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William Jaeger is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University. His teaching and research areas include environmental and resource economics and public policy. His work includes a range of policy-related areas such as water, land use, energy, economic development, agriculture, environmental taxation, and sustainability. He taught for twelve years at Williams College before coming to Oregon State University in 2001. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence Italy in 2016, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice, Italy in 2007. He has taught at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, and was a research economist at the World Bank. He published Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics, Island Press, in 2005. His prior experience includes five years as a research economist at the World Bank where he worked on development policy in Africa. He also spent four years living in West Africa.

Content by William Jaeger

Water, Economics, and Climate Change in the Willamette Basin, Oregon

Climate change, population growth, and income growth have the potential to significantly affect the availability and use of water in the Willamette River Basin (WRB). The Willamette Water 2100 project (WW2100) was motivated in response to the need for individuals, communities, and governments across...

By William Jaeger | OSU Extension Catalog

Economics of Oilseed Crops and Their Biodiesel Potential in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Assesses economic potential of growing six oilseeds--canola, flax, camelina, yellow mustard, sunflower, and safflower--in Oregon's Willamette Valley for biodiesel production. Evaluates costs and returns from feedstock production, oilseed crushing and biodiesel processing, including government...

By William Jaeger | OSU Extension Catalog

Biofuel Potential in Oregon: Background and Evaluation of Options

Examines the economics of three biofuel options for Oregon: corn-based ethanol, canola-based biodiesel, and cellulosic wood-based ethanol. For each option, four questions are addressed: 1. Is the biofuel commercially viable? 2. Is it a cost-effective way to pursue our national goal of energy...

By William Jaeger | OSU Extension Catalog

How Have Land-use Regulations Affected Property Values in Oregon?

Examines ways in which land-use regulations in general, and Oregon's land-use planning system in particular, may affect property values.

By William Jaeger | OSU Extension Catalog

Ecosystem Services and the Potential Role for Markets

Encouraged by successes such as pollution trading and fishery catch-shares, "markets for ecosystem services" (MES) are being promoted to foster conservation. In many cases, however, conditions do not exist for successful use of MES, and costly taxpayer-funded payment schemes could deplete fiscal...

By William Jaeger | OSU Extension Catalog

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