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Lori Lynch

Senior Economist
202-694-5451
Email: lori.lynch@ers.usda.gov


Briefly:

Lori Lynch is a Senior Economist in the Conservation and Environment branch. Lori is also a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on policy effectiveness for conservation and land protection. Recent work has incorporated experimental economics into policy design analysis.



Education:

Lori received a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, a MS in Agricultural Economics and BS in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.



Professional Affiliations:

Lori is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Agricultural Economics Association, North East Agricultural and Resource Economics Association and the Society of Soil and Water Conservation. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.



Selected Publications:

Selected Publications

Jacob Fooks, Nate Higgins, Kent D. Messer, Josh Duke, Dan Hellerstein, Lori Lynch, Conserving Spatially Explicit Benefits in Ecosystem Service Markets: Lab and Artefactual Field Tests of Network Bonuses and Spatial Targeting. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, in press.

Schilling, B. J., Esseks, J. D., Duke, J. M., Gottlieb, P. D., & Lynch, L. (2015). The future of preserved farmland: Ownership succession in three Mid-Atlantic States. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(2), 129–153.

Gottlieb, P., Schilling, B., Sullivan, K., Esseks, J.D., Lynch, L., & Duke, J.  (2015) Are preserved farms actively engaged in agriculture and conservation?  Land Use Policy, Volume 45: 103–116 May 2015

Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, and Lori Lynch, “Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets.” Editors:  Joshua Duke and JunJie Wu, Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, August 2014

Charles Towe, Rebecca Lewis, and Lori Lynch, “Using Quasi-experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation.”  Editors:  Joshua Duke and JunJie Wu, Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, August 2014

Jeffrey Ferris and Lori Lynch, “Land Conservation in the United States.”  Editors:  Joshua Duke and JunJie Wu, Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, August 2014

Liu, Xiangping and Lori Lynch, “Do Zoning Regulations Rob Rural Landowners’ Equity?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, January 2011.

Liu, Xiangping and Lori Lynch, “Do Agricultural Land Preservation Programs Reduce Farmland Loss? Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator.” Land Economics, May 2011.

Lynch, Lori, “Land Preservation Programs Achieve High Levels of Efficiency.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91(5), December 2009

Horowitz, John K., Lori Lynch, and Andrew Stocking, “Competition-Based Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Farmland Preservation in Maryland.” Land Economics, November 2009.

Recent Reports and Fact Sheets

Paul Goeringer and Lori Lynch. Crop Insurance Eligibility and Maryland’s Cover Crop Program in Maryland, Factsheet, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, March 2014.

Lori Lynch and Paul Goeringer, Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax, Factsheet 780, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, UMD. 2014

L. Paul Goeringer and Lori Lynch, 2014 Changes for Organic Crop Insurance, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, Feb 2014. 

Goeringer, Paul, and Lori Lynch, Understanding Agricultural Liability:  Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law.  Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, 2013.

L. Paul Goeringer and Lori Lynch. Trend-Adjusted Yield Option Introduced for Crop Insurance, Factsheet 970, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy 2012; 2013.

Lori Lynch, Wesley Musser, and Paul Goeringer, Estate Planning for Farm Families, Factsheet, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, UMD 2013.

Lori Lynch and Paul Goeringer, Estate Planning and Conservation Easements, Factsheet, Univ. of Md. Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, 2013.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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