John Hoehn’s teaching and research activities address the benefit-cost analysis of environmental improvements; methods for valuing non-market goods; improved institutions for protecting, managing, and using environmental resources; and the economics of ecological resources. He teaches core courses in the departmental and university-wide graduate programs in environmental and resource economics. Recent research projects include estimating the demands for water quality improvements in Michigan’s lakes and rivers; evaluating improved institutions and methods for ecosystem restoration; assessing the economic values of coastal wetlands; estimating willingness to pay for municipal water and wastewater services; and evaluating the economic alternatives for controlling hazardous wastes and toxic residues. Projects were supported by agencies and programs such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Interior, National Sea Grant College Program, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. In additions, his consultations include research with U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Organization of American States, and the National Research Council in the United States. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is a past board member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
- Methods for valuing non-market goods: Contingent valuation, stated choice, hedonics, benefit transfer, and travel cost
- Economic performance of environmental laws and policy
- Ecosystem protection through transferable permit systems
Hoehn, John P., Lupi, Frank, Kaplowitz, Michael. 2010. Stated Choice Experiments with Complex Ecosystem Changes: The Effects of Information Formats on Estimated Variances and Choice Parameters. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 35 (3): 568-590.
Hoehn, John P., Adanu, Kwami. 2008. Do Growth, Investment, and Trade Encourage Water Use?. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 1 (1): 127-146. www.springer.com/economics/regional+science/journal/12076.
Donnet, L., Weatherspoon, D. D., Hoehn, J. P. (2007). What Adds Value in Specialty Coffee? Managerial Implications from Hedonic Price Analysis of Central and South American E-Auctions. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 10(3), 24-41.
Deaton, B., Hoehn, J. P., Norris, P. E. (2007). Net Buyers, Net Sellers, and Agricultural Landowner Support for Agricultural Zoning.. Land Economics, 83(2), 45-57.
Hoehn, John P., Frank Lupi, and Michael D. Kaplowitz, “Untying a Lancastrian Bundle: Ecosystem Valuation in Wetland Mitigation,”Journal of Environmental Management, 68:263-273, 2003.
Deaton, B. James, Patricia E. Norris, and John P. Hoehn. "Setting the Standard for Farmland Preservation: Do Preservation Criteria Motivate Citizen Support for Farmland Preservation. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 32(2):272-281, 2003.
Hoehn, John P., and Alan Randall, “The Effect of Resource Quality Information on Resource Injury Perceptions and Contingent Values,” Resource and Energy Economics, 24:13-31, 2002.
Lupi, Frank, Michael D. Kaplowitz, and John P. Hoehn, “The Economic Equivalency of Drained and Restored Wetlands in Michigan,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 84(5):1355-1361, 2002.
Kaplowitz, Michael D., and John P. Hoehn, “Do Focus Goups and Individual Interviews Reveal the Same Information for Natural Resource Valuation?”, Ecological Economics, 36(2): 237-247, 2001.
Hoehn, John P., and Douglas Krieger, “An Economic Analysis of Water and Wastewater Investments in Cairo, Egypt,” Evaluation Review, 24(6):579-608, 2000.
Hoehn, John P., and Douglas Krieger, “Valuing Water in a Desert City: An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investments in Cairo, Egypt,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 126:345-350, 2000.
Funded Research Projects
- The Stability of Values for Ecosystem Services: Tools for Evaluating the Potential for Benefit Transfers
- Estimating Nonmarket Values for Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands