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Cassie Finer is a National Marine Fisheries Service - SeaGrant Marine Resource Economics Fellow in Oregon State University’s Applied Economics Department.
Cassie completed her B.A.'s in Economics and Human Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Oregon State University.
Cassie's dissertation explores the effects of external impacts, such as climate change and habitat restoration, on natural resource land markets. She develops this analysis through three separate essays: the first essay extends the Ricardian Method, traditionally applied to agriculture land markets, to explore climate change’s impact on forest land markets in Oregon; the second paper uses hedonic modeling to determine how salmon habitat restoration decisions, such as dike removal, affect Oregon’s coastal land markets; the third paper estimates the welfare effects of current dike removal plans by comparing with a simulated removal plan that optimizes across both ecological and economic outcomes.