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John B. Loomis, PhD.


Professor Agricultural and Resource Economics

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 226-4052   Office: 10 Wild Rose Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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Fields of Expertise

1.) Recreational Resources
2.) Resource Economics

Areas of Interest

 Benefit Cost AnalysisPublic lands management


Dr. Loomis received his Ph.D in economics from Colorado State University. • He taught at University of California-Davis for eight years, where he received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. He came to Colorado State University as a professor in 1993 and has served full time on the faculty until 2016. He now works part time for Colorado State University. • • Dr. John Loomis has an international reputation as a scholar in the field of economic valuation of non-marketed natural resources and public lands management. • His studies include the economic value of kayaking, T&E species, wetlands, and fishing. • He helped to design and implement studies in Australia, Belgium, Chile and China. He has also conducted numerous Benefit-Cost Analyses for city, state and federal agencies. • • Dr. Loomis' sustained contribution to the field of agricultural economics was recognized in 2004 with the awarding of the Western Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Scholar Award. He has three books and 234 scientific journal articles. In 2000 he was elected Vice President, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. • • Dr. Loomis has taught water resource economics, environmental economics, research methods, recreation economics and public land management. He has conducted numerous workshop on non market valuation for state and federal agencies.