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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

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Phone: (208) 885-6264
Fax: (208) 885-5759

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

Joel Hamilton

Joel Hamilton

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Professor Emeritus

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Areas of Expertise:
      Water, irrigation, energy, endangered species, hydropower, drought, rural development, regional economic impacts, applied statistics.
    • Research Interests:
    • Expertise and Programs:
      Regional economic impacts and energy impacts of water use alternatives, including irrigation, hydropower, drought, and endangered species implications. Consulting activities related to Indian and interstate water issues. Current teaching related to applied regression analysis. Teaching experience related to agricultural production economics, farm management, rural community development, agricultural prices, and agricultural marketing.