Ag Science, Room 28B
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334
Maas’ research areas include the allocation and valuation of scarce resources, with a focus on water related issues. He is an interdisciplinary, applied economist with a particular focus on the economic implications of resource management and local policies.
Ph.D., Colorado State University
M.S., University of Connecticut
B.S., Boston University
- Maas’ publishes in a number of practitioners journals and has worked with utilities to evaluate conservation and billing programs. He has also presented his work on urban water financing issues to stakeholders across the country.
- Adhikari, K., Maas, A., & Trujillo-Barrera, A. (2023). Revisiting the effect of recreational marijuana on traffic fatalities. International Journal of Drug Policy, 115, 104000. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104000
- Becker, D. A., Maas, A., Bayham, J., & Crooks, J. (2022). The unintended benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program for air quality. GeoHealth, 6(10) DOI: 10.1029/2022GH000648
- Burton, K., A. Maas, and K. Lee. 2021. A Case Study in Contamination: Persistent Home Value Losses Associated with the Elk River Spill. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 47(3) DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.316751
- Awad, K., Maas, A., & Wardropper, C. 2021. Preferences for Alternative Water Supplies in the Pacific Northwest: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Journal Water Resources Planning and Management, 147(4), 04021007. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001342
- Maas, A., & Lu, L. 2021. Elections have Consequences: Partisan Politics may be Literally Killing Us. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 19(1), 45-56, DOI: 10.1007/s40258-020-00621-5
- Maas, A., C. Wardropper, G. Roesch-McNally, J. Abatzoglou. 2020. A (mis)alignment of farmer experience and perceptions of climate change in the U.S. inland Pacific Northwest. Climatic Change. 162(3): 1011-1029. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02713-6
- Puri, R. and A. Maas. 2020. Evaluating the Sensitivity of Residential Water Demand Estimation to Model Specification and Instrument Choices. Water Resources Research. 56(1). DOI: 10.1029/2019WR026156
- Maas, Alexander, Christopher Goemans, Dale Manning, Stephan Kroll, and Thomas Brown. 2017. “Dilemmas, Coordination and Defection: How Uncertain Tipping Points Induce Common Pool Resource Destruction.” Games and Economic Behavior 104: 760–74. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2017.06.009.
- Maas, Alexander, Andre Dozier, Dale T Manning, and Christopher Goemans. 2016. “Water Storage in a Changing Environment: The Impact of Allocation Institutions on Value.” Water Resources Research.
- Maas, Alexander, Christopher Goemans, Dale Manning, Stephan Kroll, Mazdak Arabi, and Mariana Rodriguez-McGoffin. 2017. “Evaluating the Effect of Conservation Motivations on Residential Water Demand.” Journal of Environmental Management 196: 394–401. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.03.008.
Alexander Maas received his master’s from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and his doctorate from Colorado State University in 2016 in the field of agricultural and resource economics. His work involves the valuation and allocation of natural resources, ecosystem services, and urban water policy. He focuses on trade-offs created when allocating scarce resources among industrial, municipal and agricultural sectors, as well as the economic externalities associated with these allocations.
- Outstanding Published Research from Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2018
- IEAM Best Paper: TNC-Dow coastal study, 2016
- Dr. Robert Young Scholarship, 2015
- S. Lee Gray Scholarship, 2015
- NSF IGERT Fellowship, 2013
- Roy Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School, 2013
- Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, 2010