Jingjing Wang

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Associate Professor

Email:  wangj@unm.edu
Office:  ECON 2010
Website:  Personal website
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Jingjing Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of New Mexico, specializing in environmental and natural resource economics. Her research focuses on the role of public policy in internalizing externalities and the performance of markets for efficient resource allocation in the context of environment, agriculture, and water. She uses quantitative tools such as integrated modeling, dynamic optimal control, and applied econometrics to solve real-world questions. Her research program is interdisciplinary and model-driven. Representative projects include urban water conservation, water trading across different sectors, livestock manure management coupled with bioenergy production, and nitrogen management in arid-land ecosystems. Dr. Wang received her B.E. in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University (China), her M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California – Riverside, and her Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California – Riverside.

Research Areas

  • Water Economics
  • Nutrient Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Integrated Modelling

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Mathematical & Numerical Methods for Economics
  • Integrated Modelling

Selected Publications

Wang, J. and J. Chermak, 2021. Is Less Always More? Conservation, Efficiency and Water Education Programs. Ecological Economics, 184, 106994.

Wang, Y., J. Wang, X. Wang, and Q. Li, 2021. Does Policy Cognition Affect Livestock Farmers' Investment in Manure Recycling Facilities? Evidence from China. Science of the Total Environment, 795, 148836.

Ali, M.*, J. Wang, H. Himmelberger, J. Thacher, 2020. An Economic Perspective on Fiscal Sustainability of U.S. Water Utilities: What We Know and Think We Know. Forthcoming at Water Economics and Policy.

Joshi, J. * and Wang, J., 2018. Manure Management Coupled with Bioenergy Production: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Large Dairies in New Mexico. Energy Economics, 74, 197-207.

Wang, J. and K.A. Baerenklau, 2015. How Inefficient Are Nutrient Application Limits? A Dynamic Analysis of Groundwater Nitrate Pollution from CAFOs. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 37(1), 130–150.