Rex H. Caffey, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural Economics
Louisiana State University
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
Dr. Rex H. Caffey is a Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Louisiana State University with a joint appointment in the LSU Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. He is founding director of the LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy - a research and extension cooperative with more than 30 active members from 12 institutions across the U.S. The center’s campus-based projects, funded at $13.6 million by 47 public and private sources, have led to its emergence as a primary source of socioeconomic expertise in coastal systems. Dr. Caffey also serves as Director of Marine Extension for Louisiana Sea Grant. This team of 18 coastal agents and specialists has been the state’s primary network for marine advisory programming since 1968. Dr. Caffey earned his M.S. in Agricultural Economics (1994) and a Ph.D. in Fisheries (1998) from Louisiana State University. For the past 20 years he has conducted applied research and extension programming related to the economic and policy challenges of fisheries and coastal wetlands in the northern Gulf of Mexico region.
Areas of work: Coastal restoration economics; ecosystem service valuation; fisheries management; benefit-cost analysis, and project feasibility