Rex H. Caffey, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
Department of Agricultural Economics
179 Woodin Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Dr. Rex H. Caffey is a Professor of Natural Resource Economics in the
LSU Department of Agricultural Economics. Since 1998 he has coordinated
the state-wide extension program in Wetland and Coastal Resources for
the LSU Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Sea Grant College
Program. In 2003, Caffey became the founding director of the LSU Center
for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP). This research and
extension cooperative fosters the interaction of socioeconomic
professionals to address natural resource management challenges in
Louisiana and the nation. CNREP currently has 24 active members from 8
institutions across the southeastern U.S. The center’s current
activities, funded at $10.1 million over the past 8 years by 43 public and
private sources outside the University, has led to the emergence of
CNREP as a primary source of socioeconomic expertise for state and
federal agencies in the Gulf coast region.
of work: Economics of coastal restoration; coastal fisheries
management; natural resource valuation, sustainability modeling,
economic development and project feasibility.