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Photo: Matthew G. Interis, Ph.D.Matthew G. Interis, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University


Matt Interis specializes in non-market valuation of environmental and natural resource services, working primarily with stated preference surveys and focusing on the improvement of stated preference valuation techniques. His applied work has involved the valuation of coastal wetland and barrier island restoration in Louisiana and the valuation of ecosystem services from specific habitats including salt marsh, oyster reefs, and mangrove forests. Recently he has begun work on direct-from-grower food purchases. He has taught Introduction to Food and Resource Economics, Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy, Advanced Environmental Economics, and Experimental Economics and Survey Design. In 2010-2011 he was voted Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty by students in the department and in 2011 he received the Excellence in Teaching, Lower Division Award for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Areas of work: Environmental evaluation, valuation methods, behavioral economics

Curriculum Vitae



Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy
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Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
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