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Photo: Richard F. Kazmierczak, Jr., Ph.D.Richard F. Kazmierczak, Jr., Ph.D.

Retired, Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
LSU Agricultural Center

Dr. Kazmierczak holds a Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bacheloriate in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Michigan State University. A member of the LSU faculty since 1991 and a Senior Research Fellow at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Kazmierczak has published over one hundred articles and received grant funds exceeding $3.0 million from sponsoring organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. He currently serves as secretary to the W2004 - Marketing, Trade and Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources, a multistate project funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as Editor-in-Chief for the open-access journal Resources. His areas of study include resource and environmental economics (with a focus on technology and the use of market and non-market mechanisms) and the bioeconomics of resource use. He has earned several honors including the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Joseph E. Sedberry Outstanding Graduate Teacher for the LSU College of Agriculture and various research awards from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, the World Aquaculture Society, and the American Agricultural Economics Association.

Areas of Work: fisheries economics, coastal wetlands management, bioeconomic modeling, regulatory impact, simulation, benefit-cost analysis, negotiation


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