Ronald Griffin
Ron Griffin is professor emeritus of water resource economics at Texas A&M University. He specializes in water studies pertaining to demand, rate setting, marketing, policy analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. He is the author of Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects (MIT Press 2016) and the editor of Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity (Resources for the Future 2011). Several of his articles have been reprinted in books assembling leading works in environmental or water economics. He has served in editorial roles for four water-focused journals, including Water Resources Research. Further program and contact information is available at http://www.waterecon.com.
 

Selected Water-related Articles, Chapters, and Books

Ronald C. Griffin. Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects. 2nd edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Water Rate Policy: Prescription and Practice." In Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources, pp. 421-441, edited by Robert Halvorsen and David Layton. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

Narishwar Ghimire and Ronald C. Griffin. "Measuring the Water Transfer Effects of Alternative Irrigation Institutions." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96 (August 2014): 970-990.

Ronald C. Griffin. "The Origins and Ideals of Water Resource Economics in the U.S." Annual Review of Resource Economics 4 (2012): 353-377.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Engaging Irrigation Organizations in Water Reallocation." Natural Resources Journal 52 (Fall 2012): 277-313.

Ronald C. Griffin and James W. Mjelde. "Distributing Water's Bounty." Ecological Economics 72 (December 2011): 116-28.

David Bell and Ronald C. Griffin. "National Urban Water Demand with Periodic Error Correction." Land Economics 87 (August 2011): 528-44.

Ronald C. Griffin, editor. Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, 2011.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Benchmarking in Water Project Analysis." Water Resources Research 44 (November 2008): W11418, doi:10.1029/2008WR006868.

Ronald C. Griffin. Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Achieving Water Use Efficiency in Irrigation Districts." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 132 (November/December 2006): 434-442.

Gregory W. Characklis, Ronald C. Griffin, and Phil B. Bedient. "Measuring the Long-term Regional Benefits of Salinity Reduction." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 30 (April 2005): 69-93.

Ronald C. Griffin and Gregory W. Characklis. "Issues and Trends in Texas Water Marketing." Water Resources Update 121 (January 2002): 29-33.

* Ronald C. Griffin. "Effective Water Pricing." Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37 (October 2001): 1335-47.

Sylvestre Gaudin, Ronald C. Griffin, and Robin C. Sickles. "Demand Specification for Municipal Water Management: Evaluation of the Stone-Geary Form." Land Economics 77 (August 2001): 399-422.

Shortle, James S. and Ronald C. Griffin, editors. Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2001.

* Ronald C. Griffin and James W. Mjelde. "Valuing Water Supply Reliability." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 82 (May 2000): 414-26.

Gregory W. Characklis, Ronald C. Griffin, and Phil B. Bedient. "Improving the Ability of a Water Market to Efficiently Manage Drought." Water Resources Research 35 (March 1999): 823-31.

Ronald C. Griffin. "The Fundamental Principles of Cost-Benefit Analysis." Water Resources Research 34 (August 1998): 2063-71.

Ronald C. Griffin. "The Application of Water Market Doctrines in Texas." In Markets for Water: Potential and Performance, pp. 51-63, edited by W. Easter, M. Rosegrant, and A. Dinar. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Ronald C. Griffin. "On the Meaning of Economic Efficiency in Policy Analysis." Land Economics 71 (February 1995): 1-15.

Ronald C. Griffin and Manzoor E. Chowdhury. "Evaluating a Locally Financed Reservoir: The Case of Applewhite."Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 119 (November 1993): 628-44.

* Ronald C. Griffin and Shih-Hsun Hsu. "The Potential for Water Market Efficiency When Instream Flows Have Value." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75 (May 1993): 292-303.

Shih-Hsun Hsu and Ronald C. Griffin. "A Distributed Parameter Control Systems Approach to the Analysis of Water Allocation." Natural Resources Modeling 6 (Spring 1992): 191-219.

Ronald C. Griffin and Fred O. Boadu. "Water Marketing in Texas: Opportunities for Reform." Natural Resources Journal 32 (Spring 1992): 265-88.

Chan Chang and Ronald C. Griffin. "Water Marketing as a Reallocative Institution in Texas." Water Resources Research 28 (March 1992): 879-90.

Ronald C. Griffin and Chan Chang. "Seasonality in Community Water Demand." Western Journal of Agricultural Economics 16 (December 1991): 207-17.

* Ronald C. Griffin. "The Welfare Analytics of Transaction Costs, Externalities, and Institutional Choice."American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73 (August 1991): 601-14.

Ronald C. Griffin and Chan Chang. "Pretest Analyses of Water Demand in Thirty Communities." Water Resources Research 26 (October 1990): 2251-55.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Valuing Urban Water Acquisitions." Water Resources Bulletin 26 (April 1990): 219-25.

Ronald C. Griffin and Bruce A. McCarl. "Brushland Management for Increased Water Yield in Texas." Water Resources Bulletin 25 (February 1989): 175-86.

Jayson K. Harper and Ronald C. Griffin. "The Structure and Role of River Authorities in Texas." Water Resources Bulletin 24 (December 1988): 1317-27.

Ronald C. Griffin, M. Edward Rister, Michael R. Parker, and Garry N. McCauley. "Economic Prospects for Sprinkle Irrigating Rice in Texas." Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics 20 (July 1988): 103-17.

Ronald C. Griffin. "Environmental Policy for Spatial and Persistent Pollutants." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 14 (March 1987): 41-53.

Ronald C. Griffin and Gregory M. Perry. "Volumetric Pricing of Agricultural Water Supplies: A Case Study." Water Resources Research 21 (July 1985): 944-50.

Ronald C. Griffin and John R. Stoll. "The Enhanced Role of Water Conservation in the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Water Projects." Water Resources Bulletin 19 (June 1983): 447-57.

* Ronald C. Griffin and Daniel W. Bromley. "Agricultural Runoff as a Nonpoint Pollutant: A Theoretical Development." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 64 (August 1982): 547-52.

 
Education

B.S. (Mathematics), Colorado State University, 1975
M.S. (Economics), Colorado State University, 1977
Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980

Academic Appointments

Assistant-Associate-Full Professor (1980-2016), Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
Professor Emeritus (2017+), Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University

Associate Editor in charge of economics, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 1992-2007
Associate Editor in charge of economics, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 1999-2008
Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 2006-2009
Editor, Water Resources Research, 2010-2013
Editorial Board, Water Resources and Economics, 2012-2015

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