Faculty Member information
Professor and Resident Director
PhD (Agricultural & Resource Economics), Colorado State University
MS (Economics), Colorado State University
BS (Conservation & Resource Management), University of MarylandResearch Interests:
Water Resources Management, Valuation, Conservation, Markets & Policy Analysis
|About Dr. Michelsen:
Professor and Resident Director of The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso. As Center Director, he is responsible for strategic planning, research programs, outreach, fiscal affairs, personnel management and facilities. His research includes studies on the effectiveness of agricultural and residential water conservation programs, water markets and prices, impacts of endangered species water acquisition programs, air and water quality regulatory impacts and decision support systems for river basin resource management and water policy analysis in the U.S., China, and Chile. He has authored or co-authored over 140 publications and technical reports, serves on the Board of Directors and is Past-President of the Universities Council on Water Resources and is Past-President of the American Water Resources Association, serves on the national Water Census Advisory Committee, Paso del Norte Watershed Council Executive Committee, New Mexico-Texas Water Commisssion, Rio Grande Salinity Coalition, Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research Editorial Board and 6th World Water Form IWRM Thematic priority Chair.Selected Publications:
Booker, J.F., R.E. Howitt, A.M. Michelsen and R.A. Young. 2012. “Economics and the Modeling of Water Resources and Policies.” Natural Resource Modeling Journal. 25th Anniversary Special Issue. 25(1): 168-218.
Phillips, F. And A.M. Michelsen. 2012. “Institutional and Salinity Issues on the Upper Rio Grande.” Chapter 33 in Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management. Editors, Wesley Wallender and Kenneth Tanji. Environmental Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 71, 2nd Edition, 1033-1052.
Rister, M.E., A.W. Sturdivant, R.D. Lacewell, A.M. Michelsen and B.L. Harris. 2011. “Challenges and Opportunities for Water of the Rio Grande.” Journal of Agriculture & Applied Economics. Southern Agricultural Economics Association. 43(3):367-378.
Lacewell, R.D., M. Dubois, A.M. Michelsen, E.M. Rister, and A.W. Sturdivant. 2010. Transboundary Water Crises: Learning from Our Neighbors in the Rio Grande (Bravo) and Jordan River Watersheds. Journal of Transboundary Water Resources. 1:2010:95-123.
Robinson, J.R.C., A.M. Michelsen, and N.R. Gollehon. 2010. “Mitigating Water Shortages in a Multiple Risk Environment.” Water Policy. 12(2010):114-128.