Gregory Torell

Research Emphasis

Dr. Torell specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University, and  recently received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, his research has included work in the evaluation of renewable sources of electricity, issues of transmission congestion in the electricity sector, analysis of greenhouse gas policy in the electricity sector, the valuation of ecosystem services on rangelands, and water sharing institutions in Afghanistan. During his time at the University of Wyoming, he received the Attilio and Hedy Bedont Outstanding Graduate Student Award, as well as the Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year Award for outstanding teaching.

Selected Publications:

Torell, L.A., Torell, G. and R.K. Skaggs, Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Economic Assessments of Restoration Projects, Rangelands 36 (2014), no. 2, 1–7

Godby, R., Torell, G. and R. Coupal, Estimating the Value of Additional Wind and Transmission Capacity in the Rocky Mountain West, Resource and Energy Economics 36 (2014), no. 1, 22–48.

Torell, L.A., Torell, G., Tanaka, J. and N. Rimbey, The Potential of Valuing Rangeland Ecosystem Services on Public Rangelands, Western Economic Forum 12 (2013), no. 1, 40–46

Torell, G. and F. Ward, Improved Water Institutions for Food-Security and Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan’s Balkh River Basin, Int. J. of Water Resources Development 26 (2010), no. 4, 613–637

r Beef Cow-Calf Operations.”  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  EAG-018.  July, 2015.

Jang, Ju Won, A. Ishdorj, and D.P. Anderson.  “Searching for Possible Sources of Grader Bias in Beef Grading: A Non-parametric Approach.”  Presented Paper at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  July 28, 2015.

Ribera, L., M.Palma, M. Paggi, D.P. Anderson, and R.D. Knutson. “Asymmetry in Raw Milk Perceptions and Information: An Increasingly Important and Often Ignored Food Safety Policy Issue.”  Presented Paper at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.  Rotorua, New Zealand.  February 13, 2015.

Russell, L.A., M.T. Bochat, B.D. Yanta, D.P. Anderson, J.C. Paschal, and A.M. Young. “Impact of Brahman Influence on Breeding Female Prices in South Texas: Results From a Special Sale in Bee County, Texas.” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. EAG-010. July, 2014.

Garcia, J., A.D. Herring, D.G. Riley, T.O. Sanders, and D.P. Anderson. “Economic Analysis of Cow Longevity.” Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. Vol. 65, 2014.

Johnson, M.D., D.P. Anderson, T.A. Wickersham, and J.E. Sawyer, and J.W.Richardson. “A Range of Possibilities: Probabilistic Outcomes of Beta Agonist Removal from U.S. Beef Production.” Presented Paper at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO. June 23, 2014.

Welch, J.M., D.P. Anderson, J. Robinson, M. Waller, S. Bevers, R, Hogan, S. Amosson, D. McCorkle, J. Smith, and E. Williams. “Have Concerns Over Futures Market Integrity Impacted Producer Price Risk Management Practices?” Choices. Fourth Quarter, 2013.

Anderson, D.P. “Adventures in Thin Markets, Contracting, and Concentration: Today’s Lamb Market.” Vol. 67 Western Section American Society of Animal Science. June, 2013.

Hagerman, A.D., M.P. Ward, D.P. Anderson, J.C. Looney, and B.A. McCarl. “Rapid Effective Trace-Back Capability Value: A Case of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Texas High Plains.” Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2013). 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.12.011.

Power, G.J., D.V. Vedenov, D.P. Anderson, and S. Klose (2013): “Market Volatility and the Dynamic Hedging of Multi-Commodity Price Risks.” Applied Economics. 45:27, 3891-3903.

Pruitt, J.R. and D.P. Anderson. “Assessing the Impact of LFTB in the Beef Cattle Industry.” Choices. Fourth Quarter, 2012.

Anderson, D.P., J.M. Welch, and J.R.C. Robinson. “Agricultural Impacts of Texas’s Driest Year on Record.” Choices. Third Quarter, 2012.

McCorkle, D.A., R. Dudensing, D.P. Anderson, and D. Hanselka. “The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture’s Contributions to the Texas Economy.” Texas AgriLife Extension Service, January, 2012.

Curriculum Vitae

University of Wyoming 2016 PhD, Economics.

New Mexico State University:

2010 MS, Agricultural Economics, Minor in Experimental Statistics.

2008 BA, Economics.

2008 BA, Foreign Language–German.

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