Maik Kecinski

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

About Me

My research is broadly focused on issues around behavioral responses to environmental risk and climate change. Ongoing and previous work looks at • the behavioral responses of minority groups to contamination, such as arsenic and lead contaminated water through different exposure routes • the behavioral responses of disgust, as explored by cockroach contaminated drinking water and recycled water • perceptions of foods and other agricultural products irrigated with non-traditional water, such as brown and grey recycled water • optimization techniques in land conservation and how governments and other NGOs can use conservation funding cost-effecticvely to preserve more land and endangered species • perceptions of "green" foods, such as willingness-to-pay for oysters that provide ecosystem services • behavior in climate change games, such as preferences for adaptation versus abatement • the establishment and stability of social networks • public goods and common pool resources in northern Indigenous communities.


• Environmental Risk and Climate Change 

• Water Issues 

• Land Conservation 

• Experimental and Behavioral Economics


Current course: 

AREC 430 (Economic Impact Assessment, undergraduate level) 

AREC 530 (Economic Impact Assessment, graduate level) 

AREC 365 (Natural Resource Economics, undergraduate level)

Previous courses: 

APEC 665 (Experiment Economics (graduate level, at University of Delaware) 

Microeconomics, Macroeconomic, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory (at University of Kaiserslautern)