Elena Irwin

Assoc Professor

Ag, Environmental and Development Economics

Address:316 Ag Admin Bldg
2120 Fyffe Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Country:United States

Research Interests

Elena Irwin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University. Her research interests include land use economics and policy, urban spatial systems, and the interactions between human decision making and changes in ecological systems. Her research applies theory and methods from the fields of spatial and regional economics, including spatial econometrics, geographic information systems and system dynamics.  She has published her work in a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary outlets, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Economic Geography, Annual Review of Resource Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Landscape Ecology and Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. She is currently a Co-Investigator with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  In addition to NSF, her research has been funded by NOAA, USDA Forest Service, Economics Research Service and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. She received a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in German and History (1988) and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland (1998). 


Accomplishments Made with Funds

We have started to gather spatially deatailed land parcel data on land use over time. These data will be used to support the statistical and simulation models.