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Paul Hindsley

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Paul HindsleyEckerd College - BES
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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My research interests include coastal resource management and policy, natural hazards research, and applied statistics/econometrics. Current research includes the measurement of coastal homeowners' valuation of natural features for mitigating risks from natural hazards, measuring individual's assignment of responsibility and willingness-to-pay for rebuilding New Orleans post-Katrina, and methods for addressing bias from onsite sampling in recreation demand models.

I teach the following courses: Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Coastal Management, Coastal Hazards: Science and Management, and Statistics for the Sciences. I have also taught Introduction to Microeconomics.

Areas of Expertise/Research Focus

Coastal & Marine Resources Management, Environmental Policy Analysis, Natural Hazards, Markets, & Human Behavior, Applied Econometrics,
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Education

Ph.D., Coastal Resource Management, East Carolina University, 2008
M.S., Applied and Resource Economics, East Carolina University, 2002
B.S., Resource Conservation, University of Montana, 1999, Minor: Economics

Professional Experience

Eckerd College- Department of Environmental Studies: St Petersburg Fl
Fall 2009- Current: Coordinator for Coastal Management Minor
Fall 2008- Current: Assistant Professor

East Carolina University - Center for Natural Hazards Research: Greenville, NC
Fall 2008- Current: Research Associate
Fall 2005- Summer 2008: Research Assistant

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Silver Spring, MD
Fall 2005- Winter 2007: Contracted Economist
Summer 2005: Student Temporary Employment Program - Economist

East Carolina University - Department of Economics: Greenville, NC
Fall 2007: Teaching Assistant (Advanced Microeconomic Theory)
Spring 2007: Visiting Instructor
Spring 2005: Visiting Instructor
2001-2002: Research Assistant

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network: Raleigh/Greenville, NC
2002-2003: Financial Representative

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation: Washington, NC
2000-2001: Outreach Coordinator

Membership in Professional Organizations

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Southern Economic Association
The Coastal Society

Honors and Awards

2001 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, East Carolina University
2000 - Dick Leach Award - Pamlico-Tar River Foundation
1998 - Member of the Diversity Advisory Committee, University of Montana

Teaching Experience

2010 (Fall) - Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Coastal Management, Western Heritage in a Global Context
2010 (Autumn) - Managing Coastal Ecosystems
2010 (Spring) - Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Coastal Management, Coastal Hazards: Science and Management
2009 (Fall) - Introduction to Environmental Studies, Introduction to Coastal Management, Statistics for the Sciences
2009 (Spring) - Introduction to Environmental Studies, Coastal Issues, Statistics for the Sciences
2008 (Fall) - Introduction to Environmental Studies, Coastal Issues, Statistics for the Sciences
2007 (Fall) - Weekly Recitation Class for Advanced Microeconomic Theory (Graduate)
2007 (Spring) - Principles of Microeconomics East Carolina University
2006 - Guest Lecture: Intermediate Microeconomics "Competitive Markets."
2006 - Guest Lecture: Coastal Resources Management "Translating Ecosystem Functions into Ecosystem Services: Connections between Ecology and Economics."
2005 (Spring) - Principles of Microeconomics East Carolina University

Peer-Review Publications

Paul Hindsley, Brad Gentner, and Craig Landry. "Addressing Onsite Sampling in Recreation Site Choice Models: An Application to the Marine Recreational Statistics Survey." Forthcoming. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Craig Landry, Paul Hindsley, Okmyung Bin, Jamie B Kruse, John C Whitehead, and Ken Wilson. "Weathering the Storm: Measuring Household Willingness-to-Pay for Risk-Reduction in Post-Katrina New Orleans." Forthcoming Southern Economic Journal.

Craig Landry and Paul Hindsley. 2011. "Valuing Beach Quality with Hedonic Property Models." Land Economics 87(1).

Craig Landry, Okmyung Bin, Paul Hindsley, John Whitehead, and Kenneth Wilson. 2007. "Going Home: Evacuation-Migration Decisions of Hurricane Katrina Survivors." Southern Economic Journal 74(2): 326 - 343.

Conference Proceedings and Technical Papers

Brad Gentner, James Kirkley, Paul Hindsley, and Scott Steinback. "Allocation Analysis of Summer Flounder in the Northeast Region." Forthcoming. NOAA Technical Memorandum. U.S. Department of Commerce.

Paul Hindsley. 2010. "Applying Hedonic Property Models in the Planning and Evaluation of Shoreline Management." Proceedings of the Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference. Wilmington, North Carolina.

Craig Landry and Paul Hindsley. 2008. "Willingness to Pay for Risk Reduction and Amenities: Applications of the Hedonic Price Method in the Coastal Zone." Proceedings of the Living Shorelines Summit.

Paul Hindsley and Craig Landry. 2006. "Policy Implications of Recreation Demand Models: An Application to North Carolina Beaches." Proceedings of the Coastal Society's 20th International Conference. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Working Papers

Paul Hindsley, Craig Landry, Okmyung Bin, and Hans Vogelsong. 2008. "Site Congestion in Recreation Site Choice Models: A Generated Regressors Approach to Beach Site Selection."

Paul Hindsley. 2007 "Measuring the Impact of Changes in Public Infrastructure on Recreational Beach Users: An Investigation of the Oregon Inlet Bridge."

Paul Hindsley. 2002. "Factors Leading to Implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices on the Neuse River Basin." MS Thesis, East Carolina University

Works in Progress

Variable and Model Selection for Propensity Score Based Weights: An Application for Random Utility Models (With Craig Landry)

Applying Viewsheds to Hedonic Property Models in Pinellas County Florida (with Ash Morgan and Stuart Hamilton)

Recreation Demand for Summer Flounder (with Brad Gentner)

Assessing Congestion Impacts in Regional Models of Site Choice for Marine Anglers

Assessing Property Owners' Mitigation of Natural Hazards (Pinellas County Florida)

Assessing Government Rebuilding Responsibility Post Katrina, (with Jamie Kruse, John Whitehead, Kenneth Wilson, Craig Landry, and Okmyung Bin)

Presentations

"Applying Hedonic Property Models in the Planning and Evaluation of Shoreline Management." The Coastal Society's 22nd Biannual Conference. Wilmington, North Carolina. June 2010.

"Weathering the Storm: Measuring Household Willingness-to-Pay for Risk-Reduction in Post-Katrina New Orleans" Southern Economics Association 79th Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX. November 2009

"Weighting Methods for Addressing Onsite Sampling Biases in Recreation Site Choice Models." Research Sketch. Camp Resources XVI. Asheville, NC. August 2009.

"Evaluating the Role of Variable and Model Selection in Propensity Score Estimation When Developing Weights for Onsite Sampling." Southern Economics Association 78th Annual Conference: Washington, DC. November 2008

"Addressing Endogenous Stratification in Recreation Demand Models." Southern Economics Association 77th Annual Conference: New Orleans, LA. November 2007

"The Effect of Congestion on Recreation Demand," The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Coastal Society, East Carolina Chapter. November 2007.

"The Role of Congestion in Beach Site Selection" Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy, 2nd National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. New Orleans, LA. May 2007.

"The Role of Congestion in Beach Site Selection" Department of Economics Seminar Series, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. March 2007.

"The Role of Congestion in Beach Site Selection" Graduate Research Week, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. March 2007.

"The Role of Congestion in Beach Site Selection" Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association. Charleston S.C. November 2006.

"Policy Implications of Recreation Demand Models: An Application to North Carolina Beaches." The Coastal Society's 20th International Conference. St.Petersburg, Florida. May 2006.

"Correcting Endogenous Stratification in Random Utility Models: Application to the Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics Survey in the SE United States." NOAA Fisheries Economics & Social Science Workshop, San Francisco California. April 2006.

"Correcting Estimation Procedures for Recreational Demand Models with Choice Based Samples: Applications Beach Recreation in North Carolina." Graduate Research Day, East Carolina University. March 2006.

"Sampling Bias in Random Utility Models: Application to the Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics Survey in the SE United States." Department of Economics Seminar Series, East Carolina University. March 2006.

"Discrete Choice Models: Using Individual's Recreation Choices for Coastal Policy Analysis." The 1st Annual Meeting of the Coastal Society, East Carolina Chapter. December 2005.

Posters

"Evaluating Preferences for Rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." National Science Foundation Human and Social Dynamics Grantees Conference (2007): Washington, DC.

Honors and Awards

2001 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, East Carolina University
2000 - Dick Leach Award - Pamlico-Tar River Foundation
1998 - Member of the Diversity Advisory Committee, University of Montana

Campus Service

2010-11 - Freshman Research Program (Breege Boyer & Lauren Horning), Eckerd College
2010-11 - Environmental Affairs Committee Chair, Eckerd College
2009 - Coordinator for the Minor in Coastal Management, Eckerd College
2009-10 - Environmental Affairs Committee, Eckerd College

Refereeing

Referee for Energy Economics
Referee for Environmental and Resource Economics
Referee for Marine Resource Economics

Miscellaneous

Focus Group Development, Moderation and Observation

  • NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service's "Recreational Angler Expenditure Survey." Charleston, S.C., Silver Spring, M.D., Annapolis M.D.
  • ECU Center for Natural Hazards Research "Evaluating Preferences for Rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." Greenville, NC

Statistical Software Experience: BIOGEME, Excel, Limdep, Matlab, R, SAS, Stata

Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) 4 month expedition Baja, Mexico

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Recognition

Fiske Guide to Colleges
Eckerd College has been recognized for environmental studies in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.