Laura McCann, PhD


Agricultural & Applied Economics; Development, Resources & Sustainability

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-1304
Address 212 Mumford Hall
Websites ResearchGate
Personal Website


BS, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 1982
MS, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, 1986
PhD, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota 1997


Environmental economics
Analysis of policy transaction costs
Adoption of best management practices
Behavioral Economics and the Environment


My research agenda addresses the general area of natural resource management and policy. More specifically, I analyze and measure the transaction costs of agri-environmental policies. I also work in the area of adoption of best management practices relating to water quality in agricultural and urban settings Current research applies insights from behavioral economics to adoption. I was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia in the fall of 2019. I am the Editor of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research.


AG_EC 2070: Environmental Economics and Policy
AG_EC 8410: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
AG_EC 9230: Welfare and Consumption Economics


Center for Watershed Management and Water Quality
Sustainability Science Research Interest Group