Matthew Weber, Ph.D., Senior Water Resources Economist

areas of specialization water policy and economic analysis, ecosystem services analysis, market / nonmarket valuation of water planning options, design of survey methods, econometric modeling, focus group / interview research, content analysis

Matt’s background in hydrology and environmental economics integrates biophysical science with the social dimensions of water planning. He has used cutting-edge econometric modeling techniques to quantify ecosystem service values associated with rivers, including recreational and nonuse values, publishing extensively on these and other topics. Matt also applies qualitative research techniques to glean defensible and meaningful insights on water management.

An adjunct faculty member for Oregon State University’s Water Resources Graduate Program (Water Resource Policy & Management), he also serves on the board of the Corvallis Environmental Center.

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