Douglas H. Wrenn, Ph.D.

Douglas H. Wrenn, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Graduate Program Director: Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics (EEFE)
112A Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban and Land Use Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Policy Analysis


The effectiveness of taxes in decreasing candy purchases
Food Policy, Hoy, Kyle A., Wrenn, Douglas H., 2020

The impact of water access on short-term migration in rural India
Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Zaveri, Esha D., Wrenn, Douglas H., Fisher-Vanden, Karen, 2020

Land Use Dynamics: Regulations and Norms, Irwin, Elena, Buckley, Geoffrey, Gnagey, Matthew, Newburn, David, Pierce, Erin, Wrenn, Douglas, 2019

Price based policies for managing residential development
Resources and Energy Economics, Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, Klaiber, H. Allen, Newburn, David A., 2019

House prices and marriage entry in China
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Wrenn, Douglas H., Yi, Junjian, Zhang, Bo, 2019

Unconventional energy, taxation, and interstate welfare
Energy Economics, Hoy, Kyle A., Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, 2018

Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas, Fetter, T., Steck, Andrew, Timmins, Christopher, Wrenn, Douglas, 2017

Not my problem
Land Use Policy, Towe, Charles A., Klaiber, H. Allen, Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, 2017

Spatial heterogeneity, accessibility, and zoning
Journal of Economic Geography, Zhang, Wendong, Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, Irwin, Elena G., 2017

Confronting Price Endogeneity in a Duration Model of Residential Subdivision Development
Journal of Applied Econometrics, Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, Klaiber, H. Allen, Newburn, David A., 2017

Unconventional shale gas development, risk perceptions, and averting behavior: Evidence from bottled water purchases
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Wrenn, Douglas H., Klaiber, H. Allen, Jaenicke, Edward C., 2016

Invisible water, visible impact: Groundwater use and Indian agriculture under climate change
Environmental Research Letters, Zaveri, Esha, Grogan, Danielle S., Fisher-Vanden, Karen Ann, Frolking, Steve, Lammers, Richard B., Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, Prusevich, Alexander, Nicholas, Robert Eugene, 2016

Resident vs. nonresident employment associated with marcellus shale development
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Wrenn, II, Douglas Harvey, Kelsey, Timothy Wayne, Jaenicke, Edward C., 2015

Time is money
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Wrenn, Douglas H., Irwin, Elena G., 2015

Shale Development and Employment in Pennsylvania, Wrenn, Douglas, 2014

An Assessment of Empirical Methods for Modeling Land Use, Irwin, Elena, Wrenn, Douglas, 2014

Geographically and temporally weighted likelihood regression
Regional Science and Urban Economics, Wrenn, Douglas H., Sam, Abdoul G., 2014

How Do Land Use Policies Influence Fragmentation? An Econometric Model of Land Development with Spatial Simulation
Environmental Economics, Wrenn, Douglas, Irwin, Elena, 2012

Developing Spatial Economic Models of Land Change for Policy Simulation, Irwin, Elena, Wrenn, Douglas, 2012