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Dr. Aaron Anderson

  Dr. Aaron M. Anderson, Economist


Dr. Anderson is an economist interested in the economics of wildlife management. He earned a PhD from Colorado State University studying environmental policy issues and applied econometrics. Dr. Anderson has worked at NWRC since 2010 and also serves as a faculty affiliate in the CSU Department of Economics.

NWRC Research Program: Economic Research or Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Methods and Applications

Current Research:

General: environmental and ecological economics, agricultural economics

Specific: dynamic optimization of predator and feral pig management efforts using optimal control theory and Monte Carlo methods, identification of a Kuznets curve for introduced species, application and evaluation of statistical models for rank-ordered data.



  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, "Economic Efficiency of US 2007 Heavy Duty Diesel Emission Standards"
  • M.S., Auburn University, Economics
  • B.S., Auburn University, Business Administration

Contact information

  • Address: USDA, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Telephone: (970) 266-6264
  • Fax: (970) 266-6157
  • Email: aaron.m.anderson@aphis.usda.gov




Anderson, A., S.A. Shwiff, R.B. Chipman, T. Atwood, T. Cozzens, F. Fillo, R. Hale, B. Hatch, J. Maki, O.E. Rhodes, E.E. Rees, C.E. Rupprecht, R. Tinline, K.C. VerCauteren, and D. Slate. Forecasting the spread of raccoon rabies using a purpose-specific group decision-making process.  2014. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):130-138.

Anderson, A., S.A. Shwiff. 2014. Choosing the optimal lethal management strategy to reduce the cost of livestock predation.  International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics. 32(1):  59-65.


Anderson, A., K.Gebhardt, W.T. Cross, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Spillover benefits of wildlife management to support pheasant populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(2): 278-280. doi 10.1002/wsb.280.

Anderson, A., C.A. Lindell, K.M. Moxcey, W.F. Siemer, G.M. Linz, P.D. Curtis, J.E. Carroll, C.L. Burrows, J.R. Boulanger, K.M.M. Steensma, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Bird damage to select fruit crops: The cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states. Crop Protection 52: 103-109. doi: 10.1016/jcropro.2013.05.019.

Shwiff, S.A., A. Anderson, R. Cullen, P.C.L. White, and S.S. Shwiff. 2013. Assignment of measurable costs and benefits to wildlife conservation projects. Wildlife Research 40: 134-141. doi 10.1071/WR12102.

Shwiff, S., K. Hampson, and A. Anderson. 2013. Potential economic benefits of eliminating canine rabies. Antiviral Research 98:352-356.


Anderson, A., K. Kirkpatrick and S.A. Shwiff. 2012. The net benefits of controlling bird and rodent pests in wine grape and avocado production. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25: 353-356.

Anderson A., Shwiff S., Gebhardt K., Ramirez A.J., Kohler D., and L. Lecuona. 2012. Economic Evaluation of Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus) Rabies Prevention in Mexico. Transbound Emerg Dis. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12007.


Gebhardt, K., A. Anderson, K. Kirkpatrick, S.A. Shwiff, 2011. A review and synthesis of bird and rodent damage to select California Crops.  Crop Protection 30: 1109-1116.





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