Chad Settle PhD

Director of Environmental Policy Program
Department Chairperson of Economics
Professor of Economics Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


Chad Settle's research covers a range of topics such as the integration of biological and economic systems, citizen suits, bargaining models, the importance of mitigation and adaptation in long-range planning, asymmetric information, demand side management, hyperbolic discounting, and people's perceptions of losses versus gains. His main area of concentration is post-invasion management of exotic plant and animal species. Recently, his research has extended into the classroom, working to determine if various teaching methods and/or the specific format used to deliver the material to students significantly affect students' perception of teaching effectiveness or overall class satisfaction. He is hoping to extend this research to include student performance measures once sufficient data is available.

Ph.D., University of Wyoming
M.A., New Mexico State University
B.A., University of Arizona

Individuals’ Perceptions of Losses versus Gains Role of Discounting in Resource Modeling
Importance of Asymmetric Information in Game Theoretic Modeling

Applied Microeconomics Theory
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Regulatory Economics and Industrial Organization
Behavior under Rick and Uncertainty
Applied Econometrics: Game Theory and Experimental Economics

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Book Chapters

“Economic Valuation and Invasive Species” (with C. McIntosh, D. Finnoff, and J. Shogren), in Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics, Policy, and Management (R. P. Keller, D. M. Lodge, M. A. Lewis, and J. F. Shogren eds.), Oxford University Press, (2009), 151-179

“Integrating Economics and Biology for Invasive Species Management” (with D. Finnoff and J. Shogren), in Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Integrating Ecology, Economics, Policy, and Management (R. P. Keller, D. M. Lodge, M. A. Lewis, and J. F. Shogren eds), Oxford University Press, (2009), 25-43

“Rationality Spillovers in Yellowstone” (with T. Cherry and J. Shogren), in Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods (T. Cherry, S. Kroll, and J. Shogren eds.), Routledge, (2007), 383-394

Settle, C., T. Hurley, and J. Shogren, Citizen Suits, in The Law and Economics of the Environment A. Heyes, ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, (2001), 217-248

Journal Articles

“Engaging Game Design Students Using Peer Evaluation” (with A. Settle and C. Wilcox) Proceedings of SIGITE 2011: The Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, (refereed conference proceedings), (2011), 73-78

“Distance Learning and Student Satisfaction in Java Programming Courses” (with A. Settle), Journal of Universal Computer Science, (2007), 13(9): 1270-1286

“Assessing Mitigation-Adaptation Scenarios for Reducing Catastrophic Climate Risk” (with J. Shogren and S. Kane), Climatic Change, (2007), 83: 443-456

“Invasive Species and the Depth of Bioeconomic Integration” (with D. Finnoff, J. F. Shogren, and J. Tschirhart), Choices, (2006), 21(3): 147-152

“Does Integrating Economic and Biological Systems Matter for Public Policy? The Case of Yellowstone Lake” (with J. Shogren), Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy, (2006), 6(1), paper 9

“Integration-Valuation Nexus in Invasive Species Policy” (with J. F. Shogren, D. Finnoff, and C. McIntosh), Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, (2006), 35(1): 11-20

“Graduate Student Satisfaction with an Online Discrete Mathematics Course” (with A. Settle), The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges: CCSC-MW 2005: The Consortium for Computing Sciences in College: Midwest Region Conference, (refereed conference proceedings), (2005), 21(1): 79-87

“Investigating Risky Choices over Losses Using Experimental Data” (with C. Mason, J. Shogren, and J. List), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, (2005), 31(2): 187-215

“Hyperbolic Discounting and Time Inconsistency in a Native-Exotic Species Conflict” (with J. Shogren), Resource and Energy Economics, (2004), 26 (2): 255-274

“Possible Responses to Global Climate Change: Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation” (with T. Wilbanks, S. Kane, P. Leiby, R. Perlack, J. Shogren, and J. Smith), Environment, (June 2003), 45 (5): 28-38

“Bargaining Outcomes in Rural Electric Cooperative All-Power Requirements Contract Negotiations in a Deregulated Retail Electricity Market” (with M. Lindsey), The Electricity Journal, (2003), 16 (2): 38-53

“Integrating Economics and Ecology to Protect Nature on Private Lands: Models, Methods, and Mindsets” (with J. Shogren and G. Parkhurst), Environmental Science and Policy, (2003), 6 (3): 233-242

“Measuring the Impact of Asymmetric Information: An Example from Energy Conservation” (with J. Tschirhart), Journal of Regulatory Economics, (2003), 24 (3): 329-357

“Modeling Native-Exotic Species Within Yellowstone Lake” (with J. Shogren), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2002) 84 (5): 1323-1328

“On the Joint Determination of Biological and Economic Systems” (with T. Crocker and J. Shogren) Ecological Economics, (2002) 42: 301-311

“Environmental Conflicts with SLAPP Reputations” (with J. Shogren) Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, (2001) 4:129-139

Technical Report

“Preliminary Results with a Targeted Online Java Course” (with A. Settle and W. Marrero), College of Computing and Digital Media Technical Report 08-005, Depaul University, (2008)

Working Papers

Settle, Chad. “Integrated Stakeholder Participation and Feedbacks in an Economic Analysis of Passive Treatment Wetland Technology.” N.p., 2018. Print.

“Accounting for Extraction Cost, Technological Progress, and Resource Exploration in Nonrenewable Resource Extraction”

Settle, Chad, A. Bouchet, and M. Troilo. “Investment in Human Resources: Evidence from Major League Baseball.” N.p., 2018. Print.

AS 1001 First Year College Experience
ECON 2023 Principles of Economics Ii: Microeconomics
ECON 3123 Resources and the Environment
ECON 3163 Game Theory and Experimental Economics
ECON 4973 Senior Project