Ashley Kerna Bickel

Economic Impact Analyst; M.S., Agricultural & Resource Economics, The University of Arizona; B.S., Environmental & Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: 
(520) 621-6265
Office: 
304E

Teaching and Research Interests

Ashley Kerna Bickel is an Economic Impact Analyst for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Her work focuses on collaborating with Extension faculty and industry representatives across the state of Arizona to conduct economic impact and contribution studies. Her area of expertise includes working with the IMPLAN input-output modeling software as well as the statistical programs, SAS and STATA. 

An alumna of the department, Ashley’s graduate student thesis was titled “Water for Ecosystems: Contingent Valuation in Colorado River Delta and Analysis of Western U.S. Water Market Activity.” 

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

Frisvold, G. B., Bickel, A. K., & Duval, D. F. (2018). “Farm to school programs’ local foods activity in Southern Arizona: Local foods toolkit applications and lessons.” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 8(Supplement 3), 20. doi: https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2018.08C.001

Duval, D, Kerna, A., G Frisvold, K Umeda (2017) “Water conservation and Cooperative Extension turfgrass programs in the Desert Southwest.” Golf Course Management, August 2017, 74–77.  

Kerna, A., Colby, B., & Zamora, F. (2017). “Cultural and Recreational Values for Environmental Flows in the Colorado River Delta.” Water Economics and Policy, Vol. 3, No. 2.

Kerna, A., Duval, D., Vautour, J., Houtkooper, L., Farrell, V., McCullough, L, & Misner, S. (2017). The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Nutrition Network’s Contribution to the Arizona Economy in 2014. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1740-2017.

Kerna, A., Frisvold, G., Jacobs, L., Farrell, V.A., Houtkooper, L., & Misner, S.  (2015). “Application of IMPLAN to Extension Programs: Economic Impacts of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension SNAP-Ed Spending.” Journal of Extension, 53(6), [6TOT4].

Non-Refereed Technical Publications 

Bickel, A. K., Duval, D. F., & Frisvold, G. B. (2018). Contribution of On-Farm Agriculture and Agribusiness to the Pinal County Economy. AREC website.

Frisvold, G. B., Bickel, A. K., & Duval, D. (2018). Mexican Fresh Tomatoes: Agribusiness Value Chain Contributions to the U.S. Economy. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Frisvold, G. B., Bickel, A. K., & Duval, D. (2018). Economic Contribution of Agriculture to the Maricopa County and Gila River Indian Community Economies. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Frisvold, G. B., Duval, D. F., & Bickel, A. K. (2017). Arizona's Agribusiness System: Contributions to the State Economy. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Duval, D., Kerna, A., Frisvold, G., & Avery, C. (2017). The Contribution of Small Grains Production to Arizona’s Economy. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. 

Kerna, A., Duval, D., & Frisvold, G. (2017). Arizona Leafy Greens: Economic Contributions of the Industry Cluster. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Albrecht, D., Bentley, M., Coupal, R., Curtis, W., Kerna, A., Landis, M., Suhr Pierce, J., Williams, D. (2016). Building a Vibrant and Resilient 21st Century Economy. Western Policy Brief (3), Western Rural Development Center. 

Kerna, A., Duval, D., Frisvold, G., & Uddin, A. (2016). The Contribution of Arizona’s Vegetable and Melon Industry Cluster to the State Economy. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Duval, D., Kerna, A., Frisvold, G., Umeda, K., & Li, R. (2016). Contribution of the Golf Industry to the Arizona Economy in 2014. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Kerna, A., Duval, D., & Frisvold, G. (2016). Yuma Visitor Survey: Characteristics and Economic Impacts of Hotel Visitors. University of Arizona Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Duval, D., Kerna, A., & Frisvold, G. (2016). Using Enterprise Software Data to Analyze the Economic Contributions and Impacts of University Programs with the IMPLAN Model. Proceedings of the Mid‐Continent Regional Science Association Annual Conference.

Thesis Title

Water for Ecosystems: Contingent Valuation in Colorado River Delta and Analysis of Western U.S. Water Market Activity

Initial Placement

Sonoran Institute, Tucson, AZ

Current Job

Dept. of Ag. & Resource Econ. University of Arizona