George Frisvold

Professor and Extension Specialist; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989; Environmental and Resource Economics, Regulation and Use of Biotechnology
(520) 621-6269
Professor and Extension Specialist

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Frisvold joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 1997. He has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Rural Development in Hyderabad, India, a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, and Chief of the Resource and Environmental Policy Branch of USDA's Economic Research Service.

His research interests include domestic and international environmental policy, as well as the causes and consequences of technological change in agriculture. In 1995-96, Dr. Frisvold served on the Senior staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers with responsibility for agricultural, natural resource, and international trade issues. He is a past co-editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Curriculum Vitae

Awards and Honors

Fellow, Rural Development Research Consortium
Technical Communication Award for Scholarly/Professional Articles, Society for Technical Communiation
Letter of appreciation from President William Jefferson Clinton for economic analysis of Everglades restoration policies

Classes Taught

AREC 217, Resource and Environmental Economics

Selected Publications

Frisvold, G., R. Tronstad, and J. Reeves. In International Trade and Policies for Genetically Modified Products. R. E. Evenson and V. Santaniello (eds.) Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI Publishing. 2006.

Frisvold, G. “Bt Resistance Management: The Economics of Refuges.” In Economics of Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnologies. R. Just, D. Zilberman, and J. Alston (eds.). Norwell, MA: Springer. 2006.

Frisvold, G., P. Wilson, and R. Needham. “Implications of Federal Farm Policy and State Regulation for Agricultural Water Use.” In B. Colby and K. Jacobs (eds). Arizona Water Policy: Management Innovations in an Urbanizing, Arid Region. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future Press. 2006.

Frisvold, G., J.M. Reeves, and R. Tronstad. “Bt Cotton Adoption in the United States and China: International Trade and Welfare Effects.” AgBioForum 9 (2006), 69-78.

Huffman, W.E., G. Norton, G. Traxler, G. Frisvold, and J. Foltz. “Winners and Losers: Formula versus Competitive Funding of Agricultural Research.” Choices 24 (2006), 269-274.

Frisvold, G. “Agriculture, Federal Farm Programs and Water Use in the Western United States.” In Negotiating Tribal Water Rights: Fulfilling Promises in the Arid West. B.G. Colby, J.E. Thorson, and S. Britton (eds.). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2005, pp. 20-23.

Frisvold G. “How Federal Farm Programs Affect Water Use, Quality, and Allocation among Sectors.” Water Resources Research 40 (2004), Art. No. W12S05.

Frisvold, G., J. Sullivan, and A. Raneses. “Genetic Improvements in Major US Crops: the Size and Distribution of Benefits.” Agricultural Economics 28(2003):109-119.

Frisvold, G. and M. Caswell. “Planning and Financing Water Projects on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Past Present and Future.” In Both Sides of the Border: Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and the United States. L. Fernandez and R. Carson (eds.) Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002.

Frisvold, G., and R. Tronstad. “Economic Effects of Bt Cotton Adoption and the Impact of Government Programs.” In Economic and Environmental Impacts of Agbiotech: A Global Perspective. N. Kalaitsandonakes (ed.). New York: Kluwer-Plenum Academic Publishers. 2002.

Frisvold, G., K. Fernicola, and M. Langworthy. “Market Returns, Infrastructure and the Supply and Demand for Extension Services.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83(2001):758-763.

Frisvold, G. and M. Caswell. “Transboundary Water Management: Game-theoretic Lessons for Projects on the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Agricultural Economics 24(2000):101-111.

Frisvold, G. and B. Kuhn, eds. Global Environmental Change and Agriculture. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1999.

Frisvold, G. “Does Supervision Matter? Some Hypothesis Tests Using Indian Farm-level Data.” Journal of Development Economics 43(1994):217-238.

Frisvold, G. “Emerging Issues in the Allocation of Public Agricultural Research Funds.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73(1991):876-881.

Frisvold, G., R. Mines and J. Perloff. “Effects of Job Site Sanitation and Living Conditions on the Health and Welfare of Agricultural Workers.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 70(1988):873-885.

Frisvold, G. and J.M. Reeves. “The Costs and Benefits of Refuge Requirements: The Case of Bt Cotton.” Ecological Economics (2007 In Press).

Frisvold, G. and K. Emerick. “Rural-Urban Water Transfers with Applications to the U.S.- Mexico Border Region.” In A. Dinar, J. Albiac, and J. Sanchez-Soriano (eds.) Game Theory and Policy Making in Natural Resources and the Environment. New York: Routledge Press. (in press).