George Frisvold

Professor and Extension Specialist; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989; Environmental and Resource Economics, Regulation and Use of Biotechnology, Regional Economic Development, Economic Impact Assessment
(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 currently an associate editor for two journals: Pest Management Science and Water Economics and Policy.


Curriculum Vitae

Awards and Honors

University of Arizona, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Extension Team Award (with A. Kerna Bickel and D. Duval ), Economic Impact Assessment Team
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 464, Economics of Policy Analysis

Selected Publications

Ervin, D, E Breshears, G Frisvold, T Hurley, K Dentzman, J. Gunsolus, R Jussaume, M Owen, J Norsworthy, M Al Mamun , W Everman (2019) Farmer attitudes toward cooperative approaches to herbicide resistance management: A common pool ecosystem service challenge.” Ecological Economics 157, 237–245.

Jørgensen, P, A Aktipis,Z Brown, Y Carrière, Sharon Downes, R Dunn, G Epstein, G Frisvold, D Hawthorne, Y Gröhn, G Gujar, D Jasovský, E Klein, F Klein, G Lhermie, D Mota-Sanchez, C Omoto, M Schlüter, H Scott, D Wernli, S Carroll (2018) Dynamics of antibiotic and pesticide susceptibility and the Anthropocene operating space. Nature Sustainability 1(11), 632–641.

Davis, A & G Frisvold (2017). Are herbicides a once in a century method of weed control? Pest Management Science 73(11), 2209–2220.

Bickel, A, D Duval & G Frisvold (2017) Arizona’s agribusiness system: Contributions to the state economy. Tucson: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Naranjo, S, P Ellsworth, G Frisvold (2015) Economic value of biological control in integrated pest management of managed plant systems. Annual Review of Entomology 60, 621–645.

Frisvold, G. & K Konyar (2012) Less water: How will agriculture in southern Mountain states adapt? Water Resources Research 48, W05534, doi:10.1029/2011WR011057.

Norsworthy, J, S Ward, D Shaw, R Llewellyn, R Nichols, T Webster, K Bradley, G Frisvold, S. Powles, N Burgos, W Witt, M Barrett (2012) Reducing the risks of herbicide resistance: Best management practices and recommendations. Weed Science 60, 31–62.

Innes, R & G Frisvold (2009) The Economics of endangered species. Annual Review of Resource Economics 1, 485–512.

Frisvold G (2004) How federal farm programs affect water use, quality, and allocation among sectors. Water Resources Research 40, (2004), W12S05.

Frisvold, G, K Fernicola, M Langworthy (2001) Market returns, infrastructure and the supply and demand for extension services. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83, 758–763.

Frisvold, G & M Caswell (2000) Transboundary water management: Game-theoretic lessons for projects on the U.S.– Mexico border. Agricultural Economics 24, 101–111.

Frisvold, G & P Condon (1998) The Convention on Biological Diversity and agriculture: Implications and unresolved debates.  World Development 26, 551–70.

Winters, P, R Murgai, A de Janvry, E Sadoulet, G Frisvold (1998) Economic and welfare impacts of climate change on developing countries. Environmental and Resource Economics 12, 1–12.

Larson, B & G Frisvold (1996) Fertilizer use in Sub-Saharan Africa: What is needed and why. Food Policy 21, 509–525.

Frisvold, G (1994) Does supervision matter?  Some hypothesis tests using Indian farm-level data.  Journal of Development Economics 43, 217–238.

Frisvold, G, R Mines & J Perloff (1988) Effects of job site sanitation and living conditions on the health and welfare of agricultural workers.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 70, 873–885.