Scott TempletonAssociate Professor
Office: 207 Sirrine Hall
1994 University of California at Berkeley
1987 University of California at Santa Cruz
1983 University of California at Santa Cruz
Applied Mathematical Economics
ProfileI have worked at Clemson University since July 2000. In my sixteen years here I have taught courses in environmental and natural resource economics, managerial economics, microeconomics for public policy, environmental sustainability, applied mathematical economics, dynamic optimization with economic applications, and introductory statistics. My research interests focus on adoption of institutional and technical innovations that affect environmental quality, dynamic efficiency, sustainable development, and regional economics of agriculture, which includes environmental horticulture. I have coordinated the MS program in Applied Economics and Statistics since Aug. 2011.
I currently conduct or have recently conducted economic research in six broad areas: 1) farmer use of climate information, irrigation, and crop insurance to reduce risks and improve yields, 2) economic experiments to test for dynamic efficiency of the use of non-renewable resources 3) economic vulnerability of coastal communities to infrastructural damages from sea level rise and related risk management 4) urban forestry, golf-course management, yard care, 5) costs of stream restoration, and 6) adoption of technologies and compliance with regulations that control soil erosion or stormwater runoff.
Templeton, S., M. Shane Perkins, William C. Bridges, Jr., Heather Dinon Aldridge, and Bridget Robinson Lassiter. 2014. Usefulness and Uses of Climate Forecasts for Agricultural Extension in South Carolina, USA. Regional Environmental Change 14 (2, April): 645-655.