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Mustapha Alhassan

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Office: 103 Building B
Phone: 843-546-1013


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2017

GCERT Business Analytics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2016

M.S. Agricultural Economics, minor in Statistics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2015

M.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics
Colorado State University 2012

B.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics
University of Maryland 2011

 Research Interests

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Nonmarket Valuation, Production Economics, Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy, Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development.


Perrin, Richard K., Lilyan Fulginiti & Mustapha Alhassan (2017). Biomass from Marginal Cropland: Willingness of North Central US Farmers to Produce Switchgrass on their Least Productive Fields. Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining. doi: 10.1002/bbb.1741

Khuc, Quy, Mustapha Alhassan, John Loomis, Trung Duc Tran, and Mark W. Paschke (2016). Estimating Households’ Willingness-to-Pay for Upland Forest Restoration in Vietnam. Open Journal of Forestry, 6, 191-198. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2016.63016

Alhassan, Mustapha, and Jamal Mohammed (2013). “Households’ Demand for Better Solid Waste Disposal Services: Case Study of four Communities in the New Juaben Municipality, Ghana.” Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 11; 16-25. doi: 10.5539/jsd.v6n11p16

Alhassan, Mustapha, John Loomis, Marshall Frasier, Stephen Davies, and Allan Andales (2013), “Estimating Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Improved Irrigation – An Economic Study of the Bontanga Irrigation Scheme in Northern Ghana.” Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 5, No. 4, 31-42. doi:10.5539/jas.v5n4p31

Alberini, Anna, Will Gans, and Mustapha Alhassan (2011), “Individual and Public-Program Adaptation: Coping with Heat Waves in Five Cities in Canada,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(12), 4679-4701; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124679


Alhassan, Mustapha, Marzieh Motallebi, and Hamed Majidzadeh (2017). “Carbon Credits for South Carolina Family Forest Landowners.” Clemson University Cooperative Extension.

Alhassan, Mustapha (2017). “Research Promotes Groundwater Protection in Ghana.” The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

Perrin, Richard, Mustapha Alhassan, Lilyan Fulginiti, and Susan Harlow (2017). “What would it take to convince farmers to grow switchgrass for biomass?”

Perrin, Richard K., Lilyan Fulginiti & Mustapha Alhassan (2016). “Prospects for Switchgrass as an Energy Crop.” Cornhusker Economics: University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension.


South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. "Socioeconomic Evaluation of Stormwater Control Measures to Guide Decision-Making in Coastal South Carolina" (with Marzieh Motallebi, Dan Hitchcock, Erik Smith, Susan Lovelace, and others).

The Nature Conservancy. "Cost Estimate of Natural Solutions for the North Coast Resilience Project" (with Marzieh Motallebi).

SC NRCS. "South Carolina Forestland Owners’ Willingness to Generate and Sell Carbon Credits" (with Marzieh Motallebi and Bo Song).

SC NRCS. "Carbon Markets and Risk Preferences of Forestland Owners" (with Marzieh Motallebi).

SC NRCS. "Forestland Owners’ Risk Perceptions of Climate Change" (with Marzieh Motallebi).

SC NRCS. "Estimating Forestland Availability for Carbon Markets in South Carolina" (with Marzieh Motallebi and Bo Song).


Curriculum Vitae
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Research Promotes Groundwater Protection in Ghana
Alhassan earns second place in poster competition