College of Business and Behavioral Science


Scott Templeton

Associate Professor

Office: 207 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-6680
Fax: 864-656-4192

 Educational Background

1994 University of California at Berkeley
Agricultural and Resource Economics Ph.D.

1987 University of California at Santa Cruz
Applied Economics M.S.

1983 University of California at Santa Cruz
Economics B.A.

 Courses Taught

Applied Mathematical Economics
Dynamic Optimization with Economic Applications
Economics of Environmental Quality
Economics of Natural Resource Use, Technology, and Policy
Managerial Economics
Seminar in Natural Resource Economics

 Research Interests

I currently conduct or have recently conducted economic and multi-disciplinary research in five broad areas: 1) use of climate information and crop insurance to manage climate variability, 2) economic vulnerability of coastal communities to infrastructural damages from sea level rise and related risk management 3) urban forestry, golf-course management, and other aspects of environmental horticulture, 4) costs of stream restoration, and 5 management of stormwater runoff.

 Research Publications

Templeton, S., William Sessions, Liv Haselbach, Wallace Campbell, and John C. Hayes. 2010. What Explains the Incidence of the Use of a Common Sediment Control on Lots with Houses under Construction? Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42 (1, February): 57-68.

Templeton, S., S. J. Yoo, David Zilberman, and Andrew L. Dabalen. 2008. Household Use of Agricultural Chemicals for Pest-Soil Management and Own Labor for Yard Work. Environmental and Resource Economics 40 (1, May): 91-108

Hur, Jin, Mark A. Schlautman, S. Templeton, Tanju Karanfil, Christopher J. Post, John A. Smink, Megan Goddard, Hocheol Song, Stephen J. Klaine, and John C. Hayes. 2008. Does Current Management of Stormwater Runoff from Construction Sites Adequately Protect Water Resources in Urbanizing Watersheds? Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 63 (2, March-April): 77-90.