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Scott Templeton

Scott R Templeton

Associate Professor
Coordinator of MA in Economics and MS in Economic Analytics

Office: 309G Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-656-6680
Fax: 864-656-4192
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 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
  • Creative Inquiry into Economic Development
  • Dynamic Optimization with Economic Applications
  • Economics of Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • Natural Resource Use, Technology, and Policy
  • Seminar in Natural Resource Economics


I have worked at Clemson University since July 2000. In my twenty three years here I have taught courses in environmental and natural resource economics, microeconomics for public policy, managerial economics, 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, laboratory experiments about dynamic efficiency, sustainable use of natural resources, and regional economics. I have coordinated the MA program in Economics since January 2017 and the MS in Economic Analytics since August 2020. I have been a member of Clemson's Professional Graduate Business Faculty since January 2018.

Research Interests

  • I currently conduct or have conducted during the past five years economic research in four broad areas: 1) tests for dynamic efficiency of the use of non-renewable resources in laboratory experiments, 2) spread of the use of irrigation by farmers in coastal states of the South Atlantic USA during the past 20 years, and 3) consumer valuation of savings in fuel expenses and reductions in environmental impacts of automobiles.

Research Publications

  • Templeton, S., A. Hooper, H. Aldridge, and N. Breuer. 2018. Farmer Interest in and Uses of Climate Forecasts for Florida and the Carolinas: Conditional Perspectives of Extension Personnel. Weather, Climate, and Society 10 (1, Jan.): 103-120
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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