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Faculty and Staff Profile

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
Email: STEMPLE@clemson.edu
Vita: http://people.clemson.edu/~stemple/cv19_v2.pdf
 

 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

 Profile

I have worked at Clemson University since July 2000. In my nineteen 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, 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 five broad areas: 1) economic experiments to test for dynamic efficiency of the use of non-renewable resources, 2) bio-economic survival of trees in California’s urban forests with pitch canker, 3) effects of entry of generic versions of antibiotics on total prescriptions of them and the evolution of their effectiveness, 4) consumer valuation of fuel economy and reductions in environmental impacts of automobiles, and 5) irrigation in the Southeastern USA and the effect of peers on farmer adoption of irrigation in the region.

 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.