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Marzieh Motallebi

Assistant Professor
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Office: Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Scien
Phone: 843-546-1013
Email: MMOTALL@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Ecological Economics
Colorado State University 2011-2015

M.Sc. Agricultural Economics
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

B.S. Agricultural Economics
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

 Courses Taught

Environmental Policy, Production Economics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Natural Resources, Development Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Macroeconomics, Public Sector Finance, Microeconomics, and Ecosystem Services Valuation Seminar.

 Profile

Professional society activity:
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Founding member, Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Chapter. Colorado State University

 Research Interests

I am very interested in investigating the economic and behavioral aspects of environmental issues and studying the direct and indirect impacts of environmental policies on social welfare.

 Extension and Outreach

"Carbon Markets for South Carolina" workshop conductor 2017
"The Business of Recycling in SC" workshop co-conductor 2016
Planner and organizer of the 2017 Benthic Ecology Conference

 Publications

Journal Articles

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Osmond, D. (2017). An economic inquisition of water quality trading programs, with a case study of Jordan Lake, NC. Journal of Environmental Management: 193, pp: 483-490: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.02.039

O’Connell, C.; Motallebi, M; Osmond, D.L.; Hoag, D. (2017). Trading on Risk: The moral logics and economic reasoning of North Carolina farmers in water quality trading markets. Economic Anthropology: 4(2),pp: 225–238. DOI: 10.1002/sea2.12090.

Hoag, D., Arabi, M., Osmond, D., Ribaudo, M., Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A. (2017). Policy utopias for nutrient credit trading programs with non-point sources. Journal of the American Water Resource Association: 53(3), pp: 514-520. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12532.

Motallebi, M., O’Connell, C., Hoag, D., Osmond, D. (2016). Role of conservation adoption premiums on participation in water quality trading programs. Water Journal, 8 (245). doi:10.3390/w8060245

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Tasdighi, A., Arabi, M., Osmond, D., Boone, R. (2016). Impact of Relative Demand for Ecosystem Services on stacking ecosystem credits. Submitted.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D. (2015). Iranian Farmers’ Willingness to Improve Water Quality in the Zayande River. International Journal of Development Research, 5(2): 3565-3572.

Ghorbani, M., Motallebi, M. (2009). The Study on Shadow Price of Greenhouse Gases Emission in Iran: Case of Dairy Farms. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(4): 466-475.

Ghorbani, M., Koocheki, A.R., Motallebi, M. (2008). Estimating Greenhouse Gases Emission and the Most Important Factors. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8(23): 4468-4471.

Ghorbani, M., Motallebi, M. (2009). Application of the Pesaran and Shin Method for Estimating Iran's Import Demand Function. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(6): 1175-1179.

Peer reviewed proceedings and abstracts

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D., Arabi, M. (2016). Role of Weather on Design of a Water Quality Trading Program Baseline: A Case Study of the Jordan Lake Watershed, North Carolina. Selected Paper prepared for Presentation at the 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D.L. Arabi, M., and D.L. Osmond. (2016). Conditions for a Successful Water Quality Trading Program: Case Study Jordan Lake, North Carolina. Oral presentation at the 36th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Osmond, D., Arabi, M., O'Connell, C., Hoag, D.,Line, D., Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A. 2016. Integrated research - water quality, sociological, economic, and modeling - in a regulated watershed: Jordan Lake, NC. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.

Motallebi, M., Tasdighi, A., Hoag, D., Arabi, Osmond, D., M., O’Connell, C. (2015). A Potential of Water Quality Trading of Jordan Lake Watershed, NC. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., Arabi, M., O’Connell, C. (2014). Calculating Premium of Water Quality Trading, Jordan Lake, NC. Presented at the 34th Annual American Geophysical Union, Hydrology Days. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D., O’Connell, C., Osmond, D. (2014). Innovation Premium of Water Quality Trading for Jordan Lake, NC. Presented as a poster at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)’s Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D. (2014). An Economic Inquisition of When Water Quality Trading Works. Presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA). Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Motallebi, M., Hoag, D. (2013). Farmers’ Willingness to Adopt a Riparian Buffer Zone for Improving Water Quality in Iran: A case study of the Zayande River, Iran. Presented at the 7th Biennial Conference of the United States Society of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont. Burlington, Vermont.

Shahnoushi, N., Motallebi, M. (2009). The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Water Resources Pollution in Iran (Case Study: Rice). Presented at the 11th International Conference of Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Bratislava, Slovakia.

Shahnoushi, N., Yazdan Bakhsh, S., Ashktorab, N., Motallebi, M., Tabaraee, M. (2010). Estimation of Willingness to Pay for Air Quality Improvements (Case Study: Mashhad, Iran). Accepted at the 5th International Conference of Social Responsibility and Current Challenges. Maribor, Slovenia.

Shahnoushi, N., Ebadi, A.G., Danshvar Kakhki, M., Shokri, E., Motallebi, M. (2008). Causality between Financial Development and Economic Growth in Iran. World Applied Science Journal, 4(5): 736-470. Also presented at the 10th International Conference of Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Kyoto, Japan.

Kohansal, M.R., Shahnoushi, N., Motallebi, M. (2007). Government Expenditure, Revenue Relation and Fiscal Sustainability in Iran. Accepted and Presented at the 10th International Conference of Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Kyoto, Japan.

Motallebi, M., Kohansal, M.R. Ghorbani, M. (2009). The Impact of Liberalization on Agricultural Import in Iran. Presented at the 11th International Conference of Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Bratislava, Slovakia.

Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Yousef Zadeh, S., Motallebi, M., Mansouri, M. (2009). Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate and Tax Revenue in Iran. Presented at the 11th International Conference of Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED). Bratislava, Slovakia.

Mazhari, M., Motallebi, M., Khaksar Astane, H. (2010). Survey of Range Management Projects Efficiency in Khorasan Razavi Province. Accepted as presentation at the 7th Agricultural Economics Conference. Tehran, Iran.

 Links

SC NRCS Awards
Carbon Offsets for South Carolina Family Forest Landowners
South Carolina Coastal Information Network (SCCIN)