Mustapha Alhassan

Adjunct Faculty
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 261 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-3302


 Educational Background

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

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


Dr. Alhassan’s research addresses environmental and natural resources sustainability issues. He is currently an Economist with the Water, Environmental, & Ecosystems Division of the United States Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado. In his current position, he conducts economic analyses of projects involving water and related resources within the framework of Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies (PR&Gs). Prior to his current position, he was an Economist at the Science and Decisions Center (SDC) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia. At SDC, he evaluated economic impacts of irrigated agriculture in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (MAP) region and investigated irrigation behavior in the region using a variable cost function approach. He also conducted farm budget analysis with scenarios of groundwater conservation practices, for incorporation into the USGS groundwater models to develop a decision support system for the MAP region. Additionally, Mustapha served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Clemson University's Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, where he conducted cost-effectiveness analysis of nature-based solutions for flood mitigation for implementation in selected coastal counties of South Carolina. He also estimated benefits of regulating ecosystem services of forests to promote carbon market in South Carolina.