Serves as a Regional Coordinator to the Recreational Fisheries Engagement Initiative.
Current research focused on the southern California Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel (CPFV) recreational fishery includes the estimation of demand for commercial recreational fishing trips by anglers, and the economic documentation of the CPFV fleet.
Areas of research interest include: consumer choice, welfare economics, and marketing within environmental and natural resource economics.
- Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
- M.S., Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Nevada at Reno, 1998
- B.A., Economics, Reed College, 1995
- Kuriyama K., W. Michael Hanemann, James R. Hilger. "A latent segmentation approach to a Kuhn-Tucker model: An application to recreation demand." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 60, Issue 3, November 2010, Pages 209-220.
- Hilger, J., and J. Englin. "Utility Theoretic Semi-logarithmic Incomplete Demand Systems in a Natural Experiment: Forest Fire Impacts on Recreational Values and Use.'' Resource and Energy Economics, Volume 31, Issue 4, 11/2009, Pages 287-298.
- Selected Working Papers:
- Hilger, J., E. Janofsky. "What drives demand for outdoor recreation? A historical analysis of fishing off of Southern California.'' 9/2011
- Hilger, J., and W. M. Hanemann. "The Impact of Water Quality on Southern California Beach Recreation: A Finite Mixture Model Approach.'' Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Working Paper, UC Berkeley.
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