Siân Mooney, PhD
Dr. Mooney’s current research interests span two broad areas of enquiry. One intellectual thrust is focused on examining the incentives for social scientists to collaborate in mixed discipline research projects and the changing job market conditions and reward signals provided to economists. The second research thrust is within the area of resource and environmental economics where she focuses on the interactions between climate change and water management in the Western United States. She has worked on a broad array of environmental topics such as the design of economic incentives, policies and contracts to support greenhouse gas credit trading; drought management; endangered species protection; mitigation of climate change and; erosion control and water quality protection in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, US Aid for International Development, Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency among other sources.
Leadership and Administration:
Dr. Mooney has high-level administrative, leadership and organizational skills developed through her experiences leading research teams and large awards within a University setting; as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation and formal professional development, education and training. She was the Boise State University lead on a $15 million award addressing water and climate change during which she had responsibility for budget, compliance and accountability and research direction and progress. As a Program Director at the National Science Foundation she is responsible for a portfolio of awards amounting to approximately $150 million that span several States and a wide variety of research areas and disciplines. She holds several professional leadership positions including journal co-editor, and is a member of two committees of the United States Global Change Research Program, among other roles. She is experienced at problem solving, decision making and has excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral skills.
Teaching and student supervision:
Dr. Mooney has taught a wide array of economics areas at the graduate and undergraduate level to economics majors and students within other disciplines. She has served on MS and Ph.D. committees and supervised undergraduate research. Her teaching philosophy is one of engaging students in a joy of learning, “learning how to learn” to develop skills that can be used long term through their lives.
Dr. Mooney has served in many capacities on professional, state and other committees. She has actively reviewed journal article submissions; grant proposals and served on review panels. She has served on faculty senate and many University committees and served her professional societies as an officer in several committees and as a journal editor.
- PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics - Oregon State University
- MSc, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management - University of Manitoba
- BSc, Agricultural Economics - University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
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- Mooney, S., D. Young, K. Cobourn, and S. Islam. 2013. Multidisciplinary Research Implications for Agricultural and Applied Economists. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45,2:1-16.
- Elbakidze, L., Xiaozhe Shen, Garth Taylor and Siân Mooney. 2012. Spatio-temporal Analysis of Prior Appropriations Water Calls. Water Resources Research. VOL. 48, W00L07, 13 PP., doi:10.1029/2011WR010609
- Chatterjee, A, S. Mooney, and G.F. Vance. 2010. Comparisons of carbon pools and economic profitability for managed ponderosa pine stands in Wyoming, USA. Journal of Forestry Research 21(4): 482-486
- Ritten J.P., W.M. Frasier, C.T. Bastian, S.I. Paisley, M and S. Mooney. 2010. A Multi-period Analysis of Two Common Livestock Management Strategies Given Fluctuating Precipitation and Variable Prices. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 42(2)