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Juha V. Siikamäki
Associate Research Director and Senior Fellow
202-328-5157
juha@rff.org
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Juha Siikamäki's research focuses on evaluating the benefits, costs, and cost-effectiveness of different environmental policy options. His work concentrates on natural ecosystems, such as forests, agricultural landscapes, and coastal ecosystems, and empirically evaluating different options for their management and conservation. Moreover, he has broad interest in public policy evaluations, especially in the context of empirical assessments of consumer preferences and choices. 
Featured Publications
Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies
Blackman, A., R. Epachin-Niell, D. Velez-Lopez, and J. Siikamaki
Washington DC: Environment for Sustainability RFF Press | 2014
 
Systematic Conservation
Juha Siikamaki
Keynote address, Environment for Development Initiave Seventh Annual Conference | Environment for Development Initiave (University of Gothenburg, University of Cape Town) | Cape Town, South Africa | October 27, 2013
 
Evaluating Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Juha Siikamaki and Stephen C. Newbold
AERE 2nd Annual Summer Conference Asheville | Association for Enviromental and Resource Economists | Asheville, North Carolina | June 4, 2012
 
Energy efficiency behavior: The role of information, purchase cost, and individual discount rates
Richard Newell and Juha Siikamaki
AERE 2nd Annual Summer Conference Asheville | Association for Enviromental and Resource Economists | Asheville, North Carolina | June 4, 2012
 
Blue Carbon: Coastal Ecosystems, Their Carbon Storage, and Potential for Reducing Emissions
Juha Siikamaki, James N. Sanchirico, Sunny Jardine, David McLaughlin, and Daniel Morris
Environment | November/December 2013
 
Finding Sensitivity to Scope in Nonmarket Valuation
Juha V. Siikamaki and Douglas M. Larson
Journal of Applied Econometrics | forthcoming
 
Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information Labels
Richard G. Newell and Juha Siikamaki
Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | San Diego, CA | January 5, 2013
 
Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss
Juha Siikamaki, James Sanchirico, and Sunny Jardine
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | In press
 
Potential Biodiversity Benefits from International Programs to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Deforestation
Juha Siikamaki and Stephen C. Newbold
Ambio | 2012 | Vol. 41, Supplement 1 | pp.78-89
 
Contributions of the U.S. State Park System to Nature Recreation
Juha Siikamaki
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | August 2011 | Vol. 108 | pp. 14031-14036
 
Factors Driving Post-Reform Forest Land Markets in China
Juha Siikamaki, Yongjie Ji, Jintao Xu
Environment for Development Initiave Seventh Annual Conference | Environment for Development Initiave (University of Gothenburg, University of Cape Town) | Cape Town, South Africa | October 26, 2013
 
State Parks: Assessing Their Benefits
Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | 2012 (179)
 
The State of the Great Outdoors: America's Parks, Public Lands, and Recreation Resources
Margaret A. Walls, Sarah R Darley, Juha V. Siikamäki
RFF Report | September 2009
 
Prioritizing conservation activities using reserve site selection and population viability analysis with an application to Pacific salmon
Stephen Newbold and Juha Siikamaki
Ecological Applications | October 2009 | Vol. 19, No.7 | pp. 1774-1790
 
Discrete Choice Survey Experiments: A Comparison Using Flexible Methods.
Juha Siikamaki and David Layton
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2007 | Vol. 53 | pp. 127-139
 
Biodiversity: What it Means, How it Works, and What the Current Issues Are
Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | Spring 2008 (168)
 
Payments for Ecosystem Services Programs: Predicting Landowners' Enrollment and Opportunity Cost Using a Beta-Binomial Model
David F. Layton and Juha Siikamaki
Environmental and Resource Economics | November 2009 | Vol. 44, No.3 | pp. 415-439
 
Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Examining the Connections
Juha Siikamaki
Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development | July/August 2008 | Vol. 50, No. 4 | pp. 36-49.
 
Valuing Benefits from Ecosystem Improvements using Stated Preference Methods: An Example from Reducing Acidification in the Adirondacks Park
David A. Evans, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick and Juha Siikamaki
Saving Biological Diversity: Balancing Protection of Endangered species and Ecosystems | Robert A. Askins, Glenn D. Dreyer, Gerald R. Visgilio | New York: Springer | 2008
 
Forests, Biodiversity and Avoided Deforestation in Latin America
Roger A. Sedjo and Juha Siikamaki
Latin American Development Priorities – Costs and Benefit | Edited by Bjorn Lomborg | NY: Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Voluntary Conservation in Working Landscapes
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Blue-Green Group | RFF | March 17, 2006
 
Agriculture, the Environment, and the Farm Bill
Juha Siikamaki
RFF First Wednesday Seminar | Washington DC | February 7, 2007
 
Microeconomics of Valuing Nature with Applications to Optimal Biological Conservation: Estimating the Marginal Costs and Benefits of Protecting Biodiversity
Siikamaki Juha
RFF Junior Staff Seminar Series | Resources for the Future | July 11, 2007
 
Biodiversity, Endangered Species, and Habitat Protection: A Research Overview
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Forest Economics and Policy Program, Annual Meeting | Resources for the Future, Washington DC | June 16, 2005
 
Potential Cost-Efficiency of Using Incentive Payments for Nature Conservation on Working Landscapes
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Forest Economics and Policy Program Annual Meeting | Resources for the Future, Washington DC | May 11, 2006
 
Cost-Effectiveness of Biological Conservation: Applications and General Principles
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Forest Economics and Policy Program Annual Meeting | Resources for the Future Washington DC | June 21, 2007
 
Conservation Reconsidered: Innovations in Academic Thought
Juha Siikamaki
Reconsidering Conservation Reconsidered: A 40-Year Legacy | RFF | October 3, 2007
 
Discussion of M. D. Smith. L. B. Crowder: Valuing Ecosystem Services with Fishery Rents: A Lumped-Parameter Approach to Hypoxia in the Neuse River Estuary.
Juha Siikamaki-discussant
Workshop "Linking Economics and Ecological Models for Environmental Policy Analysis: Challenges and Research Stratagies" | NSF and U.S. EPA | Santa Fe, New Mexico | April 17, 2005
 
Optimal Conservation: Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Protecting Endangered Habitat in Finland
Juha Siikamaki and David F. Layton
Fall 2005 Conference "Understanding and Informing Policy Design" | APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management) | Washington, DC | November 5, 2005
 
Discussion of D. A. Behrens and B. Friedl: Is protecting the charismatic species enough? Tourism strategies to optimally balancerecreation and conservation in a predator-prey system.
Juha Siikamaki
14th Annual EAERE Conference | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Bremen, Germany | July 25, 2005
 
Cost-Effective Habitat Protection: the Case of Northwest Pacific Salmon.
S. Newbold, J. Siikamaki, and M. Clark.
Natural Resources at Risk. AERE 2005 Summer Workshop. | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Grand Teton, Wyoming | June 14, 2005
 
Discussion of K. Stackelberg and J. Hammitt: Use of Stated Preference Methods to Value the Benefits of Ecological Risk Reductions: A Case Study of Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls.
Juha Siikamaki
Natural Resources at Risk, AERE 2005 Summer Workshop | Association of Environmental and Resources Economists | Grand Teton, Wyoming | June 14, 2005
 
Optimal Conservation: Estimating Marginal Costs and Benefits of Protecting Endangered Habitat in Finland.
Juha Siikamaki
Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics Seminar Series | NC State (Center for Environmental and Resources Economics Policy), RTI International, Duke University. | RTI International | September 21, 2005
 
Optimal Conservation: Estimating Marginal Costs and Benefits of Protecting Endangered Habitat in Finland.
Juha Siikamaki and David Layton
8th Occasional California Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics | University of California, Sanat Barbara | Santa Barbara, CA | October 29, 2005
 
Discussion of Richard Zerbe (UW-Seattle) et al. An Aggregate Measure for Benefit Cost Analysis, and Scott Farrow (GAO, UM-BC) When is Some Number Better than No Number?
Juha Siikamaki
APPAM Fall 2005 Conference "Understanding and Informing Policy Design", session "Government Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis" | Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management | Washington DC | November 26, 2005
 
Optimal Conservation: Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Protecting Endangered Habitat in Finland
Juha Siikamaki
14th Annual EAERE Conference | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Bremen, Germany | June 25, 2005
 
Optimal Conservation: Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Protecting Endangered Habitat in Finland
Juha Siikamaki and David Layton
May 18, 2006
 
Ammonia and Methane Emissions from Livestock Operations: Valuation and Policy Options
Shih, Jhih-Shyang, Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer and Juha Siikamaki
Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science | Ecological Society of America | Potomac, MD | June 8, 2006
 
Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Incentive Payment Programs for the Protection of Non-Industrial Private Forests
Juha Siikamaki
Third Wold Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists | AERE (Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), EAERE (European Association of Environmental and Resource Economistsm), SEEPS | Kyoto, Japan | July 6, 2006
 
Valuing Surface Water Quality in California: A Mixed Panel Logit Model Using a 2½-Bounded CVM
Juha Siikamaki
Third World Conference of Environmental and Resource Economists | AERE, EAERE, SEEPS | Kyoto, Japan | July 6, 2006
 
Valuing the Ecological Effects of Acidification: Defining the Commodity and Eliciting Preferences
Juha Siikamaki, Shalini Vajjhala, Alan Krupnick, Dallas Burtraw, Spencer Banzhaf, David Evans, and Anna Mische John
Valuation of Ecological Benefits: Improving the Science Behind Policy Decisions | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), and National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) | Arlington, Virginia | April 24, 2007
 
Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Strategies for Biological Conservation with Two Appplications: Non-Industrial Private Forests and Pacific Salmon.
Juha Siikamaki
College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle. Invited seminar. | College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, | Seattle, Washington | April 30, 2007
 
Progress Report on SAMI Project
Juha Siikamaki and Shalini Vajhalla
Valuing Ecocsystem Services | USEPA, NCEE | Crystal City, Alexandria, VA | April 24, 2007
 
Economic Assessment of the Environmental Effects of NOx and SOx (Chapter 11: Monetary Valuation)
Alan Krupnick and Juha Siikamaki
Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur (NOx and SOx) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Workshop to Conduct a Review of Science and Inform Policy-Driven Scientific Needs | U. S. EPA | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | July 19, 2007
 
Air Emissions of Ammonia and Methane from Livestock Operations: Valuation and Policy Options
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer, and Juha Siikamaki
Trans-Atlantic INFRADAY Conference on Applied Infrastructure Modeling and Policy Analysis | College Park, MD | November 2, 2007
 
Valuing Ecosystem Services
Juha Siikamaki
Valuing Freshwater Inflows in Texas Workshop | HARC, the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, and the Texas Living Waters project | Austin, Texas | November 16, 2007
 
Cost-Effective Species Conservation with an Application to Pacific Salmon
Juha Siikamaki and Stephen Newbold
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 16th Annual Conference | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Gothenburg, Sweden | June 26, 2008
 
Reducing Carbon Emissions from Deforestation: Overall Potential, Possible Policy Mechanisms, and Issues to be Resolved
Juha Siikamaki
Critical Aspects of the Post 2012 EU Climate Policy | Clipore, the climate policy research program supported by the Mistra foundation | Gothenburg, Sweden | June 25, 2008
 
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
Juha Siikamaki
The Fifth European Climate Platform Meeting: The Financial Architecture for the Post-2012 Period | Center for European Policy Studies (CESP) | Brussels, Belgium | September 30, 2008
 
Potential cost-effectiveness of PES-programs for biological conservation with an application to non-industrial private forests
Juha Siikamaki
An International Symposium on Ecosystem Services Evaluation and Payment, Yangling, China | Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China, Michigan State University, and Ecosystem Policy Institute of China | Yangling, China | October 26, 2008
 
Ecosystem Evaluation and Payment - Conference Summary and Closing Discussion
Juha Siikamaki
International Symposium on Ecosystem Services Evaluation and Payment, Yangling, China | Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China, Michigan State University, and Ecosystem Policy Institute of China | Yangling, China | October 27, 2008
 
Prioritizing conservation activities using reserve site selection and population viability analysis with an application to Pacific salmon
Steve Newbold and Juha Siikamaki (presenter)
RFF Academic Seminar | Resources for the Future | December 18, 2008
 
Integrating Economics into Biological Conservation Decisions
Juha Siikamaki
Centennial Speaker Series "UC Davis – Global Leader in Environmental Sciences: Integrating Biophysical Sciences with Ecology and Policy" | University of California, Davis, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, Department of Environmental Science and Policy | Davis, California | March 11, 2009
 
Integrating Economics and Ecology in Biological Conservation Decisions: Basic Concepts and Two Empirical Applications
Juha Siikamaki
Michigan State University, Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series | Department of Forestry, Michigan State University | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI | April 14, 2009
 
Valuing Nature: Benefits, Costs and Cost Effectiveness
Juha Siikamaki
Conference "Economic Valuation of the Ecosystem Services", University of Chicago | University of Chicago, Program on the Global Environment | Chicago, IL | May 29, 2009
 
Payments for Ecosystem Services Programs: Predicting Landowners' Enrollment and Opportunity Cost Using a Beta-Binomial Model
Juha Siikamaki and David Layton
Environment for Development Annual Conference | EfD and the Kenyan Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) | Naivasha, Kenya | November 5, 2009
 
A Hedonic Estimation of Benefits from Anti-Smoking Laws
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Shawn Magnuson, and Juha Siikamaki
Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis | Washington, DC | October 20, 2009
 
Use of Time for Recreation in the United States, 1965-2007
Juha Siikamaki
Annual Conference of W2133: Benefits and Costs of Natural Resources Policies Affecting Public and Private Lands | W2133 | Tucson, Arizona | February 25, 2010
 
The Coming US Carbon Market: Preparing for the Ex Post Assessments
Juha Siikamaki
Meeting of the American Statistical Association Committee on Energy Statistics with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) | Energy Information Administration (EIA), American Statistical Association | Energy Information Agency, Washignton DC | April 29, 2010
 
Changing Status of Nature Recreation: New Evidence from Time Use Data on the Role of Access to Nature
Juha Siikamaki
4th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists | Association of Environmental and Resource Economics | Montreal, Canada | July 1, 2010
 
Reduced Carbon Emissions from Deforestation and Biodiversity Conservation: A Global Assessment of Tradeoffs and Synergies
Juha Siikamaki
Peking University, College of Environmental Science and Engineering | Peking University | Beijing, China | November 18, 2010
 
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
Juha Siikamaki
The Financial Architecture for the Post-2012 Period | ECP (European Climate Platform) | Brussels | September 30, 2008
 
Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Energy Efficiency Labeling Using a Choice Experiment
Juha Siikamaki
Benefits of Environmental Information Disclosure | National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) and the National Center for Environmental Research, US EPA | Arlington, VA | January 18, 2011
 
Measuring Nature Recreation Services from the US State Park System
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Seminar | Resources for the Future, Washignton DC | July 20, 2011
 
Blue Carbon: Global Options for Reducing Emissions from the Development of Coastal Ecosystems
Juha Siikamaki, Jim Sanchirico, Sunny Jardine, David McLaughlin, Daniel Morris
RFF Seminar | Resources for the Future, Washington DC | September 27, 2011
 
Implementing forest tenure reform: lessons and contributions to the Rio agenda; session discussion.
Juha Siikamaki
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty | World Bank | Washington DC | April 24, 2012
 
Forest Tenure Reform, Economic Recession and Farmer Household Labor Re-location Decision
Jintao Xu, Klaus Deininger, Juha Siikamaki and Yongjie Ji
Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty | World Bank | Washington DC | April 24, 2012
 
Energy efficiency behavior: The role of information, purchase cost, and individual discount rates
Richard Newell and Juha Siikamaki
D-CIDES Conference: Decision Making Across the Disciplines | Duke University | Durham, North Carolina | May 18, 2012
 
Blue Carbon: Evaluation Global Options for Reducing Emissions from Coastal Ecosystems
Juha Siikamaki, Jim Sanchirico, Sunny Jardine, David McLaughlin, Daniel Morris
5th Annual Conference of the Environment for Development Initiave, Arusha, Tanzania | Environment for Development Initiave & University of Dar Es Salaam | Arusha, Tanzania | October 30, 2011
 
“Prioritizing policies for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: A rapid assessment”
Allen Blackman
Peer Review Workshop on the Biodiversity Platform | Inter-American Development Bank | Washington, DC | April 19, 2012
 
Evaluating Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Juha Siikamaki and Stephen C. Newbold
AERE 2nd Annual Summer Conference Asheville | Association for Enviromental and Resource Economists | Asheville, North Carolina | June 4, 2012
 
Energy efficiency behavior: The role of information, purchase cost, and individual discount rates
Richard Newell and Juha Siikamaki
AERE 2nd Annual Summer Conference Asheville | Association for Enviromental and Resource Economists | Asheville, North Carolina | June 4, 2012
 
Economic value of water and determining compensatory fees for water use and wastewater discharges in Peru: a discussion of the consultant's report
Juha Siikamaki
Methodology for determining the economic value of water and compensatory fees for water use and wastewater discharges | Inter-American Development Bank | Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC | July 9, 2012
 
Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Juha Siikamaki and Stephen C. Newbold
The Sixth Annual Conference of the Environment for Development Initiave | CATIE & Environment for Development, Costa Rica | Arenal Manoa, Costa Rica | September 27, 2012
 
Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: The Role of Information Labels
Richard G. Newell and Juha Siikamaki
Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | San Diego, CA | January 5, 2013
 
Reduction in Peak Hourly Ozone Levels Explain Half of the Observed Trends in US Corn Yields 1993-2011
Christopher Boone, Wolfram Schlenker, and Juha Siikamaki
Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | San Diego, CA | January 4, 2013
 
Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Juha Siikamaki
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Seminar | Inter-American Development Bank | IDB, Washington, DC | April 5, 2013
 
Factors Driving Post-Reform Forest Land Markets in China
Juha Siikamaki, Jintao Xu, Yongjie Ji, Klaus Deininger
Annual Conference on Land and Poverty | World Bank | World Bank, Washington D.C. | April 9, 2013
 
Global Potential for REDD Programs to Protect Biodiversity
Juha Siikamaki
American Association for the Advancement of Science | April 23, 2013
 
Willingness to Pay to Reduce Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development
Juha Siikamaki and Alan J Krupnick
Third Annual Conference of AERE | Association of Environmental and Resource Economics | Banff, Canada | June 7, 2013
 
Public’s Attitudes and the Willingness to Pay to Reduce Shale Gas Risks Survey Results from Pennsylvania and Texas
Juha Siikamaki, Alan J. Krupnick
Managing the Risks of Shale Gas Development | June 27, 2013
 
Systematic Conservation
Juha Siikamaki
Keynote address, Environment for Development Initiave Seventh Annual Conference | Environment for Development Initiave (University of Gothenburg, University of Cape Town) | Cape Town, South Africa | October 27, 2013
 
Factors Driving Post-Reform Forest Land Markets in China
Juha Siikamaki, Yongjie Ji, Jintao Xu
Environment for Development Initiave Seventh Annual Conference | Environment for Development Initiave (University of Gothenburg, University of Cape Town) | Cape Town, South Africa | October 26, 2013
 
Shale Gas Development, Public Perceptions, and Willingness to Pay to Reduce Environmental Risks
Juha Siikamaki
RFF Research Prgram Committee | Resources for the Future, Washigton DC | October 17, 2013
 
Systematic Conservation Prioritization
Juha Siikamaki
Seminar | USDA Economic Research Service | USDA ERS Washington DC | December 16, 2013
 
  
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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