I am a natural resource and environmental economist working predominantly on applied research at the interface between agriculture and the environment. The majority of my research is motivated by science-based decision making and public policy, and is interdisciplinary in nature. I have a strong interest in the economics of climate change, ecosystem services, information economics, choice modeling and economic management of spatial-dynamic processes in the environment.
Published Data sets for researchers:
- 2020: Meta-analytic data from agricultural conservation practice adoption research in the United States 1982-2018. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2019-0011
- 2017: Agro-Climatic Data by County (ACDC), 1981-2015. doi:10.4231/R72F7KK2
R Packages developed by Bowen Chen in the Gramig Lab that may be of interest to agro-environmental researchers:
- Use the cdlRotate package to access the USDA's Cropland Data Layer (CDL) data for user-defined areas of interest and calculate crop rotations and land use changes over time
- Use the rarms package to access aggregate summary statistics from the USDA Ag Resource Management Survey (ARMS) using their API. https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rarms/index.html