Gregory Torell

Gregory Torell
Assistant Professor
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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Dr. Torell specializes in environmental and natural resource economics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University, and  recently received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, his research has included work in the evaluation of renewable sources of electricity, issues of transmission congestion in the electricity sector, analysis of greenhouse gas policy in the electricity sector, the valuation of ecosystem services on rangelands, and water sharing institutions in Afghanistan. During his time at the University of Wyoming, he received the Attilio and Hedy Bedont Outstanding Graduate Student Award, as well as the Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year Award for outstanding teaching.

Selected Publications

Torell, L.A., Torell, G. and R.K. Skaggs, Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Economic Assessments of Restoration Projects, Rangelands 36 (2014), no. 2, 1–7

Godby, R., Torell, G. and R. Coupal, Estimating the Value of Additional Wind and Transmission Capacity in the Rocky Mountain West, Resource and Energy Economics 36 (2014), no. 1, 22–48.

Torell, L.A., Torell, G., Tanaka, J. and N. Rimbey, The Potential of Valuing Rangeland Ecosystem Services on Public Rangelands, Western Economic Forum 12 (2013), no. 1, 40–46

Torell, G. and F. Ward, Improved Water Institutions for Food-Security and Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan’s Balkh River Basin, Int. J. of Water Resources Development 26 (2010), no. 4, 613–637

Working Papers

Defensive Investment in Water Hardness Reduction

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