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Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Thomas Ochuodho

Thomas Ochuodho

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Thomas Ochuodho

Associate Professor of Forest Economics and Policy

Faculty
208A Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Last Revised: Feb 13th, 2024

Professional Biography

Research Interests

  • Application of computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling for policy analysis in natural resource management
  • Integrated environmental-economic modeling
  • Natural capital accounting and integration into system of national accounts
  • Applied econometrics
  • Economics of biofuels, renewable energy, and climate change 

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Education

Ph.D., Forestry, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 2013
M.Phil., Forest Economics and Management, Moi University, Kenya, 2006
B.S., Forestry, Moi University, Kenya, 1997

Course Instruction

FOR 280: Forest Resource Policy and Law (3)
Course Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of United States policy and law as it applies to management and administration of forests and related resources on public and private land. Topics include the sources, development, and analysis of relevant laws, administrative regulations, and other policies. Judicial decisions addressing the management of National Forests, biodiversity, water resources, and other specific issues will be discussed.

Term(s) Taught: Fall
FOR 320: Forest Valuation and Economics
Course Description: Apply economic concepts to silvicultural practices, land values, and values affiliated with various forest uses. Apply supply and demand concepts and financial computations to identify and quantify economic consequences of silvicultural actions or management practices. Taxation and monetizing ecosystem services will be discussed.

Term(s) Taught: Fall

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073