Trudy Ann Cameron

Raymond F. Mikesell Professor
of Environmental and Resource Economics

Department of Economics, University of Oregon
PLC 430; 541-346-1242;

Curriculum Vita (comprehensive): PDF

Abstracts of Publications (vintage 2008, needs updating)

Abstracts of Manuscripts and Working Papers (vintage 2008, needs updating)

Google Scholar Citations


Trudy Ann Cameron (Ph.D. Princeton, 1982) occupies the Raymond F. Mikesell Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Oregon. She joined the University of Oregon faculty in December of 2001, having been previously a Professor of Economics at UCLA. In addition to her academic appointment, she has served in a policy advising capacity on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, both on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as chair of the of the U.S. EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis. (The "Council" is a committee of the Agency's Science Advisory Board that monitors the EPA's congressionally mandated benefit-cost analysis of the Clean Air Act.) Professor Cameron has served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) during 2007 and 2008 and as past-president during 2008 and 2009. She has previously been a member of the Board of Directors and vice-president of the organization. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future, and a member of the Board of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. She has served in the past as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and is presently on the Editorial Boards of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, and an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.


Professor Cameron has research interests in the valuation of non-market goods--in particular, the empirical measurement of the social benefits of environmental regulations and policies. Her research focuses on empirical methodologies to improve the quality of stated preference demand information, both through appropriate survey design and suitable econometric models. Her research in recent years has emphasized measurement of the willingness of households to incur the costs of climate change mitigation and health risk reductions. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Health Canada.


Professor Cameron teaches environmental economics and econometrics at the graduate level, as well as environmental and natural resource economics at the undergraduate level. Since 2009, she has also taught a course in Environmental Studies which is designed to explain "how economists think" to environmental studies majors.

- Economics 607 (Seminar in Environmental Economics)
- Economics 425/525 (Econometrics)
- Economics 607 (Seminar in Econometrics II)
- Economics 433/533 (Environment and Resource Economics)
- Environmental Studies 399 (Allocating Scarce Environmental Resources - Draft syllabus)


Working papers and manuscripts: (information dates back to 2008...update pending...see curriculum vita link, above, for more up-to-date information)

T.A. Cameron and J.R. DeShazo, "A Generalized Empirical Model of Demand for Health Risk Reductions "

R.C. Bosworth, T.A. Cameron, and J.R. DeShazo, "The Role of Rates of Time Preference in Demand for Environmental Health Programs: Do Private Discount Rates Help Explain Public Choices?"

T.A. Cameron and G.R. Gerdes, "Discounting versus risk aversion: their effects on individual demands for climate change mitigation."

T.A. Cameron and G.R. Gerdes, "Individual Subjective Discounting: Form, Context, Format, and Noise."

J.R. DeShazo and T.A. Cameron, "Two Types of Age Effects in the Demand for Reductions in Mortality Risks with Differing Latencies."

J.R. DeShazo and T.A. Cameron, "The Effect of Health Status on Willingness to Pay for Morbidity and Mortality Risk Reductions."

T.A. Cameron and J.R. DeShazo, "A Comprehensive Assessment of Selection in a Major Internet Panel for the Case of Attitudes toward Government Regulation."

Some recent publications: (Note: this section updated to February 2010)

Vander Naald, Brian and Trudy Ann Cameron (forthcoming 2011) "Willingness to pay for other speciesí well-being,"Ecological Economics

Cai, Beilei, Trudy Ann Cameron, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (forthcoming 2011) "Distal order effects in stated preference surveys," Ecological Economics

Cameron, Trudy Ann, J.R. DeShazo and Erica H. Johnson (forthcoming 2011) "Scenario adjustment in stated preference research," Trudy Ann Cameron, Journal of Choice Modelling.

Cameron, Trudy Ann and J.R. DeShazo (2010) "Differential attention to attributes in utility-theoretic choice models," Journal of Choice Modelling 3(3) 73-115.

Cameron, Trudy Ann, J.R. DeShazo and Peter Stiffler (2010) "Demand for health risk reductions: A cross-national comparison between the U.S. and Canada," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 41(3) 245-273.

Cameron, Trudy Ann (2010) "Euthanizing the value of a statistical life," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 4(2) 161-178.

Bosworth, Ryan C., Trudy Ann Cameron, and J.R. DeShazo (2010) "Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure? Comparing demand for public prevention and treatment policies," Medical Decision Making 30(4) E40-E56.

Cai, Beilei, Trudy Ann Cameron, and Geoffrey R. Gerdes (2010) "Distributional preferences and the incidence of costs and benefits in climate change policy," Environmental and Resource Economics 46(4) 429-458 (DOI 10.1007/s10640-010-9348-7)

Cameron, Trudy Ann, J.R. DeShazo, and Erica H. Johnson (2010) "The effect of children on adult demands for health-risk reductions," Journal of Health Economics 29(3): 364-376.

J.R. DeShazo, T.A. Cameron, and M. Saenz (2009) "The effect of consumers' real-world choice sets on inferences from stated preference surveys " Environmental & Resource Economics 42(3) 319-343.

R.C. Bosworth, T.A. Cameron, and J.R. DeShazo (2008) "Demand for Environmental Policies to Improve Health: Evaluating Community-Level Policy Scenarios" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 57(3) 393-308.

J.J. Lee and T.A. Cameron (2008) "Popular Support for Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from a General Population Mail Survey " Environmental & Resource Economics, 41(2), 223-248.

D.R. Burghart, T.A. Cameron, and G.R. Gerdes (2007) "Valuing Publicly Sponsored Research Projects: Risks, Scenario Adjustments, and Inattention," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 35(1), 77-105.

T.A. Cameron and I.T. McConnaha (2006) "Evidence of environmental migration," Land Economics, 82(2), 273-290.

T.A. Cameron (2006) "Directional heterogeneity in distance profiles in hedonic property value models," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 51(1), 26-45.

K. Messer, W.D. Schulze, K.F. Hackett, T.A. Cameron, and G. McClelland (2006) "Can Stigma Explain Large Property Value Losses? The Psychology and Economics of Superfund," Environment and Resource Economics, 33(3), 299-324.

T.A. Cameron (2005) "Updating subjective risks in the presence of conflicting information: An application to climate change," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 30(1), 63-97.

T.A. Cameron (2005) "Individual option prices for climate change mitigation," Journal of Public Economics, 89(2-3), 283-301.

T.A. Cameron, G.L. Poe, R.G. Ethier, and W.D. Schulze (2002) "Alternative non-market value-elicitation methods: Are the underlying preferences the same?," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 44(3), 391-425.

Five other significant publications:

T.A. Cameron, and J. Englin (1997) "Respondent experience and contingent valuation of environmental goods," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 33(3), 296-313.

T.A. Cameron, and J. Quiggin (1994) "Estimation Using Contingent Valuation Data from a Dichotomous Choice with Follow-up Questionnaire," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 27(3), 218-234.

T.A. Cameron (1992) "Combining Contingent Valuation and Travel Cost Data for the Valuation of Nonmarket Goods," Land Economics, 68(3), 302-317.

T.A. Cameron (1988) "A New Paradigm for Valuing Non-Market Goods Using Referendum Data - Maximum-Likelihood Estimation by Censored Logistic-Regression," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 15(3), 355-379.

T.A. Cameron, and M.D. James (1987) "Efficient Estimation Methods for Closed-Ended Contingent Valuation Surveys," Review of Economics and Statistics, 69(2), 269-276.