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Carol Mansfield

Senior Economist

Carol Mansfield, PhD, specializes in empirical analysis of individual decision making for management and policy applications related to the environment and health. She has estimated benefits for environmental and health projects using both revealed and stated preference techniques including hedonic pricing, travel cost, cost-of-illness, averting behavior, benefit transfer, meta-analysis, contingent value, and conjoint surveys. She has extensive experience with survey-based data collection for preference elicitation and exposure analysis, including instrument design, management, and statistical analysis of the responses. Dr. Mansfield has managed numerous multi-disciplinary teams researching environmental health and natural resource management policies. Before joining RTI, Dr. Mansfield was an assistant professor in the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

Education

PhD, Economics, University of Maryland, College Park; BA, Economics, Yale University.

Latest Publications

Mansfield, C. & Smith, V.K. (Eds.) (2015). Benefit–Cost Analyses For Security Policies: Does Increased Safety Have to Reduce Efficiency?. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Mansfield, C., & Smith, V.K. (2015). Introducing the issues: Meeting the challenges in evaluating homeland security policies. In Mansfield, C. & Smith, V.K. (Eds.), Benefit–Cost Analyses For Security Policies: Does Increased Safety Have to Reduce Efficiency? (pp. 3-25). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Smith, V.K., & Mansfield, C. (2015). The design of benefit-cost architecture for homeland security policy analysis. In Mansfield, C. & Smith, V.K. (Eds.), Benefit–Cost Analyses For Security Policies: Does Increased Safety Have to Reduce Efficiency? (pp. 26-62). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Mansfield, C., & Smith, V.K. (2015). What we know and what we need to learn. In Mansfield, C. & Smith, V.K. (Eds.), Benefit–Cost Analyses For Security Policies: Does Increased Safety Have to Reduce Efficiency? (pp. 254-266). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Van Houtven, G., Mansfield, C., Phaneuf, D.J., von Haefen, R., Milstead, B., Kenney, M.A., et al. (2014). Combining expert elicitation and stated preference methods to value ecosystem services from improved lake water quality. Ecological Economics, 99 :40-52.
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