University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Kenneth A. Baerenklau

Kenneth A. Baerenklau

Kenneth A. Baerenklau Photo

Associate Professor of Environmental Economics & Policy

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002
  • M.S. Stanford University, 1995
  • B.S. Stanford University 1993


  • Nonpoint source pollution control
  • Conservation technology adoption
  • Non-market valuation
  • Water resource economics
  • Land use and habitat conservation

Research Group:

    Former Graduate Students
    • Raymundo Marcos-Martinez (Ph.D., 2013, Environmental Sciences program; Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO)
    • Matt Nelson (M.S., 2013, Environmental Sciences program)
    • Jingjing Wang (Ph.D., 2012, Environmental Sciences program; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico)
    • Edgar Chavez (M.S., 2007, Environmental Sciences program)

    Representative Publications:

    • Baerenklau, K.A., K.A. Schwabe, and A. Dinar. 2014. “Residential Water Demand Effect of Increasing Block Rate Water Budgets.” Forthcoming in Land Economics.
    • Wang, J., and K.A. Baerenklau. 2014. “Crop Response Functions Integrating Water, Nitrogen, and Salinity.” Agricultural Water Management 139:17-30. 
    • Baerenklau, K.A. 2010. “A Latent Class Approach to Modeling Endogenous Spatial Sorting in Zonal Recreation Demand Models.” Land Economics 86(4): 800-816.
    • Baerenklau, K.A., A. González-Cabán, C. Paez, and E. Chavez, 2010. “Spatial Allocation of Forest Recreation Value.”Journal of Forest Economics 16: 113-126.
    • Cutter, W.B., K.A. Baerenklau, A. DeWoody, R. Sharma and J. Lee, 2008. “Costs and Benefits of Capturing Urban Runoff with Competitive Bidding for Decentralized BMPs.” Water Resources Research 44, W09410, doi:10.1029/2007WR006343.Appendix AAppendix B.
    • Baerenklau, K.A., N. Nergis and K. Schwabe, 2008. “Effects of Nutrient Restrictions on Confined Animal Facilities: Insights from a Structural Model.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56(2): 219-241.
    • Baerenklau, K.A. and K.C. Knapp, 2007. “Dynamics of Agricultural Technology Adoption: Age Structure, Reversibility and Uncertainty.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(1): 190-201.
    • Knapp, K.C. and K.A. Baerenklau, 2006. “Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management: Agricultural Production and Aquifer Salinization over Long Time Scales.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 31(3): 616-641.
    • Baerenklau, K.A. and B. Provencher, 2005. “Static Modeling of Dynamic Recreation Behavior: Implications for Prediction and Welfare Estimation.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50(3): 617-636.

    Courses Taught:

    • ENSC/ECON 006 - Introduction to Environmental Economics
    • ENSC/ECON 143A - Environmental Economics
    • ENSC 191 - Professional Development
    • ECON 207 - Environmental Economics

    Graduate Program Affiliations and Research Focus Areas:

    Honors and Awards

    • Editorial Board Member, Land Economics, 2009-present.
    • Editorial Council Member, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2009-2012.
    • Outstanding Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention), American Agricultural Economics Association, 2003.
    • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003.
    • University Dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001-2002.
    • Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001.
    • Vilas Professional Development Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1999 and 2001.
    • Science to Achieve Results Fellowship, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1998-2001.
    • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996-1997.
    • Shell Foundation Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1993.


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    University of California, Riverside
    900 University Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92521
    Tel: (951) 827-1012

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    Environmental Sciences
    Geology 2258

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    Fax: (951) 827-3993