Jacob Hochard

Dr. Jacob P. Hochard

Assistant Professor

Offices: Brewster A-426 / Flanagan 389
Phone: 252-328-6383
E-mail: hochardj15@ecu.edu
Fax: 252-328-6743

Dr. Hochard's primary research areas are in environmental and natural resource economics and development economics. His work, highly interdisciplinary in nature, combines geospatial analysis, mathematical modeling and empirical analysis to examine feedback between natural and human systems. His recent areas of interest include (i) using ecology and economics for management of ecosystem services, (ii) natural capital accounting and valuation, (iii) issues of equality in public good provision, (iv) relating poverty with land degradation and public infrastructural investment, (v) examining the human health impacts of water pollution and rural resident responses to risk and (vi) storm protection services of mangroves and barrier islands. Dr. Hochard also has a joint appointment with ECU's Coastal Studies Institute.


Ph.D. Economics, University of Wyoming, 2015
BA, Economics and Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College, 2011

Fields of Interest
  • Environmental Economics
  • Development Economics
E-mail & Website Links

Personal Website

Selected Publications: 

"Land degradation and poverty." Nature Sustainability 1, no. 11 (2018): 623.

"The Impacts of Climate Change on the Poor in Disadvantaged Regions." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 12, no. 1 (2018): 26-47. 

"(Not so) Gently down the stream: river pollution and health in Indonesia." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 92 (2018): 35-53. 

"Cross-jurisdictional management of a trophy-hunted species." Journal of Theoretical Biology 420 (2017): 41-52. 

"Listing and delisting thresholds under the Endangered Species Act." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99, no. 3 (2017): 549-570. 

"Market accessibility and economic growth: Insights from a new dimension of inequality." World Development 97 (2017): 279-297.