FACULTY

Sergey Rabotyagov

Sergey Rabotyagov

Assistant Professor
Environmental economics


Office: Anderson 123G
Phone: 206-685-3159 
Email: rabotyag@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; SOCIAL SCIENCES

A.B., International Business and German, William Jewell College, 2000
M.S., Economics, Iowa State University, 2002
Ph.D., Economics, Iowa State University, 2007


My current research interests include issues of pollution permit market design, mitigating uncertainty in agricultural soil carbon offsets, and applying innovative solution techniques to problems of non-point water pollution.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 235 Introduction to Environmental Economics (5)Spring
ESRM 490 Economics of Sustainability (3)Summer
ESRM 490 Special Topics in Environmental Problems and Market-based Solutions (3)Autumn
SEFS 509 Analysis of Research Problems (3)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Climate and Human Dynamics as Amplifiers of Natural Change: A Framework for Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Planning
Northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and land use in the watershed: Feedback and scale interactions
Recent Publications:
Brent, D., and S. Rabotyagov. 2013. Land use change from biofuels derived from forest residue: a case of Washington State. Economics Research International, 12 p. doi: 10.1155/2013/836823 (in press)
Rabotyagov, S.S., A.M. Valcu, and C.L. Kling. 2013. Reversing the Property Rights: Practice-Based Approaches for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint-Source Water Pollution When Emissions Aggregate Nonlinearly. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (in press)
Rabotyagov, S.S., and S. Lin. 2013. Small Forest Landowner Preferences for Working Forest Conservation Contract Attributes: A Case of Washington State, USA. Journal of Forest Economics (accepted)
Rabotyagov, S.S., Toth, S., and G. Ettl. 2013. Testing the design variables of ECOSEL: a market mechanism for forest ecosystem services. Forest Science, 19 p. doi: 10.5849/forsci.11-110 (in press)
Tóth, S., Könnyu, N., Ettl, G., Rogers, L., and S. Rabotyagov. 2013. ECOSEL: Selling Forest Ecosystem Services. Forest Policy & Economics (in press).
Rabotyagov, S., Campbell, T., Valcu, A., Gassman, P., Jha, M., Schilling, K., Wolter, C., and C.L. Kling. 2012. Spatial multiobjective optimization of agricultural conservation practices using a SWAT model and an evolutionary algorithm. Journal of Visualized Experiments, e4009, doi: 10.3791/4009
Rabotyagov, S. 2010. Ecosystem services under benefit and cost uncertainty: An application to soil carbon sequestration. Land Economics 86(4): 668-686.
Rabotyagov, S., and H. Feng. 2010. Does permit trading minimize cost under an average pollution target? Environmental Economics.
Rabotyagov, S., M. Jha, and T. Campbell. 2010. Impact of crop rotations on optimal selection of conservation practices for water quality protection. Journal of Water and Soil Conservation.
Rabotyagov, S., T. Campbell, M. Jha, P.W. Gassman, J. Arnold, L. Kurkalova, S. Secchi, H. Feng, and C.L. Kling. 2010. Least-cost control of agricultural nutrient contributions to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone. Ecological Applications 20:1542–1555. [doi:10.1890/08-0680.1]
Rabotyagov, S.S., M. Jha, and T.D. Campbell. 2010. Nonpoint-source pollution for an Iowa watershed: An application of evolutionary algorithms. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2010.01198.x.
Tóth, S.F., G.J. Ettl, and S.S. Rabotyagov. 2010. ECOSEL: An auction mechanism for forest ecosystem services. Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resources Science 2(2):99-116.
Jha, M., S. Rabotyagov, and P.W. Gassman. 2009. Optimal placement of conservation practices using genetic algorithms with SWAT. International Agricultural Engineering Journal 18(1-2):41-50.
Rabotyagov, S., and H. Feng. 2009. The provision of public goods from agriculture: Observations from agri-environmental policies in the U.S. In Multifunctional Rural Land Management: Economics and Policies, Brouwer, F., and C.M. van der Heide, eds., LEI, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Elected Faculty Advisory Council
Curriculum Committee