OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Rosenberger, Randall

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Professor, Associate Dean - Student Success
Department: 
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

407 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-4425
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-2668
Education: 
B.A., Philosophy, 1988, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Applied Ethics, 1992, Colorado State University
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1996, Colorado State University
Research Areas: 
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
  • Social Science, Policy, and Natural Resources
Research Interests: 
  • Environmental Economics
Non-market valuation, meta-analysis, benefit transfer, recreation economics, environmental and resource economics
Bio: 
Dr. Rosenberger joined Oregon State University’s College of Forestry in 2003, and is professor in Forest Ecosystems & Society. He received his PhD in agricultural and resource economics and MA in applied ethics from Colorado State University, and BA in philosophy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania after spending 4-years in the United States Air Force. His research programs on meta-analysis of economic research and benefit transfer, as well as his blending the two through investigating the use of meta-analysis for benefit transfer, are internationally recognized. He developed and hosts a database of recreation use value estimates for North America, and assists others in its use for project, program, and policy assessments. He currently serves the College of Forestry as Associate Dean – Student Success.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Rosenberger, R.S., E.M. White, J.D. Kline and C. Cvitanovich. 2017. Recreation Economic Values for Estimating Outdoor Recreation Economic Benefits From the National Forest System. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-957. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 33p. https://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/54602
  2. R.J. Johnston, J. Rolfe, R.S. Rosenberger, and R. Brouwer (editors). 2015. Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values: A Guide for Researchers and Practitioners. Springer. 582 p.
  3. Moeltner, K., and Rosenberger, R.S. 2014. Cross-context benefit transfer: A Bayesian search for information pools. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(2):469-488.
  4. Vista, A.B., and Rosenberger, R.S. 2013. Addressing dependency in the sportfishing valuation literature: Implications for meta-regression analysis and benefit transfer. Ecological Economics 96:181-189.
  5. Stanley, T.D., Doucouliagos, H., Giles, M., Heckemeyer, J.H., Johnston, R.J., Laroche, P., Nelson, J.P., Paldam, M., Poot, J., Pugh, G., Rosenberger, R.S., and Rost, K. 2013. Meta-analysis of economics research reporting guidelines. Journal of Economic Surveys 27(2):390-394.
  6. Rosenberger, R.S., and R.J. Johnston. 2013. Benefit transfer. In T.C. Haab and J.C. Whitehead (eds.). Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, Praeger. Pp. 30-33.
  7. Johnston, R.J., and R.S. Rosenberger. 2013. Meta-analysis. In In T.C. Haab and J.C. Whitehead (eds.). Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, Praeger. Pp. 208-211.
  8. Rosenberger, R.S., and R.J. Johnston. 2013. Benefit transfer. In J.F. Shogren (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, volume 3. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Pp. 327-333.
  9. Johnston, R.J. and R.S. Rosenberger. 2010. Methods, Trends and Controversies in Contemporary Benefit Transfer. Journal of Economic Surveys 24(3):479-510.
  10. Moeltner, K., R.J. Johnston, R.S. Rosenberger and J.M. Duke. 2009. Benefit Transfer from Multiple Contingent Experiments: A Flexible Two-Step Model Combining Individual Choice Data with Community Characteristics. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5):1335-1342.
  11. Rosenberger, R.S. and R.J. Johnston. 2009. Selection Effects in Meta-Analysis and Benefit Transfer: Avoiding Unintended Consequences. Land Economics 85(3):410-428.
  12. Moeltner, K. and R.S. Rosenberger. 2008. Predicting Resource Policy Outcomes via Meta-Regression: Data Space, Model Space, and the Quest for ‘Optimal Scope’. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 8(1):article 31.
  13. Rosenberger, R.S. and T.T. Phipps. 2007. Correspondence and Convergence in Benefit Transfer Accuracy: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Literature. In S. Navrud and R. Ready (eds.), 2007, Environmental Values Transfer: Issues and Methods. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp.23-43.
  14. Shrestha, R.K., R.S. Rosenberger and J.B. Loomis. 2007. Benefit transfer using meta-analysis in recreation economic valuation. In S. Navrud and R. Ready (eds.), Environmental Values Transfer: Issues and Methods. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp.23-43.
  15. Rosenberger, R.S. and T.D. Stanley. 2006. Measurement, generalization, and publication: Sources of error in benefit transfers and their management. Ecological Economics 60:372-378.
  16. Loomis, J.B. and R.S. Rosenberger. 2006. Reducing barriers in future benefit transfers: Needed improvements in primary study design and reporting. Ecological Economics 60:343-350.
  17. Rosenberger, R.S. and J.B. Loomis. 2003. Benefit Transfer. In P.A. Champ, K.J. Boyle and T.C. Brown (eds.), 2003, A Primer on Non-Market Valuation. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp.445-482.
  18. Rosenberger, R.S. and J.B. Loomis. 2001. Benefit Transfer of Outdoor Recreation Use Values: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service Strategic Plan (2000 Revision). Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-72. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 59pp.
  19. Rosenberger, R.S. and J.B. Loomis. 2000. Panel stratification in meta-analysis of economic studies: An investigation of its effects in the recreation valuation literature. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 32(3):459-470.
  20. Rosenberger, R.S. and J.B. Loomis. 2000. Using meta-analysis for benefit transfer: In-sample convergent validity tests of an outdoor recreation database. Water Resources Research 36(4):1097-1108.