W Adamowicz, PhD, FRSC

Professor and Vice Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office


Professor and Vice Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office
(780) 492-4603
501 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1



Job/Research Area 

Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics, Forest Economics, Consumer Demand / Behaviour

Dr. Adamowicz is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.


Major Responsibilities/Research Interest 

Integrating the environment into economic analysis

Environmental valuation

Consumer choice / behavior

Forest economics / management

Market based instruments for environmental conservation


Teaching Areas

Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services (AREC 565)

- Environmental valuation

- Stated preference methods

- Revealed preference methods

- Experimental economics and valuation

- Behavioural economics and valuation


Economic analysis of threatened species conservation: The case of woodland caribou and oilsands development in Alberta, Canada
Author(s): Hauer, G., W. Adamowicz, S. Boutin.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of Environmental Management
Volume: Forthcoming

Choice Experiments
Author(s): Holmes, T., W. Adamowicz and F. Carlsson
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation, Second Edition.
Volume: eds. P. Champ, T. Brown and K. Boyle, Kluwer
Page Numbers: 133-186

Contemporary Guidance for Stated Preference Studies
Author(s): Johnston, R., K. Boyle, W. Adamowicz, J Bennett, R. Brouwer, T.A. Cameron, W.M. Hanemann, N. Hanley, M. Ryan, R. Scarpa, R. Tourangeau, C. Vossler
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 319-405

Are Food Choices Really Habitual? Integrating Habits, Variety-seeking, and Compensatory Choice in a Utility-maximizing Framework
Author(s): Adamowicz, W. and J. Swait.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Volume: 95
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 17-41

How can behavioral economics inform non-market valuation? An example from the preference reversal literature
Author(s): Alevy, J., J. List, and W.L. Adamowicz
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Land Economics.
Volume: 87
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 365-381

Valuation of cancer and microbial disease risk reductions in municipal drinking water: an analysis of risk context using multiple valuation methods
Author(s): Adamowicz, W.L., D. Dupont, A. Krupnick, and J. Zhang.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume: 61
Page Numbers: 213-226

Economic benefits of biodiversity exceed costs of conservation at an African rainforest reserve
Author(s): Naidoo, R. and W. Adamowicz
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 102
Issue: 46
Page Numbers: 16713-16716

Choice Environment, Market Complexity and Consumer Behavior: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach for Incorporating Decision Complexity in Models of Consumer Choice
Author(s): Swait, J. and W. Adamowicz
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Volume: 86
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 141-167