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Lyubov A Kurkalova

Professor

Lyubov A Kurkalova
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College of Business & Economics

Department
Economics

Education
OtherApplied Mathematics / V.I. Lenin Tajik State University
OtherPhysics and Mathematics / Al-Farabi Kazakh State University
Ph.D.Agricultural Economics / Iowa State University

Research Interests

Lyubov (Luba) Kurkalova is interested both in (a) analyzing the impacts of policy and economic factors on forest and agricultural land use, production, and the environment, and in (b) developing the tools - spatially explicit models and econometric techniques - for such analyses. Her research program has received over $9.8 million in extramural funding from USDOE, NSF, and USDA. Dr. Kurkalova has published her research in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Energy Economics, Journal and Soil and Water Conservation, Environmental Modeling and Software, Biomass and Bioenergy, and Environmental Management.

External URL

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8873-3908

Recent Publications

  • Pautsch, G. R., Kurkalova, L. A., Babcock, B. A., & Kling, C. L. (2001). The efficiency of sequestering carbon in agricultural soils. Contemporary Economic Policy, 19(2), 123-134, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2001.tb00055.x. Reprinted in Horan, R.D. (2004). The Economics of Agri-Environmental Policy, Volumes I and II (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351146968
  • Kurkalova, L. A., & Carriquiry, A. (2003). Input-and output-oriented technical efficiency of Ukrainian collective farms, 1989–1992: Bayesian analysis of a stochastic production frontier model. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 20(2), 191-211 https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1025132322762
  • Zhao, J., Kurkalova, L.A., & Kling, C. L. (2004). Alternative green payment policies when multiple benefits matter. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 33(1), 148-158, https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31378/
  • Kurkalova, L., Kling, C. L., & Zhao, J. (2004). Multiple benefits of carbon-friendly agricultural practices: empirical assessment of conservation tillage. Environmental Management, 33(4), 519-527, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-003-9109-2
  • Kurkalova, L. A., Kling, C. L., & Zhao, J. (2004). Value of agricultural non-point source pollution measurement technology: assessment from a policy perspective. Applied Economics, 36(20), 2287-2298, https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840412331313512
  • Kurkalova, L. A. (2005). Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: discounting for uncertainty. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue Canadienne D'Agroeconomie, 53(4), 375-384, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7976.2005.00025.x
  • Feng, H., Kling, C.L., Kurkalova, L.A., Secchi, S., & Gassman, P.W. (2005) The Conservation Reserve Program in the presence of a working land alternative: implications for environmental quality, program participation, and income transfer. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Proceedings), 87(5), 1231-1238, https://www.jstor.org/stable/3697700?seq=1
  • Secchi, S., Feng, H., Kurkalova, L.A., Kling, C.L., Gassman, P.W., & Jha, M. (2005). Nonpoint source needs assessment for Iowa part II: the cost of improving Iowa’s water quality. In Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference 5-9 March Atlanta, Georgia. ASABE, St. Joseph, Michigan, 701P0105, https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.18114
  • Secchi, S., Jha, M., Kurkalova, L.A., Feng, H., Gassman, P.W., & Kling, C.L. (2005). The Designation of Co-benefits and Its Implication  for Policy: Water Quality versus Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, https://www.card.iastate.edu/products/publications/pdf/05wp389.pdf
  • Feng, H., Kurkalova, L. A., Kling, C. L., & Gassman, P. W. (2006). Environmental conservation in agriculture: Land retirement vs. changing practices on working land. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 52(2), 600-614, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2006.03.004
  • Kurkalova, L. A., & Rabotyagov, S. S. (2006). Estimation of a binary choice model with grouped choice data. Economics Letters, 90(2), 170-175, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2005.07.022
  • Kurkalova, L., Kling, C., & Zhao, J. (2006). Green subsidies in agriculture: Estimating the adoption costs of conservation tillage from observed behavior. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue Canadienne D'Agroeconomie, 54(2), 247-267, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7976.2006.00048.x
  • Gassman, P. W., Secchi, S., Jha, M., & Kurkalova, L. (2006). Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 1: SWAT input data requirements and issues. Coastal Hydrology and Processes (ed. VP Singh and VJ Xu). Water Resources Publications, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 103-115. Water Resources Publications, Highland Ranch, CO
  • Kling, C. L., Secchi, S., Jha, M., Feng, H., Gassman, P. W., & Kurkalova, L. A. (2006). Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 3: Conservation practice scenario results. Coastal Hydrology and Processes (ed. VP Singh and VJ Xu). Water Resources Publications, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 127-134. Water Resources Publications, Highland Ranch, CO
  • Kling, C. L., Secchi, S., Jha, M., Feng, H., Gassman, P. W., & Kurkalova, L. A. (2006). Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 3: Conservation practice scenario results. Coastal Hydrology and Processes (ed. VP Singh and VJ Xu). Water Resources Publications, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 127-134. Water Resources Publications, Highland Ranch, CO
  • Secchi, S., Jha, M. K., Kurkalova, L. A., Feng, H., Gassman, P. W., & Kling, C. L. (2007). Privatizing ecosystem services: water quality effects from a carbon market. Choices, 22(316-2016-7009), 97-102, https://www.jstor.org/stable/choices.22.2.0097
  • Feng, H., Kling, C., Kurkalova, L., & Secchi, S. (2007). Subsidies! The Other IncentiveBased Instrument: The Case of the Conservation Reserve Program. Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience, 230-249. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189650.001.0001
  • Secchi, S., Gassman, P. W., Jha, M., Kurkalova, L., Feng, H. H., Campbell, T., & Kling, C. L. (2007). The cost of cleaner water: Assessing agricultural pollution reduction at the watershed scale. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 62(1), 10-21, https://www.jswconline.org/content/62/1/10.short
  • Feng, H., Kurkalova, L. A., Kling, C. L., & Gassman, P. W. (2007). Transfers and environmental co-benefits of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils: retiring agricultural land in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Climatic Change, 80(1), 91-107, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-006-9143-1
  • Secchi, S., P.W. Gassman, M. Jha, L.A. Kurkalova, and C. L. Kling. 2008. The water quality effects of corn ethanol versus switchgrass based biofuels in the Midwest. In: Proceedings of the Farm Foundation Conference “Transition to a Biofuel Economy: Environmental and Rural Development Impacts”, St. Louis, MO, October 2008, pp.96-108. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/53498/
  • Bililign , S., Y.-L. Lin, L.A. Kurkalova, Y. Rastigeyev, K. Schimmel, S. Bae, R. Davis, S. Ilias, Y. Kyei, and G. Uzochukwu. 2009. Climate and water resources: a challenge to integrated science/social policy formulation. Convergence Review, Summer 2009, Issue 2, pp. 63-72.
  • Kurkalova, L. A., Secchi, S., & Gassman, P. W. (2010). Corn stover harvesting: potential supply and water quality implications. In Handbook of bioenergy economics and policy (pp. 307-323). Springer, New York, NY. (http://www.springer.com/economics/agricultural+economics/book/978-1-4419-0368-6?detailsPage=toc)