Chuan Tang · Postdoctoral Research Associate
Iowa State University
568D Heady Hall
518 Farm House Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1054
Dr. Tang’s primary research focuses on the non-market valuation of ecosystem services and natural resources using both revealed preference and stated preference approaches. Tang’s doctoral studies investigate the implicit costs of degraded water quality due to mercury pollution in the State of New York, and the studies also examine the impacts of public land designations on residential property values in the Adirondack Park—the largest state park in the nation. Tang is currently the lead researcher on a study exploring the economic benefits of nitrogen reduction in drinking water and Iowa water bodies. Additionally, Tang is serving as PI and co-PI in two funded studies focusing on the economic impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Iowa and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in New York, respectively. Beyond those, Tang has been engaging in economic research on a wide range of topics: perceived risks for rail accidents, factors for adoption of the residential solar panel, and the impacts of extreme weather on adoption of land conservation practices.