Catherine L. Kling

Kling, Catherine L.
Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

Iowa State University
578F Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-5767
ckling@iastate.edu

Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland, 1986
  • BBA, University of Iowa, 1981

Research Interests

Natural resource and environmental economics.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Fellow, 2006, Board member, 2000-2003
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, Executive Committee, 2003-current, Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, 1998-2003 and 2008-2011
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, President, 2011-2012, Vice President, 2002-2003, Board of Directors, 1996-98
  • Outstanding Journal Article Award, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2007
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Research Discovery Award, Honorable Mention, 2000 and 2001
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Published Research, 1998
Distinguished Professor

Cathy Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics, has served as the director of CARD since July 2013, after having served many years as the division head of CARD's Resource and Environmental Policy Division. She received a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases.

ISU Economics Working Papers Series

Journal Articles

Books and Book Chapters/Sections Authored or Co-authored

Extension Publications

  • Babcock, Bruce A.; Kling, Catherine L.; Miranowski, John; Hayes, Dermot J.; Harl, Neil E.; Pieper, Charles A.; Lence, Sergio H.; Duffy, Michael; Edelman, Mark; Beghin, John C.; Hueth, Brent; Zhao, Jinhua; Azevedo, Christopher D.; Herriges, Joseph A., Iowa's Land and Environment - Serving Competing Needs, ISU Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, December 2000
  • Hayes, Dermot J.; Herriges, Joseph A.; Kling, Catherine L., What Rural Iowans Think About Hogs, ISU Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station: Iowa's Pork Industry-Dollars and Scents, (1998): 31-35.

Department Outreach Publications

Other Publications

CARD Publications

March 2014
Land Use Model Integrating Agriculture and the Environment (LUMINATE): Linkages between Agricultural Land Use, Local Water Quality and Hypoxic Concerns in the Gulf of Mexico Basin
Catherine L. Kling, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Adriana Valcu, Philip W. Gassman, Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Mike White, Jeffrey G. Arnold, Raghavan Srinivasan, Manoj Jha, Jeff Richardson, R. Eugene Turner
[14-WP 546]

October 2013
Modeling Recreation Demand when the Access Point is Unknown
Yongjie Ji, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling
[13-WP 540]

October 2012
Economics of Dead Zones: Linking Externalities from the Land to their Consequences in the Sea, The
Sergey Rabotyagov, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman, Nancy N. Rabalais, R. Eugene Turner
[12-WP 534]

September 2012
Reversing the Property Rights: Practice-Based Approaches for Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint-Source Water Pollution When Emissions Aggregate Nonlinearly
Sergey Rabotyagov, Adriana Valcu, Catherine L. Kling
[12-WP 533]

October 2008
Sny Magill Watershed Modeling Project: Final Report
Ali Saleh, Philip W. Gassman, Catherine L. Kling
[01-SR 95]
(Revised)

August 2006
Optimal Design of Permit Markets with an Ex Ante Pollution Target
Sergey Rabotyagov, Hongli Feng, Catherine L. Kling
[06-WP 430]

August 2005
Conservation Reserve Program in the Presence of a Working Land Alternative: Implications for Environmental Quality, Program Participation, and Income Transfer, The
Hongli Feng, Catherine L. Kling, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Philip W. Gassman
[05-WP 402]

March 2005
Consequences of Co-benefits for the Efficient Design of Carbon Sequestration Programs, The
Hongli Feng, Catherine L. Kling
[05-WP 390]

Designation of Co-benefits and Its Implication for Policy: Water Quality versus Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils, The
Silvia Secchi, Manoj Jha, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Hongli Feng, Philip W. Gassman, Catherine L. Kling
[05-WP 389]

February 2005
Economic and Environmental Co-benefits of Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: Retiring Agricultural Land in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Hongli Feng, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman
[05-WP 384]

November 2004
Carbon Sequestration, Co-Benefits, and Conservation Programs
Hongli Feng, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman
[04-WP 379]

October 2004
Recreation Demand Using Physical Measures of Water Quality
Kevin J. Egan, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, John A. Downing
[04-WP 372]

June 2004
Environmental Conservation in Agriculture: Land Retirement versus Changing Practices on Working Land
Hongli Feng, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman
[04-WP 365]

October 2003
Subsidies! The Other Incentive-Based Instrument: The Case of the Conservation Reserve Program
Hongli Feng, Catherine L. Kling, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi
[03-WP 345]

July 2003
Alternative Green Payment Policies under Heterogeneity When Multiple Benefits Matter
Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling, Lyubov A. Kurkalova
[03-WP 341]

Institutions and the Value of Nonpoint Source Measurement Technology: Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils
Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Catherine L. Kling, Jinhua Zhao
[03-WP 338]

May 2003
WTP/WTA Disparity: Have We Been Observing Dynamic Values but Interpreting Them as Static?, The
Catherine L. Kling, John A. List, Jinhua Zhao
[03-WP 333]

Assessing the Costs and Environmental Consequences of Agricultural Land Use Changes: A Site-Specific, Policy-Scale Modeling Approach.
JunJie Wu, Richard M. Adams, Catherine L. Kling, Katsuya Tanaka
[03-WP 330]

April 2003
Green Subsidies in Agriculture: Estimating the Adoption Costs of Conservation Tillage from Observed Behavior (Revised)
Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Catherine L. Kling, Jinhua Zhao
[01-WP 286]
(Revised)

March 2003
Dynamic Formation of Willingness to Pay: An Empirical Specification and Test , The
Jay Corrigan, Catherine L. Kling, Jinhua Zhao
[03-WP 327]

February 2003
Multiple Benefits of Carbon-Friendly Agricultural Practices: Empirical Assessment of Conservation Tillage
Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Catherine L. Kling, Jinhua Zhao
[03-WP 326]

January 2002
Environmental Valuation under Dynamic
Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[02-WP 292]

June 2001
Conservation Payments: Challenges in Design and Implementation
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Michael D. Duffy, Hongli Feng, Brent Hueth, Catherine L. Kling, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Uwe A. Schneider, Silvia Secchi, Quinn Weninger, Jinhua Zhao
[01-BP 34]

March 2001
Valuing Preservation and Improvements of Water Quality in Clear Lake
Christopher D. Azevedo, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling
[01-SR 94]

December 2000
Towards Implementing Carbon Markets in Agriculture
Hongli Feng, Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 261]

Ask a Hypothetical Question, Get a Valuable Answer?
Christopher D. Azevedo, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 260]

November 2000
What's the Use? Welfare Estimates from Revealed Preference Models When Weak Complementarity Does Not Hold
Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, Daniel J. Phaneuf
[00-WP 258]

September 2000
Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture: Value and Implementation
Hongli Feng, Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 256]

August 2000
Policy Persistence in Environmental Regulation
Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 257]

Willingness-to-Pay, Compensating Variation, and the Cost of Commitment
Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 251]

Efficiency of Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils, The
Gregory R. Pautsch, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Bruce A. Babcock, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 246]

March 2000
Iowa Wetlands: Perceptions and Values
Christopher D. Azevedo, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling
[00-SR 91]

May 1999
Linking Revealed and Stated Preferences to Test External Validity
Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, Christopher D. Azevedo
[99-WP 222]

November 1998
Nonparametric Bounds on Welfare Measures: A New Tool for Nonmarket Valuation
John Crooker, Catherine L. Kling
[99-WP 208]

Real Options and the WTP/WTA Disparity
Jinhua Zhao, Catherine L. Kling
[99-WP 206]

July 1998
Estimation and Welfare Calculations in a Generalized Corner Solution Model with an Application to Recreation Demand
Daniel J. Phaneuf, Catherine L. Kling, Joseph A. Herriges
[99-WP 207]