Peter Boxall


Chair, Department of REES

Phone: 780-492-5694
Department: Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Office: 515A General Services
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
515A General Services
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2H1

Job/Research Area

Environmental and Resource Economics

Program Leader, Linking Environment and Agriculture Research Network (LEARN), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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

Research Interests

  • Environmental valuation: the use of revealed and stated preference methods.
  • Understanding heterogeneity in preferences for environmental goods and services.
  • Development and analysis of environmental and conservation policy.
  • Incorporating amenity values in land management and resource allocation.
  • The study of recreation demand and supply.
  • Public involvement processes in natural resource management.
  • Human dimensions of fish and wildlife management issues.


Undergraduate Courses

  • ENCS 473 : Environmental and Conservation Policy 
  • AREC 410 : Methods and Applications in Applied Economics 

Personal Websites
Peter Boxall's Research Group

Selected Publications

Zimmer, N., P.C. Boxall, and W. Adamowicz. 2012. The impacts of chronic wasting disease and its management on recreational hunters. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 60: 71-92.

Boxall, P.C., W.L. Adamowicz, M. Olar, G.E. West, and G. Cantin. 2012. Analysis of the economic benefits associated with the recovery of threatened marine mammal species in the Canadian St. Lawrence estuary." Marine Policy. 36: 189-197.

Arnot, C., M.K. Luckert, and P.C. Boxall. 2011. What is tenure security? Conceptual implications for empirical analysis. Land Economics 87(2):298-312.

Pattison, J., P.C. Boxall and W.L. Adamowicz. 2011. The economic benefits of wetland retention and restoration in Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 59(2): 223-244.

Cortus, B., S. Jeffrey, J.R. Unterschultz and P.C. Boxall. 2011. The economics of wetland drainage and retention in Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 59(1):109-126.

Rausch, M., P.C. Boxall, and A. Verbyla. 2010. The development of fire-induced damage functions for forest recreation activity in Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19:63-74.

Boxall, P.C., W.L. Adamowicz, and A. Moon. 2009. Complexity in choice experiments: Choice of the status quo alternative and implications for welfare measurement. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53:503-519.

Cortus, B., J. Unterschultz, S. Jeffrey, and P.C. Boxall. 2009. The impacts of agriculture support programs on wetland retention on grain farms in the Prairie Pothole Region. Canadian Water Resources Journal 34(3):245-254.

Luckert, M.K. and P.C. Boxall. 2009. Institutional vacuums in Canadian forest policy: Can criteria & indicators and certification of sustainable forest management fill the void? The Forestry Chronicle 85(2):277-284.

Umberger, W.J., P.C. Boxall and R.C. Lacy. 2009. The role of credence and health information in determining U.S. consumers' willingness-to-pay for grass-finished beef. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53: 603-623.

Boxall, P.C. and J. Englin. 2008. Fire and recreation values in fire-prone forests: Exploring an intertemporal amenity function using pooled RP-SP data. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33(1):19-33.

Shapansky, B., W.L. Adamowicz, and P.C. Boxall. 2008. Assessing information provision and respondent involvement effects on preferences. Ecological Economics 65(3)L626-635.

Hunt, L.M., P.C. Boxall and B. Boots. 2007. Implications of accommodating complex substitution patterns in a random utility model or recreational angling. Marine Resource Economics 22:155-172.

Hunt, L.M., B. Boots, and P.C. Boxall. 2007. Predicting fishing participation and site choice while accounting for spatial substitution, trip timing and trip context. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:832-847.

Arnot, C., P.C. Boxall, and S. Cash. 2006. Do ethical consumers care about price? A revealed preference analysis of fair trade coffee purchases. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 54:555-565.

Bateman, I., W. Yang, and P.C. Boxall. 2006. Geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in resource and environmental economics. Pp 43-92 in T. Tietenber and H. Folmer, Eds, The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2006/2007.

Hunt, L.M., P.C. Boxall, J.Englin and W. Haider. 2005. Remote tourism and forest management: A spatial hedonic analysis. Ecological Economics 53(1): 101-113.

Hunt, L., P.C. Boxall, J. Englin, and W. Haider. 2005. Forest harvesting, resource based tourism and remoteness: an analysis of northern Ontario's sport fishing tourism. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(2):401-409.

Hailu, G., P.C. Boxall, and B.L. McFarlane. 2005. The influence of place attachment on recreation demand. Journal of Economic Psychology 26:581-598.

Boxall, P.C., W.H. Chan, and M.L. McMillan . 2005. The impact of oil and natural gas facilities on rural residential property values: A spatial hedonic analysis. Resource and Energy Economics 27(3):248-269.

Haener, M.K., P.C. Boxall, W.L Adamowicz, and D.H.Kuhnke. 2004. Aggregation bias in recreation site choice models: Resolving the resolution problem. Land Economics 80(4): 561-574.

Adamowicz, W.L., P. C. Boxall, M. Haener, Y. Zhang, D. Dosman and J. Marois. 2004. An assessment of the impacts of forest management on aboriginal hunters: Evidence from stated and revealed preference data. Forest Science 50(2):139-152.

Boxall, P.C., J. Englin, and W. L. Adamowicz. 2003. Valuing aboriginal artifacts: A combined revealed-stated preference approach. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45(2):213-230.

Boxall, P.C., K. Rollins and J. Englin. 2003. Heterogeneous preferences for congestion during a wilderness experience. Resource and Energy Economics 25(2):177-195.

Boxall, P.C. and W.L. Adamowicz. 2002. Understanding heterogeneous preferences in random utility models: A latent class approach. Environmental and Resource Economics 23(4):421-446.

Haener, M., D. Dosman, W.L. Adamowicz, and P.C. Boxall. 2001. Can stated preference methods be used to value attributes of subsistence hunting by Aboriginal Peoples? A case study in Northern Saskatchewan. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83(5):1334-1340.

Haener, M., P.C. Boxall and W.L. Adamowicz. 2001. Modeling recreation site choice: Do hypothetical choices reflect actual behavior? American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83(3):629-642.


  • 2009 - Journal Article of Enduring Quality award by the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (recognizes an article at least 10 years in circulation that has provided enduring quality to the profession)
  • 2009 - Best Paper Prize 2009 in Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (with W.L. Adamowicz and A. Moon)
  • 2005 - Killam Annual Professor
  • 2004- Teaching Award of Merit, National Association of Colleges and Teachers in Agriculture (NACTA)
  • 2004 - McCalla Research Professorship
  • 2004 - Professor of the Year, Environmental and Conservation Program