Academic Affiliation
California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Hamilton is an economist with more than fifteen years of experience in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics, antitrust regulation, and public economics. He is currently Professor and Chair of Economics in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University.

Professor Hamilton has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has received numerous awards for his research, including grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of more than 30 articles in leading academic journals.

Valuing Urban Water Shortages
Published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Optimal Recycling Policy for Used Lubricating Oil: The Case of California’s Used Oil Management Policy
September 2014
Published in Environmental and Resource Economics
Potential Economic Impacts of Environmental Flows Following a Potential Listing of Endangered Texas Freshwater Mussels
April 7, 2014
David L. Sunding, Brad Wolaver, Cassandra Cook , Stephen F. Hamilton, Bridget Scanlon , Michael Young , Xianli Xu, and Robert Reedy
Published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Environmental Policy with Collective Waste Disposal
September 2013
David L. Sunding, Stephen F. Hamilton, Thomas Sproul, and David Zilberman
Published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management