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Christopher Leggett
Special Consultant

Christopher  Leggett Dr. Leggett is an economist with extensive applied experience with environmental valuation, statistical sampling, and survey design. Over the past decade, Dr. Leggett has led numerous efforts to estimate recreational losses due to contaminant releases and oil spills, including efforts for the National Park Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These efforts involved the design and implementation of telephone, mail, in-person, and repeat-contact panel surveys to gather data for modeling recreational behavior.

Dr. Leggett has substantial experience with applied statistics and is frequently consulted on projects that require complex sampling designs or econometric analysis. He has taught economics and statistics courses at the college level (Montgomery College and University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and has published in leading economics journals, including Land Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Marine Resource Economics.

Dr. Leggett received his B.A. from Harvard University (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park (Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics). He is a member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.


> Natural Resource Damage Assessment
> Survey Design and Implementation
> Economics
> Econometric Analysis
> Environmental Economics
> Natural Resource Valuation
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Dr. Leggett has collaborated with over 20 different academics on research and consulting projects.

> Upper Columbia River Visitor Survey
> Valuing Beach Closures on Padre Island National Seashore
> Impact of Water Quality on Residential Property Values