Robert mohr

Robert Mohr

Phone: (603) 862-3302
Office: Economics, Paul College Rm 370J, Durham, NH 03824

Robert Mohr's research focuses on environmental policy, public policy and labor markets. He teaches a graduate course in Environmental Economics and has developed an undergraduate course on the Economics of Climate Change that he teaches regularly. His scholarly publications include contributions to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Ecological Economics, Land Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and the Public Administration Review.

Courses Taught

  • ECON 402: Hon/Principles of Econ Micro
  • ECON 706: Economics of Climate Change
  • ECON 725: Independent Study
  • ECON 908: Environ Econ: Theory & Policy
  • ECON 976: Microeconomics I Lab
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Economics, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Economics, University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Economics of the Environment
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Food Assistance Programs

Selected Publications

  • Kurtz, M. D., Conway, K. S., & Mohr, R. D. (n.d.). The Academic Effects of United States Child Food Assistance Programs—At Home, School, and In-Between. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.865

  • Mohr, R. D., Cunningham, C., Saha, S., & Vincenzi, M. (2021). Coverage of National Priority List sites by the print media during the implementation of Superfund: the role of race and income. AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS REVIEW, 50(3), 559-582. doi:10.1017/age.2021.20

  • Kurtz, M. D., Conway, K. S., & Mohr, R. D. (2020). Weekend feeding ("BackPack") programs and student outcomes. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 79. doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2020.102040

  • Lemos, S., Halstead, J., Mohr, R., Woodward, R., & Susca, P. (2020). Valuing the Cancer Mortality Risk Reduction from Lowering the Arsenic Maximum Contaminant Level in New Hampshire Municipal Water Supplies. Environmental Management (New York): an international journal for decision-makers, scientists and environmental auditors, 65, 725-736. doi:10.1007/s00267-020-01288-3

  • Cunningham, C. M., & Mohr, R. D. (2019). Using tools to distinguish general and occupation-specific skills. Journal for Labour Market Research, 53(1). doi:10.1186/s12651-019-0256-1

  • Cunningham, C. M., & Mohr, R. D. (2017). Wage and job-skill distributions in the National Compensation Survey. MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW. doi:10.21916/mlr.2017.3

  • Saha, S., & Mohr, R. D. (2013). Media attention and the Toxics Release Inventory. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 93, 284-291. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.05.008

  • Zoghi, C., & Mohr, R. D. (2011). The Decentralization of Decision Making and Employee Involvement within the Workplace: Evidence from Four Establishment Datasets. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 49(4), 688-716. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00838.x

  • Zoghi, C., Mohr, R. D., & Meyer, P. B. (2010). Workplace organization and innovation. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D ECONOMIQUE, 43(2), 622-639. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5982.2010.01586.x

  • Mohr, R. D., halstead, J., & Deller, S. (2010). Public-Private Partnerships, Cooperative Agreements and the Production of Public Services in Small and Rural Municipalities. Public Administration Review, Public Administration Review(Nov/Dec), 895-906.

  • Mohr, R. D., & Saha, S. (2008). Distribution of Environmental Costs and Benefits, Additional Distortions, and the Porter Hypothesis. Land Economics, 84(4), 689-700. doi:10.3368/le.84.4.689

  • Mohr, R. D., & Zoghi, C. (2008). High-involvement work design and job satisfaction. INDUSTRIAL & LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, 61(3), 275-296. doi:10.1177/001979390806100301

  • Mohr, R. D. (2006). Environmental performance standards and the adoption of technology. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 58(2), 238-248. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.07.008

  • Fullerton, D., & Mohr, R. D. (2003). Suggested Subsidies are Sub-Optimal Unless Combined with an Output Tax. Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2(1).

  • Mohr, R. D. (2002). Technical change, external economies, and the Porter hypothesis. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, 43(1), 158-168. doi:10.1006/jeem.2000.1166