Scott Lemos

Scott Lemos Jr

Senior Lecturer
Office: Management, Paul College 255H, Durham, NH 03824

My primary research uses economic methods to examine challenges in environmental policy, with a particular focus on nonmarket valuation techniques. I apply this research in a variety of settings, including agricultural food systems and public drinking water systems.

A secondary strand of research takes an experimental approach to better understand effective teaching methods, broadly falling into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (‘SoTL’) literature. Some examples of this work include (1) the development of scalable solutions for developing writing abilities in large sections of Principles of Economics and Introduction to Business courses and (2) techniques that can be used to mitigate problems associated with students' over-confidence in their abilities on both writing and math based assessments.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 400: Introduction to Business
  • ADMN 410: Management Information Systems
  • MGT 755: Global Mindset Sustainability


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Finance & Economics, Bryant University

Research Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Economics
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Health Economics
  • The Science of Teaching and Learning
  • Water Quality

Selected Publications

  • Lemos, S., Rogers, S., Ashcraft, C., Seaman, J., Krans, L., & Marsh, J. (2024). A Community Based Approach to the Nature Economy-Insights from Outdoor Recreation, Conservation, and Economic Development. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 1-13. doi:10.18666/JOREL-2024-12188

  • Lemos, S., Halstead, J. M., & Huang, J. -C. (2022). The effects of information about price anchoring: Evidence from a choice experiment. AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS REVIEW, 51(2), 240-265. doi:10.1017/age.2022.10

  • 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

  • Werner, S., Jr, L. S. R., McLeod, A., Halstead, J. M., Gabe, T., Huang, J. -C., . . . McConnon, J. (2019). Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork. AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS REVIEW, 48(3), 473-504. doi:10.1017/age.2019.33

  • Furnagiev, S., Niman, N., & Lemos, S. (2018). Developing the journey process: A novel approach to teaching undergraduate economics. Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

  • Lemos, S., Brockmann, S., Taylor, C., & Halstead, J. (2023, July 1). A Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of PFAS Contamination on Housing Markets: The Case of Private Wells in New Hampshire. In Western Economics Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

  • Lemos, S., Brockmann, S., Taylor, C., & Halstead, J. (2023, June 11). A Hedonic Analysis of the Impact of PFAS Contamination on House Prices: The Case of Private Wells in New Hampshire. In Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. Annapolis, MD.

  • Most Cited Publications