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					                           Philip S. Watson
pwatson@uidaho.edu                                                                 208.885.6934

Colorado State University     Natural Resource Economics                    Ph.D. 2006
Colorado State University     International Development                     M.Ag. 2003
Taylor University             Environmental Biology                         B.S.1998

1/08-pres.         Asst. Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology,
                   University of Idaho, Moscow ID
                   Asst. Professor of Community Economic Development, Bioregional Planning
                   Graduate Program, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

6/06 -1/08         Fisheries Economist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, U.S.
                   Department of Commerce, Seattle WA

10/05-6/06         Forestry Economist, US Forest Service, Planning and Analysis Group, Fort
                   Collins, CO

8/03-6/06          Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and
                   Resource Economics, Fort Collins CO

1/00-8/03          Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Department of Soil and Crop
                   Science, Fort Collins CO

Select Publications:

Refereed Publications
Watson, P., K. Castelin, P. Salant, and J. Wulfhorst (2011). Estimating the Impacts of a Reduction
       in the Foreign-Born Labor Supply on a State Economy: A Nested CGE Analysis of the
       Idaho Economy. Growth and Change (Submitted August 2011).
Watson, P. and T. Johnson (2011). Federal Fishery Policy and the Geographic Distribution of
       Commercial Fish Landings: Insights from the 2003 Federal Groundfish Permit Buyback.
       Marine Resource Economics (Submitted August 2011)
Cooke, S. and P. Watson (2011). A Comparison of Regional Export Enhancement and Import
       Substitution Economic Development Strategies. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
       41(1): 1-15.
Rodriguez, A., P. Watson, and W. Braak (2011). Getting to Know the Economy in Your
       Community: Automated Social Accounting. Journal of Extension 49(4).
Watson, P and S. Davies (2011). Modeling the Effects of Population Growth on Fixed Water
       Resources: A CGE analysis of the South Platte River Basin of Colorado. Annals of Regional
       Science 46(2): 331-348.

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Watson, P, and N. Beleiciks (2009). Small Community Social Accounting Matrices and their
        Application to Determining Marine Resource Dependency. Marine Resource Economics
Loomis, J., O. Tadjion, P. Watson, J. Wilson, S. Davies, and D. Thilmany (2009). A Hybrid
        Individual-Zonal Travel Cost Model for Estimating the Consumer Surplus of Golfing in
        Colorado. Journal of Sports Economics 10: 155-167.
Watson, P, D. Thilmany, and S. Davies (2008). Determining Economic Contributions in a
        Recreational Industry: An application to the Colorado golf industry. Journal of Sports
        Economics 9: 571-591.
Watson, P., J. Wilson, D. Thilmany, and S. Winter (2007). Determining economic contributions and
        impacts: What is the difference and why do we care? Journal of Regional Analysis and
        Policy 37(2): 140-146.
Wilson, J., D. Thilmany, and P. Watson (2006). The role of agritourism in western states: Place-
        specific and policy factors influencing recreational income for producers. Review of
        Regional Studies 36(3): 381-399.
Thilmany, D. and P. Watson (2004). The increasing role of direct marketing and farmers markets
        for Western U.S. producers. Western Economics Forum 3:19-25.

Book Chapters
Watson, P. and D. Thilmany. “Regional Agriculture as a National Industry.” Chapter 17 in Blank’s
       The Economics of American Agriculture. pp. 349-375. 2008.
Thilmany, D. and P. Watson. “Revitalizing Rural Communities: Agricultural Producers’ Emerging
       Role in Public and Private Innovation”. In Perspectives on 21st Century Agriculture: A
       Tribute to Walter J. Armbruster. Edited by R. Knutson, S. Knutson, and D. Ernstes. 2007.

Relevant Reports
Leonard, J., and P. Watson (2011). Description of the Input-Output Model for Pacific Coast
        Fisheries. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWFSC-111.
Watson, P, and D. Thilmany (2011). Water Use Efficiency in Golf: An economic analysis of
        Colorado golf courses. Golf Course Management June, 2011.
Watson, P., G. Taylor, and S. Cooke. The Contribution of Agriculture to Idaho’s Economy: 2006.
        University of Idaho Extension Report CIS 1144. September 2008.
Thilmany, D., P. Watson, and G. Kress. Colorado State University Economic Development Report
        #06-08. The Economic Contribution of the Colorado Wine Industry. May 2006.
Watson, P., D. Thilmany and S. Davies. County Level Analysis of Net Farm Income: Crop Mix,
        Marketing Channels and Locational Factors. Paper presented in the Organized Symposium
        at the 2005 WAEA Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA.
Winter, S. and P. Watson. Evaluating the Economic Contribution of the National Forests of
        Arizona. U.S. Forest Service, Planning and Analysis Group. Technical Report 103. October
Davies, S., P. Watson, A. Cramer and D. Thilmany. Colorado State University Economic
        Development Report #04-08. The Economic Contribution of Colorado’s Golf Industry. June
Watson, P. and A. Seidl. The Economic Base of Moffat County, Colorado. Colorado State
        University Economic Development Report #04-09. August 2004. 25 pp.

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Davies, S., P. Watson, and D. Thilmany. Colorado State University Economic Development Report
        #04-01. The Economic Contribution of Colorado’s Green Industries. March 2004.

White Papers in Preparation for Submission
Ye, F. and P. Watson. Crowding out or investing: A general equilibrium analysis of the role of a
        state’s public sector on the economy
Ye, F. and P. Watson. The Laffer Curve revisited: a CGE analysis of tax policy and public
        investment in Idaho.
Watson, P., A. Johnson, and K. Castelin. The role of community attributes on innovativeness and
        endogenous growth.
Watson, P. Water markets or water policy: A conjunctive use water CGE model of the Magic
Benson, C. and P. Watson. Who is using the national parks and what to they want? A hybrid
        cluster analysis and travel cost model of national park visitors.

Courses Taught:
      AgEcon 586      – Community Economic Development Theory (3 Credits)
      AgEcon 587      – Community Economic Development Methods (3 Credits)
      BioP 501        – Introduction to Bioregional Planning (3 Credits), Team Taught
      BioP 522        – Regional Planning Methods (3 Credits)

External Funding Received as Principle Investigator:
       Targeted Economic Development Analysis Tool
       Funded by the USDA Rural Development
       06/2010 – 06/2013

        The Economic Impacts of Ventenata Controls and Suppression
        Funded by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE)
        07/2010 – 06/2013

        Foreign-born Labor Contributions to Idaho’s Economy and Communities
        Funded by the Idaho Dairymen’s Association
        07/2009 – 06/2010

        Community Economic Impacts of Water Transfers in the Magic Valley of Idaho
        Funded by the United States Geological Survey
        02/2009 – 02/2010

        West Coast Community Economic Analysis for Natural Resource Management
        Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries
        Science Center
        01/2008 – 12/2008

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Philip S. Watson                                                                  January, 2011

       NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
       Seattle, Washington
               Developed IO-PAC, the economic impact model used for NOAA Fishery policy
                      analysis on the West Coast
               Perform economic analysis on federal fishery policy and management

        ADAGE Bioenergy
        Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
              Estimated the Economic Impacts of a 50 Megawatt Wood-fueled Biopower Plant
                      in Mason County, WA

        Dr. Philip Watson is a natural resource and regional development economist whose
research focuses on the role of agriculture and natural resources in the economic health of
communities. Dr. Watson is a teaching and research faculty member in the department of
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and is affiliated with the Building Sustainable
Communities Initiative and the Environmental Science graduate program. He studies the causes
and nature of community economic growth and how communities value and engage with their
natural environment.
        Phil has worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park
Service, National Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management and possesses a
quantitative background in Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling, input-output
analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and spatial econometrics.

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