Maik Kecinski

Department of Applied Economics and Statistics

Maik Kecinski

Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Office location:
531 S. College Avenue
205 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Ph.D. Economics (2012), University of Kaiserslautern 
  • M.S. Management (2007), University of Magdeburg 
  • B.S. Management (2005), University of Magdeburg 

Current course

  • APEC343 – Environmental Economics


  • Experimental economics
  • Climate change
  • Environmental risk
  • Water issues

Streletskaya, N., S. Bell, M. Kecinski, T. Li, S. Banerjee, L. Palm-Forster, D. Pannell. Forthcoming. “Under- standing Adoption of Innovations and Behaviour Change to Improve Agricultural Policy.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

Savchenko, O., T. Li, M. Kecinski, K.D. Messer. Forthcoming. “Perceptions and Behavioral Responses to Processed Foods Grown with Recycled Water.” Food Policy.

Zentner, E., M. Kecinski, A. Letourneau, D. Davidson. Forthcoming. “Ignoring Indigenous Peoples – Cli- mate Change, Oil Development and Indigenous Rights Clash in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.” Climatic Change.

Whiting, A.T., M. Kecinski, T. Li, K.D. Messer, J. Parker. 2019. “The importance of selecting the right messenger: A framed field experiment on recycled water products.” Ecological Economics. 161:1-8

Savchenko, O., M. Kecinski, T. Li, K.D. Messer. 2019. “Reclaimed Water and Food Production: Caution- ary Tales from Consumer Research.” Environmental Research. 170:320-331.

Savchenko, O., M. Kecinski, T. Li, K.D. Messer, H. Xu. 2018. “Fresh Foods Irrigated with Recycled Water: A Framed Field Experiment on Consumer Response.” Food Policy. 80:103-112.

Kecinski, M. and K.D. Messer. 2018. “Social Preferences and Communication as Stigma Mitigation Devices – Evidence from Recycled Drinking Water Experiments.” Water Resources Research. 54(8):5300-5326.

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Fooks, J.R., K.D. Messer, M. Kecinski. 2018. “A Cautionary Note on the Use of Benefit Metrics for Cost- Effective Conservation.” Environmental and Resource Economics. 71(4):985-999.

Li, T., M. Kecinski, K.D. Messer. 2018. “The Effectiveness of Science-based Eco-labeling in Food: Gold, Silver, Bronze.” Applied Economics. 50(39):4250-4263.

Kecinski, M., K.D. Messer, A.J. Peo. 2018. “When Cleaning Too Much Pollution Can Be a Bad Thing: A Field Experiment of Consumer Demand for Oysters.” Ecological Economics. 146:686-695.

Kecinski, M., D. Kerley-Keisner, K.D. Messer, W.D. Schulze. 2018. “Measuring Stigma: The Behav- ioral Response to Drinking Cockroach-Contaminated Water.” Environmental and Resource Economics. 70(1):131-146.

Kecinski, M., K.D. Messer, L. Knapp, Y. Shirazi. 2017. “Consumer Preferences for Oyster Attributes: Field Experiments on Brand, Locality, and Growing Method.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 46(2):315-337.

Li, T., M. Kecinski, K.D. Messer. 2017. “Heterogeneous Responses and Demographic Differences for Oys- ters: Evidence from Field Experiments.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 46(2):296-314.

Messer, K.D., M. Kecinski, Z. Liu, M.A. Korch, T. Bounds. 2016. “Military Readiness and Environmen- tal Protection Through Cost-effective Land Conservation.” Land Economics. 92(3):433-449.

Kecinski, M., D. Kerley-Keisner, K.D. Messer, W.D. Schulze. 2016. “Stigma Mitigation and the Impor- tance of Redundant Treatments.” Journal of Economic Psychology. 54:44-52.

Messer, K.D., M. Kecinski, X. Tang, R. Hirsch. 2016. “Multiple-knapsack Optimization in Land Conser- vation: Results from the first cost-effective conservation program in the US.” Land Economics. 92(1):117-130.

Messer, K.D., W. Allen, M. Kecinski, Y. Chen. 2016. “Agricultural Preservation Professionals’ Attitudes about Cost-Effectiveness.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 71(2):148-155.