Professor— Resource economics and rural development
101 Music Hall
rural communities, forests, economic development
My research, teaching, and outreach programs examine economic linkages and public policies that address the nexus between natural resource management and community development. In addition, my work examines the role and impact of outdoor recreation and tourism in rural multi-functional landscapes. Long-standing interests include resource dependency, forestry issues, and rural amenity-driven residential development with particular focus on resulting tradeoffs and alternative land use compatibilities. In addition, I have worked with various regional economic and social models to assess the impacts of policy and economic change in rural areas.
My work deals with issues of resource-dependency and the unique planning needs of remote rural regions. Current areas of research include amenity-based rural development, land use compatibility & conflict, integrative tourism planning, and outdoor recreation. My extension programs address developmental issues associated with amenity migration, the compatibility of alternative natural resource uses, forestry and wood products, outdoor recreation planning, water economics, and tourism analysis. I teach a variety of graduate courses including methods of planning analysis, regional economic problem analysis, integrative tourism planning, and, upon occasion, our planning workshop.
I have a joint, integrated appointment as a State Extension Specialist with the University of Wisconsin – Cooperative Extension
providing technical assistance to an array of local clients throughout the Lake States. In particular, I work closely with the network of community resource development educators on the variety of issues listed above. In addition, I am an affiliate with the UW–Madison Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies.
Formally trained in agricultural economics (PhD), forest policy (MS),and resource management (BS), my analytical work focuses on the linkages between natural resources and rural economic development with a particular interest in the mechanisms behind income generation and distribution to rural households. In addition to planning, I interact professionally in related fields of regional science, resource economics, community development, natural resource management, and tourism/recreation/leisure science.
ACADEMIC PRESS BOOKS – EDITED AND AUTHORED:
Marcouiller, D.W., M.L.Lapping, O. Furuseth (eds.). 2011. Rural Housing, Exurbanization, and Amenity Driven Development: Contrasting the “Haves” and the “Have Nots”, Surry, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Green, G.P., S.C. Deller, and D.W. Marcouiller (eds.). 2005. Amenities and Rural Development: Theory, Methods, and Public Policy, New York: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Shaffer, R., S.C. Deller, and D.W. Marcouiller. 2004. Community Economics: Linking Theory and Practice. Ames, IA: Blackwell Publishing.
CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES (SELECTED):
Kim, H and DW Marcouiller. 2015. Urban vulnerability and resiliency to natural disasters: An integrative tourism planning perspective. In: Fillion, P, G Sands, and M Skidmore (eds.), Cities at Risk: Planning for and Recovering from Urban Disasters. Surry, UK: Ashgate Publishing. Chapter 9, pp. 159-188. View here.
Marcouiller, D.W. 2015. North American Tourism. In: Dissart, JC, J. Dehez, and JB Marsat. (eds.) Blending Perspectives on Tourism and Recreation. Surry, UK: Ashgate Publishing. Chapter 13: 209-224. Click here to order.
Kim, H. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2015. Urban vulnerability and resiliency to natural disasters: An integrative tourism planning perspective. In: Skidmore, M. and G. Sands (eds.), Planning for and Recovering from Urban Disasters. Surry, UK: Ashgate Publishing. Chapter 13: 209-224.
Marcouiller, D.W. and A. Hoogasian. 2014. The role of public outdoor recreation providers in supporting rural development. In: Payson, S. (ed.). Public Economics: The Government’s Role in American Economics. ABC-Clio Praeger Publishing. Chapter 3: pp. 61-88.
Marcouiller, D.W. 2013. The rural development attributes of tourism. In: Green, G.P. (ed.). Handbook of Rural Development. New York: Edward Elgar Publishing. Chapter 9: pp. 158-178.
Marcouiller, D.W. and D. Tremble. 2009. Mitigating environmental problems in exurban development: An overview of rural-specific planning devices. In Esparza, A. and G. McPherson (eds.), The Planner’s Guide to Natural Resource Conservation: The Science of Land Conversion Beyond the Metropolitan Fringe(pp. 235-253). New York: Springer Publishing.
Marcouiller, D.W. 2005. Economic values at the fringe: Land use and forestry in the wildland-urban interface. Chapter 4 (pp. 45-62) in Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management edited by Vince, S., M. Duryea, E. Macie, and L.A. Hermansen, New York, NY: CRC Press.
Leatherman, J.C. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2004. Regional economic modeling and the study of distributional issues. Chapter 7 (pp. 144-172) in Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policy edited by Reese, L. and D. Fasenfest, Detroit, MI: Wayne State Univ. Press.
Marcouiller, D.W. and G.P. Green. 2000. Outdoor recreation and community development: Perspectives from the social sciences. Chapter 2 (pp. 33-49) in National Parks and Rural Development edited by Machlis, G.E., D. Field, and W.H. Gardiner. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
JOURNAL ARTICLES (SELECTED):
Kim, H and DW Marcouiller. 2018. Mitigating flood risk & enhancing community resilience to natural disasters: Plan quality matters. Environmental Hazards 17, 5: 397-417. View article.
Kim H, DW Marcouiller, and K Woosnam. 2018. Rescaling social dynamics in climate change: The Page 6; DW Marcouiller, Full CV – November 2019 implications of cumulative exposure, climate justice, and community resilience. Geoforum 96: 129- 140. View article.
Kim, H and DW Marcouiller. 2019. Making sense of resilience planning: Building community capacity to address climate impacts and sustainable development. Climate and Development. View article.
Marcouiller, DW and KI Westeren. 2019. Cultural tourism and rural entrepreneurship: A case study of a Scandinavian literary festival. Regional Science Policy and Practice 11: 509–524. View article.
Marcouiller, DW 2017. Forest right of way. Forest Landowner 76, 5: 22-29. View article.
Kim, H, DW Marcouiller, and Y Choi. 2018. Urban redevelopment with justice implications: The role of social justice and social capital in residential relocation decisions. Urban Affairs Review. View article.
Kim, H. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2016. Natural disaster response, community resilience, and economic capacity: A case study from coastal Florida. Society and Natural Resources 29, 8: 981-997. View article.
Choi, Y., H. Kim, K.M. Woosnam, D.W. Marcouiller, and Hyeong Jun Kim. 2016. Urban resettlement in residential redevelopment projects: Considering desire to resettle and willingness to pay. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 31: 213-238. View article.
Kim, H. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2015. Considering disaster vulnerability and resiliency: The case of hurricane effects on tourism-based economies. Annals of Regional Science 54, 3: 945-971. View article.
Winkler, R., S.C. Deller, and D.W. Marcouiller. 2015. Recreational housing and community economic development: A triple bottom line approach. Growth and Change 46, 3: 481-500.
Kim, H., K.M. Woosnam, D.W. Marcouiller, K.D. Aleshinloye, and Y. Choi. 2015. Urban residential mobility preference: Considering the role of geography of opportunity and place attachment. Habitat International 49: 497-507. View article.
Kim, H., K. Woosnam, D.W. Marcouiller. 2015. Spatial and temporal contours in economic losses from natural disasters: A case study of Florida. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 19, 3: 457-464.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2013. In-migration to remote rural regions: The relative impacts of natural amenities and land developability. Landscape and Urban Planning 117: 22-31.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2013. Natural amenities and their effects on migration along the urban-rural continuum. Annals of Regional Science. 50, 3: 861-883. Online DOI10.1007/s00168-012-0524-2
Dissart, J.C. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2012. Rural tourism production and the experience-scape. Tourism Analysis 17, 691-704. View article here.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2012. Recreational homes and migration to remote amenity-rich areas. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. 42(1): 47-60. View online here.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2011. Isolating the effect of natural amenities on population change at the local level. Regional Studies 45(4): 491-505.
Marcouiller, D.W., J. Prey, and I. Scott. 2009. The regional supply of outdoor recreation resources: Demonstrating the use of location quotients as a management tool. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration. 27(4): 92-107. View article.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2009. Rethinking the effects of natural amenities on population growth: Part II. Canadian Journal of Regional Science 32(3): 349-360.
Chi, G. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2009. Rethinking the effects of natural amenities on population growth: Part I. Canadian Journal of Regional Science 32(3): 331-348.
Marcouiller, D.W., I. Scott and J. Prey. 2008. Outdoor recreation planning: A comprehensive approach to understanding use interaction. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 3 (90): 1-12. View article.
Marcouiller, D.W. and X. Xia. 2008. Distribution of income from tourism sensitive employment. Tourism Economics 14, 3: 545-565. View article.
Marcouiller, D.W. 2007. Rural tourism promotion as public policy: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy 37, 1: 28-31. View article.
Bowe, S.A. and D.W. Marcouiller. 2007. Alternative tourism-timber dependencies and the development of forested rural regions. Forest Policy and Economics 9: 653-670. View article.
Kim, K.K., D.W. Marcouiller, and S.C. Deller. 2005. Natural amenities and rural development: Understanding spatial and distributional attributes. Growth and Change 36(2): 273-297. View article.
Marcouiller, D.W., K.K. Kim, and S.C. Deller. 2004. Natural amenities, tourism, and income distribution. Annals of Tourism Research 31: 1032-1051. View article.
Bowe, S.A., D.W. Marcouiller, and M.D. LaBissoniere. 2004. Regional dependence and location of the wood products sector in the Northeastern United States: Unique attributes of an export-based industry. Wood and Fiber Science 36(2): 161-173. View article.
Marcouiller, D.W. 1998. Environmental resources as latent primary factors of production in tourism: The case of forest-based commercial recreation. Tourism Economics 4, 2: 131-145. View article.
Marcouiller, D.W. 1997. Toward integrative tourism planning in rural America. Journal of Planning Literature 11, 3: 337-357.
RECENT TECHNICAL REPORTS AND WORKING PAPERS (SELECTED):
Gateway Communities Series:
Prey, J., D.W. Marcouiller, and D. Kim. 2013. Economic impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Connections to Gateway Communities. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Report PR-487-2013. Madison, WI: WDNR Bureau of Parks and Recreation. For a summary and the separate High Cliff State Park analysis presented March 31, 2014, click here.
Marcouiller, D.W., W. Gartner, and A. Chraca. 2013. Recreational homes and planning in gateway communities: A literature review. Working Paper 13-2, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. View report here.
Carper, Cara, Jerry Guth, Ela Kakde, Dave Marcouiller, Paul Ohlrogge, and Leon Wolfe. 2012. Motorized outdoor recreation and tourism development within trailside communities: A case study of Cheese Country Trail users and economic impacts in Southwestern Wisconsin. Extension Report 12-01, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. View report here. And here are three factsheets about the project; one on user characteristics, one on economic impacts, and one on future directions.
Kazmierski, B, M. Kornmann, D. Marcouiller, and J. Prey. 2009. Trails and their gateway communities: A case study of recreational use compatibility and economic impacts. Cooperative Extension Monograph 3880, Board of Regents of the, University of Wisconsin System: Madison, Wisconsin. View report here.
Marcouiller, D.W., E.F. Olson, and J. Prey. 2002. State parks and their gateway communities: Development and recreation planning issues in Wisconsin. Cooperative Extension Monograph G3773, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI. 62 pages. View report here.
Technical Reports (selected):
Berard, D.S., S. Chapin, A. Hoogasian, T. Kane, D. Marcouiller and T. Wojciechowski. 2014. The Economic Impacts of Active Silent Sports Enthusiasts: A Case Study from Northern Wisconsin. Extension Report 14-1. Madison, WI: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin System – Madison. View reports here.
Hokans, R., J. Maloney, D. Marcouiller, J. Mich, and T. Wojciechowski. 2013. Community economic impacts of intepretive centers: A case study of the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Extension Report 13-03. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. View report here.
Hoogasian, Alan, Tedi Winnett, and David W. Marcouiller. 2013. A country music festival and its local community impacts: The case study of Country Thunder 2012 and Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Extension Report 13-01, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension. View report here.
Deller, SC, D.W. Marcouiller, and R. Winkler. 2012. Recreational housing and community economic development: A triple bottom line approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the North American Regional Science Association, Ottawa, Canada, November 7-10, 2012. View draft here.
Marcouiller, D.W. and K.I. Westeren. 2011. Extending experiencescapes as a production concept within the supply of tourism. Extension Report 11-02, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension.
Donaldson, J., B. Kazmierski, and D.W. Marcouiller. 2011. Local economic impacts of golfing: A case study of the Luck Golf Course in Polk County, Wisconsin. Extension Report 11-01, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension.
Clements, J. and D. Marcouiller. 2008. Regional economic impacts of the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Forestry and Mill Operations.Extension Report 08-02, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension.
Marcouiller, D.W., P. Schmalz, and W. Sierchula. 2007. Tournament Angling in Wisconsin: Estimating Economic Impacts for Host Communities. Extension Report 07-01, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension.
Hass, Ed, Neil Dixon, Bill Ryan, and Dave Marcouiller. 2006. A Proposed Bicycle and Horse Trail From Spring Valley to Elmwood, WI: The Extent and Impact of Visitor Expenditures. Extension Report 06-01, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension
Marcouiller, D.W. Ian Scott, and J. Prey. 2005. Addressing recreation conflict: Providing a conceptual basis for management. Working Paper 05-2 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. A fairly comprehensive literature review and annotated bibliography entitled “Compatibility and conflict as a basis for outdoor recreation planning” can be found here and another entitled “Compatibility as a conceptual basis for outdoor recreation planning” is here.
Marcouiller, D.W. and J. Prey. 2005. Providing opportunities for outdoor recreation: Standardizing county-level supply elements as a component of the 2005-2010 Wisconsin SCORP. Working Paper 05-1. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. The final SCORP report can be found here.
Marcouiller, D., E. Goodman, S. Fox, and D. Scheler. 2004. Travel and Tourism Employment in Wisconsin: Moving Beyond Aggregate Estimates and Conventional Wisdom. Staff Paper 04-2. Madison, WI: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. View Final Project Report here.
Marcouiller, D., S. Bowe, and J.C. Dissart. 2004. Forests and Rural Economic Development in the Northeastern United States. Staff Paper 04-1. Madison, WI: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin – Madison. View Final Project Report here.
Marcouiller, D.W., A. Anderson, and L. Hewitt. 2001. Outdoor recreation, community development, and change through time: a replicated study of canoeing and trout angling in southwestern Wisconsin. Staff Paper 00.2, Center for Community Economic Development, UW–Madison/-Extension, Madison, WI. 85 pages.
Marcouiller, D.W., S. Deller, J. Moskal, and S. Grabow. 1999. Assessing Potential Economic and Ecological Impacts of Removing the Indianford Dam. Staff Paper 99.3 – Center for Community Economic Development, University of Wisconsin – Extension, Madison, WI. View scanned report here.
EXTENSION RESOURCES: ECONOMIC VALUES AND LOCAL IMPACTS OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Factsheets for the General Public:
Economic Value of Water Series: One, Two, and Three.
Applied Research Case Studies:
Two reports on trout angling and canoeing on the Kickapoo … one a more recent replication of the earlier study.
Others are listed above under “Recent Technical Reports”
Since coming to Wisconsin, Prof. Marcouiller’s has been active in an array of applied research & outreach projects generating extra-mural funds totalling over $1.4 million (USD). A selected list includes:
2011-2016 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan; three of the six elements including (1) Outdoor Recreation and Public Health, (2) Evaluation of Urban Park and Greenway Open Spaces, and (3) Goals and Objectives in Outdoor Recreation Planning. Principal investigator with financial support from Federal LWC Fund administered by the WDNR, Bureau of Parks and Recreation.
Motorized Use Trails and Their Gateway Communities: A Case Study of the Cheese Country Trail. Collaborative applied research with Cara Carper, Ela Kadke, Paul Ohlrogge, Jerry Guth, Leon, and a host of local stakeholders.
Understanding Active Silent Sports Enthusiasts:A Case Study of Gateway Community Impacts from Northern Wisconsin. Collaborative applied research with Dave Berard, Scott Chapin, and Tim Kane.
2005-2010 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning (SCORP): Supply of recreational sites and natural amenities in Wisconsin ANDAssessing alternative capacity indices. Principal investigator with financial supprt from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. View current working paper here and a project update from October 2005 here.
Recreational Use Conflicts: Developing a Basis for Public Policy: A component of the 2005-2010 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning process. Extending the work from a 2004 Governor’s Conference on Forestry dealing with minimizing forest recreational use conflicts. View current working paper here and a project overview used in the delphi process here.
Estimating the local economic impacts of angling: Developing an understanding of the effects on business activity of a large-scale fishing event held on Lake Wissota in June of 2005. UWEX consulting with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A Clearinghouse of Applied Research Studies and Resources Pertaining to Tourism and Community Development. Coordinator of team funds from the CNRED Program Area of the University of Wisconsin – Cooperative Extension Service. Check out the updated version here that includes a added section on the recreational use conflict literature.
Labor use and wage characteristics in tourism. Principal investigator with financial support from a variety of sources. View final report here.
ATV use in Wisconsin – Assessing economic impacts. Co-principal investigator with financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. View the final ATV report here.
Socioeconomic impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Integrating outdoor recreation within a community development framework. Principal investigator with financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; 3/99 – 12/01.
The role of natural amenities in rural economic growth (co-PI with Steve Deller). USDA Forest Service for the period 7/1/00 – 12/31/01.
The economic value of preserving natural amenities in remote areas: Lake shore. USDA Hatch Funds; Co-principal investigator with B. Provencher; 10/99 – 9/02.
Outdoor recreation, community development, and change through time: A replicated study of canoeing and trout angling in Southwestern Wisconsin. Nuzem Funds base; Co-principal investigator with A. Anderson and L. Hewitt; 3/99 – 2/00
An economic evaluation of the Lake Koshkonong Indianford Dam situation. Joint funding provided by Rock and Jefferson Counties; 1/99 – 12/99.
A regional equilibrium approach to assessing forest land management policy. Federal McIntire-Stennis Program; Co-principal Investigator with J. Stier; 10/96 – 9/99.
Local Economic Impact Analysis of State Forest Properties for Resource Planning. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 3/98 – 9/98
Analysis of the 1996 Wisconsin Forest Use Survey Database for Recreation Planning. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 2/98 – 8/98.
Forest resources, outdoor recreation, and rural economies: identifying the tourism component. USDA Forest Service; Principal investigator; 1/97 – 3/98.
The economic value of water: an educational program designed to improve resource awareness. UWEX CNRED Programming Area; Co-principal investigator (lead) with S. Deller; 11/96 – 6/98.
Economic impact of forest use for recreation and timber. Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 7/95 – 6/96.
An environmental social accounting matrix for analyzing forest management policy. National Research Initiative, USDA; Co-principal investigator with S. Deller; 7/95 – 6/97.
Recreational housing in the Upper Great Lakes States. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA; Co-principal investigator (lead) with G. Green, S. Deller, N.R. Sumathi, and D. Erkkila; 8/94 – 9/95.
Methods of Planning Analysis (UW–Madison, PLA/SW 721); Fall 2017.
Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Planning (UW–Madison; URPL 945); last taught Spring 2017.
Regional Economic Problem Analysis (UW–Madison; URPL/Econ/PubAff 734); last taught Fall, 2011.
Planning Workshop (UW–Madison URPL 912); Fall, 2017.
Seminar in Rural Housing (UW–Madison; URPL 944); last taught Fall 1997.
Rural Development Planning (UW–Madison; URPL 945); last taught Spring 1998.
Land Economics (University of British Columbia; FRE/Econ 374); last taught Summer 2002.
Development Economics (University of British Columbia; FRE 340); last taught Spring 2002.
In my capacity as a State Extension Specialist, I teach adults in an array of venues throughout the State of Wisconsin. My clientele are highly varied; primarily they include county-based UW-Extension Educators, State and Local Government Officials, resource management professionals, private-sector entrepreneurs, and the general public. My primary outreach teaching and technical assistance are focused within the following three thematic areas:
Amenities and Rural Development Planning, current and ongoing programming area.
Integrative Tourism & Recreation Planning, current and ongoing programming area
Natural Resource Economics and Policy Analysis, current and ongoing programming area.
In addition, I participate in global outreach opportunities that have taken me across the United States, Canada, Australia, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, the Philippines, and China (Both PRC and ROC – Taiwan).
Relevant to the three Outreach Teaching programs listed above, here are some specific resources that relate to a current initiative to better address the contemporary issue-set involved with the Economic Values and Local Impacts of Natural Resources:
Factsheets for the General Public:
Economic Value of Water Series: One, Two, and Three.
Applied Research Case Studies:
Others are listed on my Publications page under “Recent Technical Reports”
Socio-demographic and economic data at various geographic scales
Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Accounts
Census data: Census, USA Counties
County and City Data Book
Data on labor at various geographic scales …
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Regional economics text resources:
Web Book of Regional Science
Regional Science Resources:
Mid-continent Regional Science Association