Patrick Fleming is an agricultural and environmental economist with research focused on clean water, agricultural sustainability, and the evaluation of public policy to achieve improved water quality goals. His published work includes the integration of economic models of agricultural conservation behavior with their associated water quality effects. Dr. Fleming teaches courses on environmental and natural resource economics, ecological economics, statistics, and public policy in relation to sustainability, poverty and human capability.
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Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2016
M.S., University of Maryland, 2013
M.T.S., Pontifical John Paul II Institute, 2009
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2004
Fleming, P., Lichtenberg, E., and Newburn, D., 2018. Evaluating impacts of agricultural cost sharing on water quality: Additionality, crowding in, and slippage. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92:1-19.
Fleming, P., 2017. Agricultural cost sharing and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay: Estimating indirect effects of environmental payments. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(5): 1208-1227.
Fleming, P., 2017. The economy of a small farm: Forming a productive household in an age of specialization. Communio: International Catholic Review, 44(3).
Fleming, P., 2015. Economics, ecology, and our common home: The limits of a preference-based approach to human behavior.Communio: International Catholic Review, 42(4).
"Water Quality Trading in the Presence of Existing Cost Share Programs", presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2018.
"Water Quality Trading in the Presence of Existing Cost Share Programs", presented at the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 2018.
“Targeting Agricultural Cost Share Payments for Nutrient Abatement in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, presented at the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2017.
“Targeting Agricultural Cost Share Payments for Nutrient Abatement in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”, presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2017.
“Evaluating Impacts of Agricultural Cost Sharing on Water Quality: Additionality, Crowding In, and Slippage”, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, December 2016.
“Agricultural nonpoint source pollution: Incorporating behavioral response in cost sharing policy simulations”, presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference, Breckenridge, CO, June 2016.
“Farming and the Family”, presented as part of a panel discussion at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, February 2016.
“Agricultural cost sharing and conservation practices for nutrient reduction in the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, July 2015.
“Agricultural cost sharing and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay: Estimating substitution effects among conservation practices,” presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference, San Diego, June 2015.
“Agricultural BMPs and cost sharing”, presented at the 2014 Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Annapolis, December 2014.
ECO/PUB 374 - Ecological Economics
ECO/PUB 276 - Public Policy, Poverty, and Human Capability
ECO/ENE 240 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ECO 210 - Economic Statistics
ECO 100 - Introduction to Economic Principles
Yunhong (Mabel) Li '19, Esther White '17, Lea Senft '17 - Environmental Externalities of F&M Campus Dining Decisions
Sally Rodenberger '18 - Urban Stormwater Management, Flood Control, and Water Quality
Michael Morette '19 - Agricultural Conservation among Amish Farmers, Social Norms, and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
Jacob Goodkin '19, Fangzhou (Vicky) Wei '20 - Nonmarket valuation of the benefits of wetland restoration at Big Spring Run