Kuusela, Olli-Pekka

Assistant Professor

Office Location: 
Snell 313
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 

Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2013
M.A., Virginia Tech, 2010
B.S., University of Helsinki, 2008

Graduate Students: David Rossi (PhD, Applied Economics), co-advisor to Sonia Bruck (PhD, Forest Ecosystems and Society) 

Areas of Interest: 

Forest economics, environmental and natural resource economics, permit markets, forest policy instruments, economics of common property resources 


FOR330 Forest Resource Economics I
FOR431 Economics and Policy of Forest Wildland Fire

Prospective Students:

If the economic analysis of natural resources policy and management is something that gets you excited, and you think that you have the skills that it takes, I am very much interested in hearing from you.

Recent Publications: 

Kuusela, O.-P., Amacher, G.S. 2015. Changing Political Regimes and Tropical Deforestation. Environmental and Resource Economics, in press.

Lintunen, J., Kuusela, O.-P. 2015. Optimal Management of Markets for Bankable Emissions Permits. Nota di Lavoro 48.2015, Milan, Italy: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

Kuusela, O.-P., Amacher, G.S., Tsang K.P. 2013. Intensity-Based Permit Quotas and the Business Cycle: Does Flexibility Pay Off? IDB Working Paper Series, No. 450.

Manuscripts under Review:

Kuusela, O.-P., Uusivuori, J. In Search of a Double Dividend: Poverty Alleviation in Forest Dependent Communities Using Payments for Environmental Services.

Kuusela O.-P., Amacher, G.S., Moeltner, K. Performance Bonds in Timber Concessions.

Kuusela, O.-P., Amacher, G.S., Howarth, R., Bowman, M.S., Laporte, N. Buffering Stochastic and Efficiency Shocks: The Importance of Natural Resources to Rural Subsistence Household in Sofala Mozambique.

Research in Progress:

Laiho, T.S., Kuusela, O.-P. Investments in Information in Common Pool Resource Problems.