Julie Mueller

Associate Professor of Economics

Julie Mueller

Fulbright scholar for Fall 2012
At NAU since 2008

(928) 523-6612
Office Number: 425


Dr. Mueller is also a faculty member in NAU's School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University (2007)
M.S. Economics, University of Oregon (2003)
B.A. Economics, Highest Honors and Distinction, University of North Carolina (2002)

Courses Usually Taught


Introduction to Econometrics

Introduction to Economics


Applied Environmental Economics

Introduction to Economic Analysis

Consumers, Markets, and Organizations

Employment History

Associate Professor, The W.A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2014-present

Assistant Professor, The W.A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2008-2014

Assistant Professor, Galen University, Belize, Central America, 2007-2008

Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, 2004-2006

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon, 2003-2004

Area(s) of Emphasis

Environmental Economics


Research Work

Applied Non-market Valuation using stated and revealed preference methods 

Spatial Econometrics

Bayesian Econometrics

Professional Recognition

Marley Professor of Business Excellence, 2016-2019, Northern Arizona University

Editorial Board Member, Landscape and Urban Planning, 2017-present. 

Association President, W3133 Benefits and Costs of Natural Resources Policies Affecting Ecosystem Services on Private and Public Lands, 2016-17

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Scholar Award, 2016, Northern Arizona University Chapter

US Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, August-December 2012, Goa, India



Mueller, Julie M., Springer Abraham E. and Lima, Ryan, E., “Willingness to pay for forest restoration as a function of viewshed and proximity.” (2018) Landscape and Urban Planning 175:23-33.

Mueller, Julie M., Lima, Ryan, E., and Springer Abraham E. (2017) “Can Environmental Attributes Influence Protected Area Designation? A Case Study Valuing Preferences for Springs in Grand Canyon National Park.” Land Use Policy 60:196-205.

Hansen, Winslow D., Mueller, Julie M., and Naughton, Helen T. (2014) “Wildfire in Hedonic Property Models.” Western Economics Forum 13(1):23-35.

Mueller, Julie M., and Loomis, John B. (2014) “Does the Estimated Impact of Wildfires Vary with the Housing Price Distribution? A Quantile Regression Approach ” Land Use Policy 41: 121-127.

Mueller, Julie M. (2014) “Estimating Willingness to Pay for Watershed Restoration in Flagstaff, Arizona Using Dichotomous-Choice Contingent Valuation.” Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research 87(2):327-333.

Mueller, Julie M., Swaffar, Wes, Nielsen, Erik, and Masek-Lopez, Sharon, and Springer, Abraham. (2013) “Estimating Values of Increased Watershed Services from Forest Restoration.” Water Resources Research 49(4):1773-1781.

Mueller, Julie M. (2013) “Estimating Arizona Residents’ Willingness to Pay for Solar Energy Using Contingent Valuation.” Energy Policy 53:462-476.

Loomis, John B., and Mueller, Julie M. (2013) “A Spatial Probit Modeling Approach to Account for Spatial Spillover Effects in Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Surveys.”  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 45 (1):53–63.

Mueller, Julie M., and Loomis, John B. (2012) “Bayesians in Space: Using Bayesian Estimation Techniques to Inform Choice of Spatial Weights Matrix in Hedonic Property Analyses.”  Review of Regional Studies 40(3):245-255.

Mueller, Julie M., Loomis, John. B, and González-Cabán, Armando. (2009) “Do Repeated Wildfires Change Homebuyers’ Demand for Homes in High-Risk Areas? A Hedonic Analysis of the Short and Long-Term Effects of Repeated Wildfires on House Prices in Southern California.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 38 (2):155-17.

Mueller, Julie M., Loomis, John B. (2008) “Spatial Dependence in Hedonic Property Models: Do Different Corrections for Spatial Dependence Result in Economically Significant Differences in Estimated Implicit Prices?” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33(2):212-231.

Works in Progress 

Mueller, Julie M., Lima, Ryan E.,  Springer, Abraham E. and Schiefer, Erik. “From wildfire to flood: A matching approach to valuation of post-wildfire flooding.” Under revision. 

Berenter, Jared and Mueller, Julie M. “Data-Driven Decision-Making for Natural Disaster Management: A Choice Experiment of Forest Fire Prevention in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve.”

Mueller, Julie M., Soder, Adrienne B., and Springer, Abe E. “Valuing attributes of restoration in a semi-arid watershed.”

Fitch, Ryan A., Mueller, Julie M. “Estimating Demand for Native American Cultural Activities: A Choice Experiment Approach.”

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