Julie Mueller

Associate Professor of Economics

Julie Mueller

Fulbright scholar for Fall 2012
At NAU since 2008

(928) 523-6612
Office Number: 425


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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

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 focusing on wildfires and forested watershed restoration using stated and revealed preference methods 

Spatial Econometrics

Bayesian Econometrics

Professional Organizations

Member, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2004-present
Member, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2004-present
Member, Regional Science Association International, 2008-present


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.


Mueller, Julie M. “Investigating the Spatial Aspects of Willingness to Pay for Forested Watershed Restoration: An Application Using Bayesian Estimation of a Spatial Probit.” W.A. Franke College of Business Working Paper

Mueller, Julie M., Lima, Ryan, and Springer, Abe. “Using Hedonic Property Models to Estimate the Impacts of Wildfires and Post-Fire Flooding in Flagstaff, Arizona.” Working paper.

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