Ph.D., Natural Resource Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1979
B.A., Environment and Public Policy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1978
University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, summer training program in survey research
American Economics Association
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Best Paper Award from the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1989
Ayers Brinser Award, University of Michigan, 1983
Election to Xi Sigma Pi, 1983
Resources for the Future Dissertation Fellowship, 1982
Horace H. Rackham Fellowship from the University of Michigan, 1979
Theodore D. Tomasi, Ph.D. Managing Principal (856) 399-7725 moorestown, NJ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ted Tomasi has more than 30 years of experience as a natural resource economist, specializing in the valuation of natural resources and environmental changes, risk management in the context of use decisions regarding resource use, and benefit–cost analysis. Before beginning his consulting career, he served on the faculties of the University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University, where he taught and conducted research on environmental policy analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, and methods for valuing ecosystem services. For the past 20 years, Dr. Tomasi has been a consultant to large private companies on environmental decision-making, including issues related to net environmental benefits of remedial decisions, the value of information in managing risks, and liability management in environmental damage cases. He has provided litigation support and expert testimony on natural resource values in numerous such matters, large and small. Among Dr. Tomasi’s other projects are climate change and carbon sequestration evaluations, sustainability in agriculture and non-point pollution control, valuing the conservation of land, and evaluating restoration and mitigation/offset programs.
Dr. Tomasi served as an advisor and economic expert for NOAA’s Damage Assessment Center and sat on expert review panels for the Type-A natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) model for both the Great Lakes and the coastal and marine environments. He has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a sought-after speaker in the area of environmental damage claims.
Marine Resource Economics: Ted Tomasi Coauthors Paper That Advances Methods for Valuing Recreation
Press ReleaseJanuary 26 2022
Considering Environmental Justice in Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Injury to Ecological Resources
White PaperDecember 15 2021
Considering Environmental Justice in Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Injury to Recreation Resources
White PaperDecember 15 2021
Environmental Justice and NRDA: Two Papers by Dr. Ted Tomasi Break New Ground
Press ReleaseDecember 20 2021
Using U.S. Natural Resource Damage Assessment to Understand the Environmental Consequences of the War in Ukraine
PublicationJanuary 26 2023
- NRDA For Contaminated Sites
- NRDA For Groundwater
- NRDA For Oil Spills
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment
- Climate Change
- Risk Assessment
- Environmental Decision-Making
- Land Valuation
- Environmental Economics
- Expert Testimony
NRDA For Contaminated Sites
NRDA For Groundwater
NRDA For Oil Spills
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
- Rebuttal to the calculation of supposed Economic damages due to Ecosystem losses by Mr. Richard Cabera Vega September 8, 2008.
- Rebuttal to “Evaluation of Natural Resource Service Losses related to Oil Field Development in the concession” by Dr. Lawrence W. Barnthouse.
Stahl, R.G., J. Martin, T. Tomasi, and B.J. Goldsmith. 2023. If coordination of remediation and restoration under CERCLA is such a good idea, why is it not practiced more widely? Journal of Environmental Management 340:117964.
MacNair, D., G. Parsons, T. Tomasi, and H. Byrd. 2022. Trip equivalency for economic valuation in recreation demand models: Implications for compensatory restoration and benefits transfer. Marine Resource Economics 37(1):91–107.
Byrd, H., and T. Tomasi. 2021. Outdoor recreation damages from oil spills: Why current assessments are typically wrong and what can be done to fix them. In: Proc. of International Oil Spill Conference 2021(1):689229.
Wakefield, J., T. Tomasi, A. Morrow, C. Pfeifer, and H. Byrd. 2021. Habitat and resource equivalency analysis: 30 years of lessons learned and a look to the future. In: Proc. of International Oil Spill Conference 2021(1):800004.
MacNair, D., T. Tomasi, G. Parsons, and H. Byrd. 2019. Trip equivalency analysis. In: Natural Resource Damages: A Definitive Guide to Litigation and Resolving NRD Claims. B. Israel (ed). American Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Chicago, IL.
Myers, K., D. McNair, T. Tomasi and J. Schneider. 2017. Assessing the validity of stated preference data using follow-up questions. In: Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique. D. McFadden and K. Train (eds). Edward Elgar Publishers, Northampton, MA.
Adamowicz, W., D. Chapman, G. Mancini, W. Munns, A. Stirling and T. Tomasi. 2008. Valuation methods. In: Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making. R. Stahl, L. Kapustka, W. Munns, and R. Bruins (eds). SETAC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Wakefield, J.R., T. Tomasi, R. Greer, and H. Byrd. 2003. Scaling primary and compensatory restoration of endangered species. pp. 209–214. In: Proc. of International Oil Spill Conference, Vol. 2003, No. 1.
Wakefield, J.R., T. Tomasi, H. Byrd, and R. Greer. 2003. A simulation model to predict spill-induced bird mortality using beached carcass data. pp. 205–208. In: Proc. of International Oil Spill Conference, Vol. 2003, No. 1.
Penn, A., and T. Tomasi. 2002. Calculating resource restoration for an oil discharge in Lake Barre, Louisiana. Environ. Manag. 29:691-702.
Parsons, G., M. Massey, and T. Tomasi. 1999. Familiar and favorite sites in a random utility model of beach recreation. Mar. Resour. Econ. 14(4):299-315.
Parsons, G., P. Jakus, and T. Tomasi. 1999. A comparison of welfare estimates from four models for linking seasonal recreational trips to multinomial logit models of site choice. J. Environ. Econ. Manag. 38(2):143-157.
Smith, R., and T. Tomasi. 1999. Multiple agents and agricultural non-point source water pollution control policies. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 28(1):37-43.
Chen, K., T. Tomasi, and T. Roe. 1998. Political economy and pollution regulation: Instrument choice in a lobbying economy. In: Designing Institutions for Environmental and Resource Management. M. Kilgour and E. Loehman (eds). Edward Elgar Publishers, Northampton, MA.
Jones, C., T. Tomasi, and S. Fluke. 1996. Public and private claims in natural resource damage assessments. Harvard Environ. Law 20(1):111-164.
Boxall, P., W. Adamowicz, and T. Tomasi. 1996. A nonparametric test of the traditional travel cost model. Can. J. Agri. Econ. 44(2):183-193.
Tomasi, T. 1995. Quasi-option value. In: Handbook of Environmental Economics. D. Bromley (ed). Basil-Blackwell, Cambridge, UK.
Smith, R., and T. Tomasi. 1995. Transaction costs and agricultural nonpoint-source water pollution control policies. J. Agri. Resour. Econ. 20(2):277-290.
Feather, P., D. Hellerstein, and T. Tomasi. 1995. A discrete-count model of recreation demand. J. Environ. Econ. Manag. 29(2):214-227.
Dosi, C., and T. Tomasi (eds). 1994. Nonpoint Source Pollution Regulation: Issues and Analysis. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA.
Tomasi, T., K. Segerson, and J. Braden. 1994. Issues in the Design of Incentive Schemes for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control. In: Nonpoint Source Pollution Regulation: Issues and Analysis. C. Dosi and T. Graham-Tomasi (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA.
Lupi, F., H. Chen, T. Tomasi, and J. Hoehn. 1994. Site-specific qualitative variables in random utility travel cost models. Am. J. Agr. Econ. 76:1249-1250.
Adamowicz, W., J. Fletcher, and T. Tomasi. 1994. Functional form and the statistical properties of welfare measures: Reply. Am. J. Agr. Econ. 76(4):958-59.
Tsur, Y., and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1992. Buffer values of groundwater with stochastic surface water supply. J. Environ. Econ. Manag. 21(3):201-224.
Graham-Tomasi, T. 1991. Sustainability: Concepts and implications for agricultural research policy. In: Agricultural Research Policy: International Quantitative Perspectives. P.G. Pardey, J. Roseboom, and J.R. Anderson (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Coggins, J., T. Graham-Tomasi, and T. Roe. 1991. Existence of equilibrium in lobbying economies. Int. Econ. Rev. 32(3):533-550.
Adamowicz, W., and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1991. Revealed preference tests of techniques for nonmarket goods valuation. J. Environ. Econ. Manag. 20(1):29-45.
Graham-Tomasi, T. and R. Myers. 1990. Supply-side option value: Further discussion. Land Econ. 66(4):205-207.
Graham-Tomasi, T., W. Adamowicz, and J. Fletcher. 1990. Errors of truncation in approximations to expected consumer surplus. Land Econ. 66(1):50-55.
Fletcher, J., W. Adamowicz, and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1990. The travel cost model of recreation demand: Theoretical and empirical issues. Leisure Sci. 12(1):119-147. (Senior authorship unassigned)
Adamowicz, W., T. Graham-Tomasi, and J. Fletcher. 1989. Inequality-constrained estimation of consumer surplus. Can. J. Agri. Econ. 37(3):407-420. (Senior authorship unassigned)
Adamowicz, W., J. Fletcher, and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1989. Functional form and the statistical properties of welfare measures. Am. J. Agr. Econ. 71(2):414-21. (Senior authorship unassigned)
Graham-Tomasi, T. 1988. A theoretical and empirical approach to the value of information in risky markets: A comment. Rev. Econ. Stat. 70(3):543-545.
Ramirez, J., W. Adamowicz, K.W. Easter, and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1988. An ex-post analysis of flood-control: Benefit-cost analysis and the value of information. Water Resour. Res. 24(8):1397-1405.
Roe, T., and T. Graham-Tomasi. 1986. Yield risk in a dynamic model of the agricultural household. In: Agricultural Household Models: Issues, Analysis and Policy. I. Singh, et al. (eds). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. (Refereed research monograph)
Graham-Tomasi, T., C.F. Runge, and W. Hyde. 1986. Foresight and expectations in models of natural resource markets. Land Econ. 62(3):234-249.
Graham-Tomasi, T. 1984. The value of information in risky markets: Discussion. Am. J. Agr. Econ. 66(5):724-725.
University of Michigan: Natural Resource Economics, Forest Management, and Forest Economics (graduate and undergraduate levels).
University of Minnesota: Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, and Land and Institutional Economics (Ph.D. level); Natural Resource Economics (M.A. level); and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (undergraduate level).
Michigan State University: Dynamic Economic Models, Natural Resource Economics, and Applied Welfare Economics (Ph.D. level).
University of Delaware: Environmental Economics and Microeconomic Theory (undergraduate level).