Kuusela, Olli-Pekka

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

313 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-0454
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2013
M.A., Virginia Tech, 2010
B.S., University of Helsinki, 2008
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Policy Analysis and Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Environmental Economics
  • Forest Economics
  • Natural Resources
Forest economics, environmental and natural resource economics, policy design, sustainable development


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
  • FOR330
    Forest Resource Economics I
  • FOR431/599
    Economics and Policy of Forest Wildland Fire
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  • FOR534
    Economics of the Forest Resource
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Selected Publications: 
  1. Kuusela, O.-P. and J. Lintunen. “Financial Valuation and the Optimal Rotation of a Fully Regulated Forest.” To appear in Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
  2. Kuusela, O.-P., Bowman, M. S., Amacher, G. S., Howarth, R. B., and N. T. Laporte. “Does infrastructure and resource access matter for technical efficiency? An empirical analysis of fishing and fuelwood collection in Mozambique.” To appear in Environment, Development and Sustainability.
  3. Rossi, D., and O.-P. Kuusela. “Cost plus net value change (C+NVC) revisited: A sequential formulation of the wildfire economics model.” To appear in Forest Science.
  4. Lintunen, J., and O.-P. Kuusela. 2018. "Business cycles and emission trading with banking." European Economic Review 101:397-417.
  5. Kuusela, O.-P., Amacher, G.S., and K. Moeltner. 2017. "Enforcing the rules in timber concessions: Performance bonding in the presence of corruption risk." Forest Policy and Economics 85:52-64.
  6. Kuusela, O.-P., and G.S. Amacher. 2016. "A review of performance bonding in forest policy settings." Current Forestry Reports 2 (3):189-200.
  7. Kuusela, O.-P., and G.S. Amacher. 2016. "Changing political regimes and tropical deforestation." Environmental and Resource Economics 64 (3):445-463.