Joshua Duke

Professor, Department of Applied Economics & Statistics

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 205 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19717
Phone: 302-831-1309




  • Land Use, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Law and Economics, Property Rights

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Current Sponsored Research:


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998
  • M.S., University of Rochester, 1994
  • B.A., University of Vermont, 1992 


  • Messer, Kent D., Joshua M. Duke, and Lori Lynch. Forthcoming. Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu, editors.
  • Duke, Joshua M. Forthcoming—proof available. Property rights and the environment. In Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment, ed. Jason Shogren.
  • Arnold, Michael, Joshua M. Duke, and Kent Messer. 2013. Adverse selection in reverse auctions for ecosystem services. Forthcoming at Land Economics
  • Suter, Jordan F., Joshua M. Duke, Kent D. Messer, and Holly A. Michael. 2012. Behavior in a spatially-explicit groundwater resource: Evidence from the lab. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(5):1094-1112.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Allison M. Borchers, Robert J. Johnston, and Sarah Absetz. 2012. Sustainable agricultural management contracts: Using choice experiments to estimate the benefits of land preservation and conservation practices. Ecological Economics 74:95-103.
  • Borchers, Allison M. and Joshua M. Duke. 2012. Capitalization and proximity to agricultural and natural lands: Evidence from Delaware. Journal of Environmental Management 99:110-117.


  • APEC/ECON343 Environmental Economics
  • APEC/LEST450 Environmental Law 

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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