Martin D. Heintzelman, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Clarkson University School of Business since 2006 and serves as the Fredric C. Menz Scholar of Environmental Economics. Heintzelman received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2006 after completing his M.A. in 2003, also in Economics. He earned an M.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Behavior in 2010, also from the U. of M. Heintzelman graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University in 1998 with a B.S. degree in Economics.
Heintzelman focuses his research efforts primarily on the valuation of environmental and other amenities/disamenities, most frequently applying models for hedonic analysis. His work in this area has investigated the impacts on property values of open space preservation, land use policy, wind turbines, and historic preservation. Recent research extends this methodology to focus on the Adirondack Park and specifically the impacts of lake water quality, land-use regulation, and ecological integrity. Ongoing research extends this methodology to understand the interaction of wetlands, flood risk, and flooding events in the Hudson Valley, as well as to local hydrolic fracturing (fracking) regulations in New York State. He has also published research on common property natural resources, electricity deregulation, and the valuation of mortality risk by individuals.