Iowa State Economics Professor Presented Endowed Professorship

Weninger portrait
Quinn Weninger

AMES, Iowa —An Iowa State University professor of economics has been named the inaugural recipient of the John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics.

Quinn Weninger was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony April 22 by Jonathan Wickert, Iowa State’s senior vice president and provost, and Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The John F. Timmons Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics supports faculty who have a demonstrated record of achievement as a researcher and educator in environmental and resource economics.

The professorship is named for John Timmons, a former Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture at Iowa State in the economics department, who has been called one of the pioneering environmental economists and an internationally known expert in the field.

Timmons’ served on the Iowa State faculty from 1947 to 1983, educating more than 100 graduate students during his career. After his death in 1999, the endowed professorship was established by his wife, Dorothy, his children, colleagues, friends and former graduate students to honor his professional accomplishments.

Weninger joined Iowa State’s economic faculty in 2000, after four years on the economics faculty at Utah State University. His research seeks to improve the management of natural resource-based industries and in particular, the economic implications of property rights-based management programs, such as individual transferable quotas in marine fisheries. His recent research seeks to improve fisheries’ management of unintended harvest of nontarget fish species and mammals, and also the study of ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.

He serves on the editorial council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and is an associate editor of the journal, Marine Resource Economics.

Weninger earned a bachelor’s degree in forest science from the University of Alberta in 1989 and a doctorate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland in 1995.