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Pike Stahlmann-Brown

Principal Scientist, Economics
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Philip ("Pike") Stahlmann-Brown is Principal Economist and Research Priority Area Leader at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. He is an applied micro-econometrician with expertise in innovative survey design, enumeration, and analysis. Topics of interest include economic behaviour; complex decision making; market and non-market valuation of natural resources; land use and land-use change; climate adaptation; apiculture; risk, values, and preferences; and evaluative methods including cost-benefit analysis. Pike has developed and led innovative trainings on economic valuation of invasive alien species, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific.

He has published extensively in leading journals in economics, particularly in the fields of environmental economics and development economics. His research has also made an impact in highly regarded interdisciplinary journals. His published work has been cited more than 3000 times.

Pike directs the Survey of Rural Decision Makers (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021-); the New Zealand (Bee) Colony Loss Survey (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-); and the Public Perceptions of New Zealand’s Environment survey (2022-). He also leads the Environmental Stewardship and Kaitiakitanga strategic outcome for the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge and sits on the Science and Research focus group of Apiculture New Zealand.

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PhD Economics

MA Economics


Knook J, Dorner Z, Stahlmann-Brown P 2022. Priming for individual energy efficiency action crowds out support for national climate change policy. Ecological Economics 191: 107239. WOS:000704805400018.

Yletyinen J, Perry GLW, Stahlmann-Brown P, Pech R, Tylianakis JM 2021. Multiple social network influences can generate unexpected environmental outcomes. Scientific Reports 11(1). WOS:000656464900001.

Mason NWH, Burge O, Price R, Sprague R, Dymond J, Watt M, Roberts T, Paul T, Richardson B, Rolando C, Wyse S, Hulme PE, Stahlmann-Brown P, Awatere S, Peltzer DA 2021. Integrating across knowledge systems to drive action on chronic biological invasions. Biological Invasions 23(2): 407-432. WOS:000583401100002.

Knowles S, Stahlmann-Brown P 2020. Cash is not king in incentivizing online surveys. Applied Economics Letters 25 Feb 2020.

Grimson D, Knowles S, Stahlmann-Brown P 2020. How close to home does charity begin? Applied Economics 52(34): 3700-3708. WOS:000512287000001.

Tadaki M, Sinner J, Stahlmann-Brown P, Greenhalgh S 2020. Does Collaborative Governance Increase Public Confidence in Water Management? Survey Evidence from Aotearoa New Zealand. Water Alternatives-an Interdisciplinary Journal on Water Politics and Development 13(2): 302-323. WOS:000539962700006.

Grimson D, Knowles S, Stahlmann-Brown P 2020. How close to home does charity begin? Applied Economics 52(34): 3700-3708. WOS:000512287000001.

Wright W, Brown P 2018. Succession and investment in New Zealand farming. New Zealand Economic Papers [early view online].

Yletyinen J, Tylianakis J, Brown P, Pech R 2017. Planning for tipping points and enhancing resilience in production landscapes. Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua Policy Brief no. 18, Landcare Research.

Brown P, Roper S 2017. Innovation and networks in New Zealand farming. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 61(3): 422–442.

Brown P 2017. New Zealand Colony Loss Survey report - 2016. MPI Technical Paper No: 2017/16. Ministry for Primary Industries. 69 p.

Greenhalgh S, Samarasinghe O, Curran-Cournane F, Wright W, Brown P 2017. Using ecosystem services to underpin cost–benefit analysis: is it a way to protect finite soil resources? Ecosystem Services 27(Part A): 1–14.

Sinner J, Brown P, Newton M 2016. Community perceptions of collaborative processes for managing freshwater resources. Ecology and Society 21(4): 5.

Brown P, Newstrom-Lloyd L 2016. Report on the 2015 New Zealand Colony Loss and Survival Survey. MPI Technical Paper No: 2016/07. Ministry for Primary Industries. 114 p.

Gawith D, Daigneault A, Brown P 2016. Does community resilience mitigate loss and damage from climate-related disasters? Evidence based on survey data. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59(12): 2102–2123.

Small B, Brown P, Montes de Oca Munguia O 2016. Values, trust, and management in New Zealand agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 14(3): 282–306.

Brown P, Daigneault A 2015. Managing the invasive small Indian mongoose in Fiji. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 44(3): 275–290.

Morgan FJ, Brown P, Daigneault AJ 2015. Simulation vs. definition: differing approaches to setting probabilities for agent behaviour. Land 4(4): 914–937.

Brown P, Daigneault A 2014. Cost-benefit analysis of managing the Papuana uninodis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) taro beetle in Fiji. Journal of Economic Entomology 107(5): 1866–1877.

Brown P, Daigneault A, Greenhalgh S 2014. Economic instruments for management of mongooses in Fiji. Kararehe Kino - Vertebrate Pest Research 24: 20–21.

Brown P, Daigneault A 2014. Cost–benefit analysis of managing the invasive African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata) in the Pacific. Environmental Science & Policy 39: 65–76.

Daigneault A, Brown P 2013. Invasive species management in the Pacific using survey data and benefit-cost analysis. Proceedings: 57th Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Sydney, 5-8 February, 2013. Pp. 27.

Daigneault A, Brown P, Greenhalgh S, Boudjelas S, Mather J, Nagle W, Aalbersberg B 2013. Valuing the impact of selected invasive species in the Polynesia-Micronesia hotspot. Landcare Research contract report ; LC1227. Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. 239 p.

Yletyinen J, Perry GLW, Burge OR, Mason NWH, Stahlmann-Brown P 2021. Invasion landscapes as social-ecological systems: Role of social factors in invasive plant species control. People and Nature 3(4): 795-810. WOS:000655210400001. Show more