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Pike Stahlmann-Brown

Principal Scientist, Economics
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Research interests

Philip "Pike" Stahlmann-Brown is Principal Economist at Landcare Research. He is an expert in innovative survey design, enumeration, and inferential analysis using econometric methods. Topics of interest include economic behaviour, land-use change, valuation of natural resources, economic growth, identification in complex statistical relationships, and evaluative methods.

His research has focused on East and Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the South Pacific in addition to New Zealand. He has published in the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Development Economics, Ecological Economics, the Journal of Environmental Management, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and other leading international journals.

He is a member of the Senior Leadership group for the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. He also directs the Survey of Rural Decision Makers and the New Zealand Colony Loss Survey. 


PhD Economics

MA Economics


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. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000539962700006

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

Brown P, Newstrom-Lloyd LE, Foster BJ, Badger PH, McLean JA 2018. Winter 2016 honey bee colony losses in New Zealand. Journal of Apicultural Research 57(2): 278–291.

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

Brown P, Daigneault AJ, Tjernström E, Zou W 2018. Natural disasters, social protection, and risk perceptions. World Development 104: 310–325.

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.

Cradock-Henry NA, Greenhalgh S, Brown P, Sinner J 2017. Factors influencing successful collaboration for freshwater management in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Ecology and Society 22(2): 14.

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.

Brown P, Wright W, Fernandez M, Dawson J, Roper S, Robertson T 2016. Survey of Rural Decision Makers: understanding decision makers in primary industry. Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua Policy Brief no. 17, Landcare Research.

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

Brown P, Hart G, Small B, Montes de Oca Munguia O 2016. Agents for diffusion of agricultural innovations for environmental outcomes. Land Use Policy 55: 318–326.

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.

Daigneault A, Brown P, Gawith D 2016. Dredging versus hedging: comparing hard infrastructure to ecosystem-based adaptation to flooding. Ecological Economics 122: 25–35.

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.

Russell JC, Innes JG, Brown PH, Byrom AE 2015. Predator-free New Zealand: conservation country. BioScience 65(5): 520–525.

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, Gawith D, Aalbersberg W, Comley J, Fong P, Morgan F 2014. Evaluating ecosystem-based adaptation for disaster risk reduction in Fiji. Landcare Research. 161 p.

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, Mortimer C 2014. Econometric analysis of landscape preferences in Canterbury, New Zealand. Economics Research International 2014: 259471.

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.

Brown P, Small B, Morgan F, Lynch C, Burton R, Montes de Oca Munguia O, Brown M 2013. Survey of rural decision makers in Canterbury, Southland and Waikato: report prepared for Ministry for the Environment. RE500/2013/062. 157 p.

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.

Knowles S, Stahlmann-Brown P Cash is not king in incentivizing online surveys. Applied Economics Letters. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000516435500001

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