Frank Lupi

Frank Lupi

Professor of environmental and natural resources economics and fisheries and wildlife

Office Phone: 517-432-3883



Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997
M.S., University of Illinois, 1988 
B.S., University of Illinois, 1986


Frank has a joint appointment in the Agricultural Economics and Fisheries and Wildlife Departments. He is a member of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. His recent research focuses on modeling Michigan fish and wildlife resource demand and value. Current projects address resource management issues in Michigan and the Great Lakes including the valuation of wetland services; benefit-cost analysis of hydropower streamflow mandates; potential damages of aquatic nuisance species; and public preferences for deer populations.

Research Interests:


  • Recreational demand and valuation
  • Discrete choice and random utility models
  • Survey design and research methods
  • Stated preference methods for demand analysis
  • Applied welfare economics
  • Benefit transfer

Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management (PERM), Human Dimensions Lab, Environmental Science and Policy Program