Gary D. Lynne



Gary Lynne 103 Filley Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922
Phone: (402) 472-8281
Fax: (402) 472-3460




Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University
M.S., Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University 
B.S., Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University
Curriculum Vitae
Brief Vitae

Websites and Resources

Empathy Conservation

Metaeconomics Framing and Dual Interest Theory



Research Interests

  • Interests and motivations in conservation to achieve sustainability
  • Framework and theory development in behavioral and ecological economics

Recent Publications

  • Hayes, W.M. and G.D. Lynne. "The Evolution of Ego 'n' Empathy: Progress in Forming the Centerpiece for Ecological Economic Theory," Chp. 5 In, Richardson, Robert B. (ed.), Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2013 (in press).
  • Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M., Burbach, M.E., and Lynne, G.D. "Smiley or Frowney: The Effect of Emotions and Empathy Framing in a Downstream Water Pollution Game." International Journal of Economics and Finance 5, 3 (2013): 9-23 (also published on-line Feb. 22: see )
  • Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M., Lynne, G.D., and Burbach, M.E. "Walking in the Shoes of Others: Experimental Testing of Dual-Interest and Empathy in Envioronmental Choice." Journal of Socio-Economics 41, 5 (October 2012): 642-653.
  • Sheeder, R.J. and G.D. Lynne. "Empathy Conditioned Conservation: ‘Walking-in-the-Shoes-of-Others' as a Conservation Farmer." Land Economics 87, 3 (August 2011): 433-452.
  • Sautter, J., Ovchinnikova, N., Kruse, C., and Lynne, G. "Farmers' Decisions Regarding Carbon Sequestration: A Metaeconomic View." Society and Natural Resources 24,2 (online, November, 2010; print publication, January, 2011): 133-147.
  • PytlikZillig, L.M., Hu, Q., Hubbard, K.G., Lynne, G.D., and Bruning, R.H. "Improving Farmers' Perception and Use of Climate Predictions in Farming Decisions: A Transition Model." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49 (June 2010): 1333-1340.
  • Khachaturyan, M. and Lynne, G.D. Review of McCloskey, D. "The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce." Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2006, 616 pp., in Journal of Socio-Economics 39, 5 (October 2010): 610-612.
  • Ovchinnikova, N., Czap, H., Lynne, G. D. and Larimer, C. "‘I don't want to be selling my soul': Two Experiments in Environmental Economics." Journal of Socio-Economics 38,2 (March 2009): 221-229.
  • Lynne, G. D. Review of Bromley, D.W. "Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions." Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006, 244 pp. in Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 1,1 (January, 2009): 118-120.
  • Lynne, G.D. Review of Frank, R.H. "What Price the Moral High Ground? Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments." Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004, 303 pp. in J. Socio-Economics 37 (2008): 1287-1291.
  • Lynne, G. D. Review of Bromley, D.W. "Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions." Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006, 244 pp. in American J. of Agri. Econ. 89,4 (November 2007): 1120-1122.
  • Lynne, G.D. "On the Economics of Subselves: Toward a Metaeconomics" Chp. 6 In: Altman, Morris (Ed). Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2006, pp. 99-122.
  • Artikov, I., Hoffman, S.J., Lynne, G.D., PytlikZillig, L.M., Hu, Qi, Tomkins, A.J., Hubbard, K.G., Hayes, M.J. and Waltman, W. "Understanding the Influence of Climate Forecasts on Farmer Decisions as Planned Behavior." J. Appl. Meteor. Climat. 45 (2006): 1202-1214
  • Hu, Qi, PytlikZillig, L.M., Lynne, G.D., Hubbard, K.G., Waltman, W.J., Hayes, M.J., Tomkins, A. J., Hoffman, S.J. and Wilhite, D.A. "Understanding Farmers' Forecast Use from their Beliefs, Values, Social Norms and Perceived Obstacles." J. Appl. Meteor. Clim. 45 (2006): 1190-1201.
  • Lynne, G.D. "Toward a Dual Motive Metaeconomic Theory." J. Socio-Economics 35 (2006): 634-651.
  • Kalinowski, C.M., Lynne, G.D. and Johnson, B. "Recycling as a Reflection of Balanced Self-Interest: A Test of the Metaeconomics Approach." Environ. and Behav. 38 (2006): 333-355.