Gary D. Lynne Emeritus Professor


Phone: 402-430-3100

Curriculum Vitae

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


Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Reimer, A., Thompson, A., Prokopy, L.S., Arbuckle, J.G., Genskow, K., Jackson-Smith, D.J., Lynne, G., McCann, L., Wright Morton, L., and Nowak, P.  “People, Place, Behavior, and Context:  A Research Agenda for Expanding Our Understanding of What Motivates Farmers’ Conservation Behaviors.”  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69, 2 (March/April, 2014): 57A-61A.

Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Burbach, M.E., and Lynne, G.D.  “Gender in Environmental Context:  An Effect of Property Rights, Fines, Empathy Nudging.”  International Journal of Economics and Finance 6, 7 (2014): 11-23.

Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Lynne, G.D., and Burbach, M.E.  “Walk in My Shoes:  Nudging for Empathy Conservation.”  Ecological Economics 118 (2015): 147-158.

Lynne, G.D., Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., and Burback, M.E.  “A Theoretical Foundation for Empathy Conservation: Toward Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons.” Review of Behavioral Economics 3 (2016): 245 – 279.

Czap, H.J., Czap, N.V., Burbach, M.E., Lynne, G.D.  Farm Bill 2014: An experimental investigation of conservation compliance, Journal of Sustainable Development, 9, 3 (2016): 23-38.

Zhang, Zhenu and Lynne, G.  2016.  Is Social Capital Motivated by Self-interest Only? A Case Study on a Well-developed U.S. Rural Community. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research 4,1 (2016): 25-31.

Czap, H.J., Czap, N.V., Burbach, M.E., and Lynne, G.D.  “Does Might Make Right?  An Experiment on Assigning Property Rights.” Ecological Economics 150 (2018): 229-240.

Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M., Burbach, M.E. Comparing female and male response to financial incentives and empathy nudging in an environmental context. Review of Behavioral Economics  5 (2018): 61-84.

Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M.,  Burbach, M.E., and Lynne, G.D. “Experiments on Empathy Conservation: Implications for Environmental Policy.” Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy 2,2 (2019):71-77.