Gary D. Lynne

Gary D. Lynne

Emeritus Professor


Gary Lynne

Phone: 402-430-3100


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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sautter, J., Czap, N., Kruse, C., and Lynne, G. "Farmers' Decisions Regarding Carbon Sequestration:  A Metaeconomic View."   Society and Natural Resources 24,2  (January, 2011):  133-147.
  • 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.
  • Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khatchaturyan, M., Lynne, G.D., and Burbach, M.E. "Walking in the Shoes of Others: Experimental Testing of Dual-Interest and Empathy in Environmental Choice." Journal of Socio-Economics 41, 5 (October 2012): 642-653.
  • Hayes, W.M. and G.D. Lynne. "The Evolution of Ego 'n' Empathy: Progress in Forming the Centerpiece for Ecological Economic Theory," In:  Richardson, Robert B. (ed.), Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2013, pp. 101-118.
  • Lynne, G.D. Review of Rifkin, J. "The Empathic Civilization:  The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. New York, NY:  Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2009, 674 pp., in Journal of Socio-Economics 45 (2013): 92-93.
  • 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
  • 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.