Jaren Pope, Professor

Department: Economics


Email: jaren_pope@byu.edu

Office: 180 FOB

Phone: 801-422-2037



Jaren Pope is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Brigham Young University. Jaren’s primary research area is in environmental and urban economics. Much of his work has been focused on using property value information and quasi-experimental hedonic techniques to understand how households value environmental and urban amenities. He also does work related to behavioral economics and the economics of education. Jaren has conducted funded research for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some of his most recent research articles have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, International Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and the Journal of Urban Economics. In his free time he enjoys doing activities with his wife and three daughters and serving the community through his church. He also enjoys playing sports including basketball, tennis, mountain biking, and slalom waterskiing.


  • PhD from North Carolina State University, 2006
  • MA from North Carolina State University, 2004
  • BA from Brigham Young University, 2001

Research Interests

Environmental Economics
Urban Economics
Behavioral Economics
Education Economics


  • FHSS Mary Lou Fulton Young Scholar Award from College of Family Home and Social Science, 2015
  • CoreLogic Academic Research Council (CLARC) award for scholarly research from CoreLogic, 2014
  • David C. Lincoln Fellowship from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2009
  • Dissertation award from American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, 2007
  • Graduate School Dissertation Award from College of Management, North Carolina State University, 2007
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Winner from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2005
  • Graduate Fellowship from North Carolina state University, 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • American Economic Association

Recent Publications

  • Pope, D. G., & Pope, J. (2014). Understanding College Application decisions: Why College Sports Success Matters. Journal of Sports Economics.
  • Parmeter, C., & Pope, J. (2013). Quasi-Experiments and Hedonic Property Value Methods. Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment.
  • Kuminoff, N. V., & Pope, J. (2013). The Value of Residential Land and Improvements during the Great Housing Boom and Bust. Land Economics, 89(1), 1-29.
  • Kuminoff, N. V., & Pope, J. (2012). A Novel Approach to Identifying Hedonic Demand Parameters. Economics Letters, 116(3), 374-376.
  • Pope, D. G., & Pope, J. (2012). Crime and Property Values: Evidence from the 1990's Crime Drop. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(2), 177-188.
  • Bosch, D., Kuminoff, N. V., Stephenson, K., Miller, A., Pope, J., & Harris, A. (2010). Evaluation of Policy Options for Expanding Oyster Aquaculture in Virginia. Journal of Aquaculture Economics and Management, 14(2), 145-163.
  • Boyle, K., Kuminoff, N. V., Parmeter, C., & Pope, J. (2010). The Benefit Transfer Challenges. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2, 161-182.
  • Kuminoff, N. V., Parmeter, C., & Pope, J. (2010). Which Hedonic Models Can We Trust to Recover the MWTP for Environmental Amenities?. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 60(3), 145-160.