Diane P. Dupont

Professor, Economics


Office: Plaza 441
905-688-5550 x3129


Ph.D. (Economics), The University of British Columbia, 1988
Fields: Environmental and Natural Resources and Public Finance

Research Interests 

Non-market valuation, Environmental Economics, Fisheries Economics

Fellow (Inaugural) of The Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association/Association canadienne d’économie des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement (CREEA | ACERE), 2020

Brock University Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, 2012

Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence, Brock University, 2006-2009

2017-2019 Guest Editor, Special Issue of Water Economics and Policy

2012-2018 Associate Editor, Water Resources and Economics

2011-2017 Associate Editor, Canadian Water Resources Journal

2011-2016 Associate Editor, Water Resources Research

2010-2013 Associate Editor, Society and Natural Resources

2007-2010 Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Member, North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2011-2015

Elected Researcher Member, Canadian Water Network Board of Directors, 2010-2012

Member, North American Association of Fisheries Economists, 2003-2007

Member and Chair (2008-2009) of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Worldfish Centre, Penang, Malaysia, 2007-2009


Price, JI and Dupont, D, 2023 “Financial Risks Due to Residential Flooding: Incorporating Household Perceptions to Better Understand Behaviors” Chapter 11 in Water Risk Modeling: Developing Risk-Return Management Techniques in Finance and Beyond edited by D. Gramlich, T. Walker and A. Dumont Bergeron. Palgrave Macmillan.

Renzetti, S. and Dupont, Diane P. (Editors) 2017 Water Policy and Governance in Canada. Volume 17 in Series “Global Issues in Water Policy”. Springer International Publishing.

Dupont, Diane P. 2015 “Water Conservation: Thinking Beyond the Tap” Section VI. The Handbook of Water Economics edited by A. Dinar and K. Schwabe, pp 372-387. Edward Elgar Publishers.

Renzetti, S. and Dupont, Diane P. 2015 “Water Pricing in Canada: Recent Developments” chapter 4 in Water Pricing Experiences and Innovations edited by A. Dinar, V. Pochat, and J. Albiac-Murillo. Springer International Publishing. Global Issues in Water Policy Series, Volume 9. Switzerland. Pp. 63-81.

Journal Articles

Baker, J., Dupont, D. and Vasseur, L. 2021 “Exploring Canadian Ramsar sites Ecosystem Governance and Sustainability” Wetlands. 41(1).

Lloyd-Smith, P, Adamowicz, W.L., and Dupont, D. 2019 “Incorporating Stated Consequentiality Questions in Stated Preference Research” Land Economics. 95(3): 293-306.

Robinne, F-N, Bladon, K., Silins, U., Emelko, M., Flannigan, M., Parisien, M-A., Wang, X., Kienzle, S., and Dupont, D. 2019. “A Regional-Scale Index for Assessing the Exposure of Drinking-Water Sources to Wildfires”. Forests 10, 384. doi:10.3390/f10050384.

Price, J., Lloyd-Smith, P., Dupont, D., and Adamowicz, W. 2019 “Floods  and  Water  Service  Disruptions:  Eliciting  Willingness-to-Pay  for  Public Utility Pricing and Infrastructure Decisions” Water Economics and Policy. April 2019.

Appiah, A., Adamowicz, W, Lloyd-Smith, P., and Dupont, D. 2019 “Reliability of Drinking Water: Risk Perceptions and Economic Value” Water Economics and Policy. April 2019

Adamowicz, W and Dupont, D 2019 “Challenges to Environmental Valuation of Water in Light of Global Change in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Oxford University Press.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.610

Plummer R., Baird J., Bullock, R., Dzyundzyak A., Dupont, D., Swartling, A., Johannessen, A., Huitema, D., Lyth, A., Melo Zurita, M., Munaretto, S., Smith, T., Thomsen, D. 2018 “Flood governance: A multiple country comparison of stakeholder perceptions and aspirations” Environmental Policy and Governance. 28 (2), 67-81.

Lloyd-Smith, P.; Schram, C., Adamowicz, W.L. and Dupont, D. P. 2018 “Endogeneity of Risk Perceptions in Water Expenditure Models”. Environment and Resource Economics. 69(2):271-246.

Plummer, R., Baird, J., Bullock, R., Dupont, D., and Renzetti, S. 2018 Probing the relationship between ecosystem perceptions and approaches to environmental governance: an exploratory content analysis of seven water dilemmas” in Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. 6(1), 54-73.

Plummer, R., Renzetti, S., Bullock, R., Melo Zurita, M., Baird, J., Dupont, D., Smith, T., and Thomsen, D. 2017 “The Roles of Capitals in Building Capacity to Address Urban Flooding in the shift to a new water management approach”. Environment and Planning C. doi.org/10.1177/2399654417732576

Price, J. Dupont, D., and Adamowicz, W. 2017 “Temporal Stability of Water Quality Values across Stated Preference Question Formats” Environment and Resource Economics. 68(3):643-662.

Steinman, A., Cardinale, B., Munns Jr, W., Ogdahl, M. Alland, J., Angadie, T., Bartlett, S., Braumang, K., Byappanahalli, M., Dossi, M., Dupont, D. , Johns, A., Kashian, D., Lupi, F., McIntyre, P., Miller, T., Moore, M., Logsdon Muenich, R., Poudel, R., Price, J. Provencher, B., Rea, A., Read, J., Renzetti, S., Sohngen, B., and Washburn, E. 2017 “Ecosystem Services in the Great Lakes” Journal of Great Lakes Research. 43(3):161-168.

Price, J., Renzetti, S., Dupont, D., Adamowicz, W., and Emelko, M. 2017 “Production Costs, Inefficiency, and Source Water Quality: A Stochastic Cost Frontier Analysis of Canadian Water Utilities”. Land Economics. 93(1):1-11.

Baird, J. Dzyundzyak, A., Plummer, R., Bullock, R., Dupont, D., Jollineau, M., Kubik, W., Pickering, G., and Vasseur, L 2016 “Ecosystem perceptions in flood prone areas: a typology and its relationship to preferences for governance” Water 8(5) 191-208.

Baird, J., Plummer, R., Dupont, D., and Carter, B. 2015 “Perceptions of Water Quality in First Nations Communities: Exploring the Role of Context”. Nature and Culture. 10(2): 225-249.

Renzetti, S., Dupont, D. and Chitsinde, T. 2015 “An Empirical Examination of the Distributional Impacts of Water Pricing Reforms”. Utilities Policy. 34:63-69.