Diane P. Dupont

Professor, Economics
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Social Sciences


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

Brock University Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award, 2012

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

Associate Editor, Water Resources & Economics, 2012-

Associate Editor, Canadian Water Resources Journal, 2011-

Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 2011-

Associate Editor, Society and Natural Resources, 2010-2013

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

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


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

Plummer, R., Renzetti, S., Bullock, R., Melo Zurita, M., Baird, J., Dupont, D., Smith, T., and Thomsen, D. (Accepted) “Evolving water paradigms: the roles of capitals in building capacity to address urban flooding”. Environment and Planning C.

Lloyd-Smith, P.; Schram, C., Adamowicz, W.L. and Dupont, D. P. (Accepted) “Endogeneity of Risk Perceptions in Water Expenditure Models”. Environment and Resource Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-016-0075-6.

Price, J., Dupont, D., and Adamowicz, W. (Accepted) “Temporal Stability of Water Quality Values across Stated Preference Question Formats” (with J. Price and W. Adamowicz) Environment and Resource Economics DOI: 10.1007/s10640-016-0039-x

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.