Dr. Peter Schuhmann is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an affiliate faculty member at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill. He earned his PhD in economics from North Carolina State University in 1996 with field concentrations in environmental economics and statistics.
Dr. Schuhmann’s primary area of research is the non-market valuation of environmental goods and services, largely focused on coastal and marine resources and tourism in North Carolina and the Caribbean. His research includes analysis of willingness to pay for changes in coastal and marine resource quality, including beach width, beach amenities, coral reef health and species diversity, as well as examinations of the costs and benefits of fisheries policy and shoreline management. Dr. Schuhmann’s work includes consultancies with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism and the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project. His research has been published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Land Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Marine Policy, Natural Resource Modeling, and the Journal of Environmental Management.
Dr. Schuhmann lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife and two children.