Professor; Ph.D., Iowa State University,
1977; Environmental Law and Economics
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Cory joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 1977.
In addition to his teaching and research activities in the
Department, he also has been a visiting scholar at the University
of Portici in Naples, Italy, the New University of Lisbon in
Portugal, the University of Reading in England, and La Sapienza
College of Law at the University of Rome. For the past five
years he has been conducting research on environmental justice
issues in Arizona. Recently completed projects on environmental
justice have involved the documentation of disparate-impact
discrimination in the context of siting potentially polluting
activities, enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and
remediation of CERCLA/WQARF sites in Arizona.
Dr. Cory has received the Best Published Research Award from
the Western Agricultural Economics Association, the Outstanding
Junior Faculty Award of The University of Arizona, the Superior
Teaching Recognition from the Arizona Associated Students Association,
and has served as Head of the Department (1996-2001) and President
of the Western Agricultural Economics Administrators Association
(2000). Current field of research interest is environmental
law and economics, an academic field within economics concerned
with the control of environmental risk.
Awards and Honors
Best Published Research Award, WAEA
President, Western Agricultural Economics Administrators Association
Honorable Mention, Best Article, Journal of the American Water Resources
AREC 476, Environmental Law and Economics
AREC 576, Natural Resource Law and Economics
• Cory, Dennis C., and Tauhidur Rahman. “Environmental
Justice and Enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act: The
Arizona Aresenic Experience,” Ecological
• Aradhyula, Satheesh, Melissa A. Burns, and Dennis C. Cory.
2006. “On Environmental Justice and the Documentation
of Disparate-Impact Discrimination,” Cardon Research
Paper, 2006-04, pp. 1–42.
• Innes, Robert and Dennis C. Cory, 2006. “The
Economics of Safe Drinking Water,” in The Economics
of Water Quality, edited by K. William Easter and Naomi
Zeitouni, Ashgate Publishing Limited, London, England, pp.
• Babbitt, Charles J., Dennis C. Cory, and Beth L. Kruchek. “Discretion
and the Criminalization of Environmental Law,” Duke
Environmental Law and Policy Forum 15, 1(2004):1–64.
• Cory, Dennis C. and Germani, Anna Rita. “Criminal
Sanctions for Agricultural Violations of the Clean Water Act,” Water
Policy 4, 6(2002):491–514.
• Innes, Robert and Dennis Cory. “The Economics of Safe Drinking
Economics 77, 1(Feb 2001):94–117.
• Colby, Bonnie G. and Dennis C. Cory. “Valuing Amenity
Resources Under Uncertainty: Does the Existence of Fair Coningent
Claims Markets Matter?” Journal of Environmental
Economics and Management 16(1989):149–155.
• Cory, Dennis C. and Bonnie Colby Saliba. “Requiem for Option
Value,” Land Economics 63, no.1(1987):1–10.
• Cory, Dennis C., Russell L. Gum, William E. Martin, and
Ray Brokken. “Measuring
Consumer Welfare Change: A Simplified Procedure,” American
Journal of Agricultural Economics 63, no.4(November 1981):
Current Working Papers
• Cory, Dennis C. Miles H. Kriger, and Tauhidur Rahman. “Environmental
Federalism, Regulatory Capture, and the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Arizona
• Cory, Dennis C. Robert Ebel, and Tauhidur Rahman. “Which
Neighborhood Attributes Matter? The Influence of Ethnicity, School
Quality, and Property Crime on Property Values in Pima County.”