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Hayri Onal

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Consumer Economics


Dr. Onal applies mathematical methods and develops computer models to find improved or best solutions to problems involving operations management and economic analysis of complex decision-making situations. His recent research focuses particularly on environmental and resource economics, renewable energy, and conservation of ecosystems.

Research Interests

  • Operations research, resource economics, energy, environment


Research Description

Operations research methods, particularly mathematical programming, with special emphasis on agricultural and resource economics applications; dynamic simulation modeling.


  • Ph.D., Middle East Tech. University, 1986
  • M.S., Middle East Tech. University, 1975


Courses Taught

  • ACE 567: Advanced Mathematical Programming for Applied Economics
  • ACE 565: Modeling Dynamic Economic Systems
  • ACE 566: Mathematics for Applied Economists
  • ACE 563: Optimization Methods


Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Recent Publications

Önal, H., Pressey, R. L., Kerley, G. I. H., & Ridges, M. (Accepted/In press). Designing an Extensive Conservation Reserve Network with Economic, Ecological and Spatial Criteria. Environmental Modeling and Assessment.

Önal, H., & Chen, X. (2022). Decomposition approach for solving large-scale spatially disaggregated economic equilibrium problems. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 73(8), 1828-1843.

Tokcaer, S., Önal, H., & Özpeynirci, Ö. (2022). Designing an optimal contract mechanism in a cellulosic biofuel enterprise. Optimization Letters, 16(3), 845-875.

Wang, Y., Qin, P., & Önal, H. (2022). An optimisation approach for designing wildlife corridors with ecological and spatial considerations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13(5), 1042-1051.

Wang, Y., Önal, H., & Dissanayake, S. T. M. (2021). Delineating Conservation Areas for Cohabiting Species: An Example of Vernal Pond Conservation From Fort Stewart in Georgia, United States. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, [702831].

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