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2015-06-16 | author

Erin Sills

Erin is a professor of forest economics and coordinator of international programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, and a research associate of CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) and Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment).

During the 2014 – 2015 academic year, she was on sabbatical with the Environment for Development Program, spending half of the year at the University of Gothenburg and half at CATIE.  Erin’s research focuses on the economics of multiple-use forest management, including quantifying the value of non-timber benefits from forests, modeling the behavior of households who own and use forests, and evaluating the causal impacts of conservation policies on forests and on human welfare.  In Costa Rica, she has collaborated on impact evaluations of the national PES program (PSA), and she is currently working with Francisco Alpizar to analyze the distributional and cost implications of changes in the design of that program.