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International associates

  • Senior Research Fellow

Alpízar, Francisco

Francisco Alpízar is is the Chair and Professor of the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Group at the Department of Social Sciences in Wageningen University and Research. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development Initiative.  His research explores incentive based approaches to improve private and public management and use of natural resource.

  • International Research Associate

Blackman, Allen

Allen is Principal Economic Advisor to the Climate and Sustainable Development Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank.

  • International Research Associate

Albers, Heidi J.

Heidi J. Albers (Jo) is the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Wyoming. She collaborates with EfD in Tanzania, Central America, and Chile in the areas of forest, marine, and wildlife conservation and management.

  • International Research Associate

Naranjo Barrantes, María Angélica

Maria A. Naranjo is an international associate research fellow for the EfD Central America. She finished her PhD. studies at the Development Economics Group in Wageningen University. Her research is focus on understanding farmers' risk management strategies and preferences towards risk. She holds a master’s degree in environmental economics and natural resources.

  • International Research Associate

Rivera, Jorge

Jorge Rivera is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at George Washington University. Currently, he is also a Visiting Research Fellow at CATIE in Costa Rica.

  • International Research Associate

Villalobos-Fiatt, Laura

Laura is a postdoctoral researcher at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in Washington, D.C.

  • Senior Research Fellow and International Research Associate

Carlsson, Fredrik

Fredrik Carlsson is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. His fields of specialization are environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and behavioral economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 1999.

  • Senior International Research Associate

Di Falco, Salvatore

Salvatore Di Falco is Professor in Environmental Economics, Economics Department at the University of Geneva and Research Associate at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in London School of Economics (LSE).

  • International Research Associate

Nordén, Anna

Anna Nordén is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University. Her specialization is in environmental policy and behavioral economics with focus on aspects of policy instruments for sustainable development and their relation to human behavior and decision making.

  • International Research Associate

Preonas, Louis

Louis Preonas is currently a PhD student at University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He studies a range of issues in the field of energy and environmental economics, with focuses on how U.S. firms respond to energy and environmental policies and on how such policies impact economic growth in the developing world.

  • Research fellow

Arriagada, Rodrigo

Rodrigo Arriagada is Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of the Research Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies ( Rodrigo holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from North Carolina State University.

  • International Research Associate

Lopez- Feldman, Alejandro

Alejandro is Associate Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City and Chair of the Economics Department. He has a Master (2003) and a PhD (2006) in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis.

  • International Research Associate

Ricketts, Taylor

Taylor Ricketts is Gund Professor and Director of the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. Taylor’s research centers on the overarching question: How do we meet the needs of people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world? His recent work has focused on the economic and health benefits provided to people by forests, wetlands, reefs, and other natural areas.

  • International Research Associate

Pfaff, Alexander

Alexander Pfaff is Associate Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment  at Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy.

  • International Research Associate

Ferraro, Paul J.

Paul J. Ferraro is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

  • International Research Associate

Imbach, Pablo

Graduate of Agronomy at the University of Costa Rica, with a Masters in Integrated Watershed Management CATIE. His doctoral thesis is on the impacts of climate change on the hydrological functions of ecosystems in Mesoamerica. He has experience in issues related to CDM forestry projects and in recent years in large-scale modeling of ecosystem services in climate and land use change scenarios.

  • International Research Associate

Sills, Erin

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, research associate of CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research) and Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment), also she is a 

  • International Research Associate

Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is a Professor of Public Policy, Environmental Economics and Global Health at Duke University. Subhrendu’s research is in two domains: (i) economics of environmental health, and (ii) evaluation of forest ecosystem services.