Professor Alan Randall will be joining the Faculty next year

26 October 2010

Professor Alan Randall, currently of Ohio State University, will be joiningour Faculty as Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the New Year. Alan Randall focuses on environmental economics, and is active in the areas of regulatory and non-mandatory instruments for policy, ecosystem and habitat conservation, and the theory and methods of estimating environmental benefits and assessing environmental damages. Current and recent projects include incentive-based mechanisms for control of non-point source pollution; coupled human and natural systems; a meta-analysis of benefits of conservation programs in agriculture; and valuing the outputs of multifunctional agriculture. Alan Randall is author or contributor to five books and many widely-cited professional articles. Recent writings include examination of the economic and ethical foundations of policy to promote sustainability and biodiversity. Randall recently completed a six-year term on the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change. He holds honorary doctorates from the Norwegian University of Environment and Life Sciences and the University of Sydney, and he has been a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association since 1993. The 3rd edition of his book with John C. Bergstrom, "Resource Economics: An Economic Approach to Natural Resource and Environmental Policy" was published in September and his book "Risk and precaution" will be published in January 2011.

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