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Stephen Polasky, Ph.D.

TNC Board Global Member and Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota


    Biodiversity Conservation, Integrating Ecological & Economic Analysis, Renewable Energy, Game Theory


    January 2009 – October 2018


At the University of Minnesota, Polasky holds the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological/Environmental Economics. His research interests include biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, integrating ecological and economic analysis, renewable energy, and game theory. Polasky was the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998-1999, and served as associate editor and co-editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management from 1996 to 2002. He's a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and the Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services for the Science Advisory Board of U.S. EPA.

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