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Alejandro E. Guevara Sanginés

Vicerrector Académico de la Universidad Iberoamericana, México, D.F.

Alejandro es Investigador Nacional, del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores del CONACYT. Doctor en Economía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Maestro en Políticas Públicas por la Universidad de California en Berkeley. Maestro en Desarrollo Económico por la Universidad de East Anglia en Norwich, y Licenciado en Economía por el ITAM. Vicerrector Académico de la Universidad Iberoamericana desde julio de 2014. En la Ibero ha sido director de la División de Estudios Sociales por ocho años y del Departamento de Economía por dos años, además de Profesor-Investigador de tiempo completo desde 1998.

Además de la Ibero, su labor académica se ha desarrollado en el COLMEX, el CIDE, el ITAM, Berkeley y la Universidad Lumiere-2 de Lyon. Ha sido asesor en temas de política pública social y ambiental para la SEMARNAT, la CONAFOR, la CONANP, la PROFEPA, el INECC, la SEDESOL, el CENEVAL, WWF, TNC, El Centro Mario Molina, CI, BID, Banco Mundial, PNUD, PNUMA, la OECD, el CEEY, CONNUE y las Agencias para el Desarrollo Internacional de la Estados Unidos, Alemania y Gran Bretaña.

En 1999 obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Administración Pública por su trabajo sobre Pobreza y Medio Ambiente y tiene en su haber más de cuarenta publicaciones en distintos países como México, Francia, España, Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña; todas ellas relacionadas con temas de desarrollo económico sustentable.

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Alexander Pfaff

Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment, Duke University

Alex is an Associate Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment at Duke University’s Sanford Institute of Public Policy. He is an environment and natural resource economist whose work frequently focuses on developing countries. His current research examines the impacts of roads, protected areas and payments for ecosystem services on deforestation (Brazilian Amazon, Costa Rica, Mexico); what drives decisions that lower harmful exposures, such as to indoor emissions (Pakistan, Tanzania, Ghana) and arsenic in drinking water (Bangladesh); how households respond to climate and water shocks in daily production decisions and when faced with new tradeoffs by water policies (N.E. Brazil); and how regulators might shift the incentives for firms to provide environmental information. The goal of his applied research is to raise the chance that interventions have their intended impacts on the environment and natural resources while benefiting the people they are designed to help. Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

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Bahman Kashi

Economist and Program Manager, Cambridge Resources International and Queen's University

Bahman Kashi is an Economist specializing in the economic appraisal of investment projects in developing countries, in particular, transportation and telecommunication in Africa, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), and computerized simulations for risk analysis and Monte-Carlo studies. He has working experience in Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, and Cyprus. Mr. Kashi also works with John Deutsch International at Queen’s University to provide executive training programs for professionals in the public and private sectors worldwide. He holds a BSc. in Customs Management from the University of Economic Affairs in Tehran, an MSc. in Information Systems, and a PhD. in Economics from Eastern Mediterranean University.

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Brian Murray

Research Professor and Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute, Duke University

Dr. Brian C. Murray is Director for Economic Analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Research Professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He is widely recognized for his work on the economics of climate change policy, including the design of cap-and-trade policy elements to address cost containment and inclusion of offsets from traditionally uncapped sectors such as forestry and agriculture. Members of the United States Congress and their staff have sought the counsel of Dr. Murray and Nicholas Institute colleagues as they have developed climate change legislative proposals. Dr. Murray has been invited as a co-author of several national and international assessments of forest resources, especially related to climate change. Of particular note, he was a convening lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry, which confers status shared by all other IPCC authors as joint contributors to the IPCC’s 2007 Nobel Peace prize. He has convened several forums of economic modeling experts to examine and communicate the results of their climate, energy and land use policy efforts to the public and private sectors. Prior to the Nicholas Institute in 2006, Dr. Murray was Director of the Center for Regulatory Economics and Policy Research at RTI International, a university-affiliated not-for-profit research institution.

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Carlos Eduardo Frickmann Young

National University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(Doctoral Thesis: "Economic Adjustment Policies and the Environment: A Case Study of Brazil”: Advisor: David Pearce); Master of Economics, Institute of Industrial Economics, National University Rio de Janeiro, 1992 (Master’s Thesis: “Sustainable Rents from Mineral Extraction in Brazil”; Advisors: Joáo Carlos Ferraz e Ronaldo Serôa da Motta); Post-Graduate in Public Policy, United Nations/ILPES/Cepal (Santiago, Chile), 1990 (with distinction); Bachelor in Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administration, National University of Rio de Janeiro, 1986 (graduated cum laude). Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of Research Group for Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, Institute of Economics, National University of Rio de Janeiro. Consultant to various research projects on economic development and environmental economics. Areas of interest: Global Warming, Socio-Economic Causes of Biodiversity Loss, Trade and the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development, Economic Instruments for Environmental Management, Environmental Accounting and Natural Resource Valuation, with a range of publications on these topics. President of the Brazilian Society of Ecological Economics (ECO_ECO), 1996-99.

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Daniel A. Revollo Fernández

Doctor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, D.F.

Daniel es boliviano. Doctor en Economía de Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo Sostenible de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Maestro en Economía del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá – Colombia y la University of Maryland at College Park, Estados Unidos, Licenciado, Economista de la Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz - Bolivia.

Es integrante del Programa de Estancias Posdoctorales, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (CRIM-UNAM). Profesor de Asignatura del Posgrado de Economía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Intereses en temas de economía ambiental, técnicas de valoración económica ambiental, teoría de juegos, economía experimental en manejo de recursos de uso común, cambio climático y políticas públicas relacionadas con transporte, acueducto y alcantarillado. Ex asesor de la Subdirección Técnica de la Comisión de Regulación de Agua Potable y Saneamiento Básico del Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial de Colombia, y consultor para la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

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David Johnson

Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David is currently an Economics Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Prior to moving to UWM, he taught Microeconomics and Macroeconomic analysis at Wellesley College, Harvard University and Stanford University. He has received wide recognition for his teaching talent and animated style, and strives to make his courses interesting, important and relevant. David has been teaching in CSF courses since 2004.

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David Roland-Holst

Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Berkeley

David is a professor in the agricultural and resource economics department at UC Berkeley (UCB). One of the world’s leading experts on policy modeling, he has extensive research experience in economics related to environment, development, agriculture, and international trade. David’s current research spans a diverse set of topics including climate policy, biofuel, China’s development, infrastructure/development linkages, and avian influenza. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCB, where his original fields were development and mathematical economics.

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Felipe Vásquez Lavin

Senior Technical Advisor, Concepción, Chile

Felipe holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics and is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Economics at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP). His areas of research include the Economics of Climate Change, Water Resources, Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Health Economics. He has published research articles in journals such as Value in Health, Climatic Change, Journal of Environmental Management, AMBIO, Water Resource Research, among others. Currently he is an associate researcher in the Environment for Development (EfD) Center in Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Center for the Study of Multiple-Drivers on Marine Socio-Ecological Systems funded by the Chilean Ministry of Economics.

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Hedley Grantham

Director, Spatial Analysis and Planning, Conservation International

Hedley is a dedicated conservation scientist and Senior Technical Director within the Integrated Assessment and Planning team at the Betty and Gordon Moore Centre for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Hedley's main focus is on biodiversity conservation, sustainable development at the landscape and seascape scale, impact assessment and compensation, and natural capital accounting. He is a specialist on integrating science into planning and decision-making for conservation and sustainable development. His experience includes working alongside NGO's, governments, development banks, communities and with the private sector. He earned his PhD from the University of Queensland where he developed conservation planning approaches accounting for ecosystem dynamics, adaptive management, and uncertainty. He has worked in academia and as a consultant before joining Conservation International. He is still a Research Associate at University of Queensland. He has conducted applied research and on-the-ground projects in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in Australia, Asia, Africa, South America, Mediterranean Europe and Antarctica and published over 40 peer reviewed publications.

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John Lynham

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

John is a Professor of Economics and a UHERO Research Fellow at the University of Hawai’i. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University. John holds an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). He also holds an MS in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from UCSB. John’s research interests are in environmental and resource economics, marine ecology, and behavioral economics.

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Jorge Maldonado

Senior Technical Advisor, Bogota, Colombia

Jorge is associate professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He is also deputy director of the Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP). His main research interests are economics applied to environment, natural resources and development, in particular the nexus of poverty and livelihoods. He has published in different journals such as Ecological Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, World Development, Environment and Development Economics, among others. He teaches environmental economics, natural resource economics, and microeconomics at both undergraduate and graduate level. Currently, he is the director of the Platform for Evaluation and Learning of Graduation Programs in Latin America, funded by the Ford Foundation, IDRC and Fundación Capital. He is also the director of the project Conditional Cash Transfers and Rural Development in Latin America, funded by FIDA.

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Jorge Madeira Nogueira

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Jorge Madeira is Professor and Head of the Economics Department of the University of Brasilia (UNB) in Brazil, where he has been working since 1983. Jorge received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and completed his PhD at the University of London in 1982. Between 1991 and 1995 he was a visiting Professor at the University of Cornell as a Fulbright Scholar. Jorge has published extensively on the economics of agriculture and the environment in Brazil and abroad.

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Juan Camilo Cárdenas

University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Juan Camilo is a Professor of Economics at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. The central interest of his work is the analysis and design of institutions that promote cooperation between individuals and help solve social dilemmas in the most efficient, equitable, democratic and sustainable way possible. His research combines game theory, experimental economic techniques, and environmental valuation to explore the rationality of people’s behavior and how formal and informal institutions determine behaviors and decisions that affect one’s own well-being as well as that of others.

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Maria Claudia López.

Assistant Professor, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Maria Claudia López, an assistant professor at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an economist, specializing in natural resources and environmental economics with a master's in rural development from the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and a PhD in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship working with Elinor Ostrom at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University on issues of governance, common property, and institutional analysis. Her research uses multiple methods, including field experiments from behavioral economics, institutional analysis, econometrics, ethnography, and participatory research, to understand how rural communities can collaborate successfully in the management of commonly held natural resources. She is firmly committed to participating in work projects that have both theoretical significance and practical benefits for the communities she work with. She have conducted experiments in behavioral economics in Colombia, Spain, and Peru, and she is also developing research in other countries.

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Mauricio Medinaceli

Economist, Bolivia

Mauricio Medinaceli was previous the Minister of Hydrocarbons in Bolivia from 2005 to 2006 and the coordinator of Hydrocarbons in OLADE, based in Quito, Ecuador, from 2008-2010. He has a degree from Bolivian Catholic University and has completed postgraduate studies in both Chile and Germany. Mauricio has also acted as a consultant to the World Bank, CAF, BID, PNUD, GTZ, PIEB, PKF Consulting Group, Prisma Energy America Do Sul, and Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos. He has taught at numerous universities, including FLACSO University of the Americas in Ecuador, Catholic University, University of the Andes, as well as others in Bolivia. Mauricio has written several publications and books on hydrocarbon.

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Merlin Hanauer

Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University

Merlin Hanauer is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics. Merlin's research focuses on the intersection of conservation and poverty and analyzes the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of environmental policy. He employs extensive use of geographic information systems (GIS), and quasi-experimental and experimental design to elucidate policy impacts. Merlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Humboldt State University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University.

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Mike Springborn

Associate Professor, University of California - Davis

Mike Springborn is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis. Mike’s work focuses on problems involving decision-making under uncertainty, learning, adaptive management and environmental risk. Recent and current projects include: salmon biodiversity management; invasive species risk from international trade; adaptive management of environmental risk; decision-making around potentially hazardous imports; and analysis of greenhouse gas control policies under uncertainty. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, a master’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara.

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Nicholas Conner

Principal Conservation Economist, Office of Environment and Heritage, New South Wales Government, Australia

Nicholas Conner has thirty years of experience in natural resource management and rural development, focusing on conservation economics, socio-economic impact assessment, and natural resource policy development and analysis, particularly in Australia. He currently works as Principal Conservation Economist with the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, as well as coordinates the Economic Valuation Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. His work involves developing and managing projects on economic aspects of biodiversity conservation in relation to natural resource management, regional economic development, tourism, and ecosystem services. Nicholas has also worked as an environmental economics consultant in Europe, South-East Asia and Oceania. His recent publications relating to Oceania include Socio-Economic Assessment of Pacific Coastal Management (2011) and Economics of Marine Managed Areas of the South Pacific (2008).

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Stefano Pagiola

Economist, World Bank

Stefano Pagiola is an economist in the World Bank's Environment Department. He leads the Bank's work on payments for environmental services. He has worked extensively on economic valuation of environmental and natural resource problems, with particular emphasis on land degradation, ecosystem services, and biodiversity conservation. He joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1994. Before joining the Bank, he taught economics at Stanford University and was a Research Associate at Washington State University. He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. His recent publications include a volume of case studies of market-based mechanisms for forest conservation, Selling Forest Environmental Services.

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Steven Hackett

Professor and Chair, Economics Department, Humboldt State University

Steven Hackett's academic work focuses on the economics of clean energy, the environment, and natural resources. Steven is a faculty member in a number of interdisciplinary programs at the university: Environmental Science and Management, Energy Technology and Policy and Environmental Studies. In addition to his academic work, Steven has provided supervision and leadership on numerous projects related to clean energy economics, fisheries economics and economic development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and Economics from Montana State University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. He previously taught at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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William Jaeger

Professor, Oregon State University, Oregon

William Jaeger is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University. His research and interests include environmental and natural resource economics, public economics and development economics. He has worked on a range of policy-related issues including water allocation, land use, energy economics, economic growth and development, agriculture in Africa, environmental taxation, and sustainability. Professor Jaeger got his PhD at Stanford University and was a research economist and consultant for five years at the World Bank. He then taught for twelve years at Williams College, MA before coming to Oregon State University in 2001. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy in 2007, has taught at the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and published Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics, Island Press in 2005.

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Wilson Cabral de Sousa Júnior

Associate Professor, Aeronautical Technological Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

Wilson Cabral holds a Bachelor in Oceanology from the Federal University of Rio Grande (1996), a Master in Remote Sensing from the National Institute of Space Research (1999) and a PhD in Economics from the State University of Campinas (2003), and completed his PhD at the University of London (2002). He conducted postdoctoral research with the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo and the Sustainability Research Center of the University of Sunshine Coast, in Australia.
He currently is an Associate Professor at the Aeronautical Technological Institute, located in the city of São José dos Campos, in São Paulo state.
He has experience in Water Resources Management and Environmental and Ecological Economics, working mainly with the following topics: hydrologic modeling, environmental and ecological modeling, economic tools for environmental management, environmental impact studies and economic and environmental analysis of infrastructure projects.
He is the author of the book "Water Management in Brazil: Reflections, Diagnostics and Challenges", among others.