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Alexander Pfaff, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Economics and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Director of Grad Studies for the Univ Prog in Environmental Policy
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Page: http://alexpfaff.com/
Areas of Expertise
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
B.A., Yale University, 1988
- Mandle, L; Bryant, BP; Ruckelshaus, M; Geneletti, D; Kiesecker, JM; Pfaff, A. "Entry Points for Considering Ecosystem Services within Infrastructure Planning: How to Integrate Conservation with Development in Order to Aid Them Both." Conservation Letters 9.3 (May, 2016): 221-227. [doi]
- Baylis, K; Honey-Rosés, J; Börner, J; Corbera, E; Ezzine-de-Blas, D; Ferraro, PJ; Lapeyre, R; Persson, UM; Pfaff, A; Wunder, S. "Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation." Conservation Letters 9.1 (January, 2016): 58-64. [doi]
- Pfaff, A; Vélez, MA; Ramos, PA; Molina, A. "Framed field experiment on resource scarcity & extraction: Path-dependent generosity within sequential water appropriation." Ecological Economics 120 (December, 2015): 416-429. [doi]
- Pfaff, A; Robalino, J; Sandoval, C; Herrera, D. "Protected area types, strategies and impacts in Brazil's Amazon: public protected area strategies do not yield a consistent ranking of protected area types by impact.." Philosophical Transactions B 370.1681 (November, 2015). [doi] [abs]
- Blackman, A; Pfaff, A; Robalino, J. "Paper park performance: Mexico's natural protected areas in the 1990s." Global Environmental Change 31 (March, 2015): 50-61. [doi]
Alex Pfaff is a Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment. Trained as an economist, he is focused on how the environment and natural resources, economic development, and a range of policies influence each other.
Research accessible at AlexPfaff.com
He has studied: impacts on forests of protected areas, incentives, roads, railroads and concessions/certification (Brazil’s Amazon, Costa Rica, United States, Panama, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Cameroon, Bolivia); institutional responses to water shocks (Brazil’s Northeast, Colombia, Mexico); drivers of harmful exposures (groundwater arsenic in Bangladesh, stove emissions in China & Pakistan); and incentives for firms to self-audit and disclose (United States). This applied research aims to increase the chance that policies have their intended impacts upon not only the environment but also the people affected.