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Alexander Pfaff, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Economics and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Director of Grad Studies for the Univ Prog in Environmental Policy  

Email Address: alex.pfaff@duke.edu
Web Page: http://alexpfaff.com/

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
    B.A., Yale University, 1988

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Alpízar, F; Nordén, A; Pfaff, A; Robalino, J. "Unintended Effects of Targeting an Environmental Rebate." Environmental and Resource Economics 67.1 (May, 2017): 181-202. [doi]
    2. Alpízar, F; Nordén, A; Pfaff, A; Robalino, J. "Spillovers from targeting of incentives: Exploring responses to being excluded." Journal of Economic Psychology 59 (April, 2017): 87-98. [doi]  [abs]
    3. Pfaff, A; Santiago-Ávila, F; Joppa, L. "Evolving Protected-Area Impacts in Mexico: Political Shifts as Suggested by Impact Evaluations." Forests 8.1 (January, 2017): 17-17. [doi]
    4. 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]
    5. 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]

    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.

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