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Jeffrey R. Vincent, Korstian Professor in Forest Economics and Management in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and Professor of Public Policy Studies and Faculty Network Member of Energy Initiative and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Interim Dean of Nicholas School of the Environment and Chair of Environmental Sciences and Policy  

Office Location: 4108 Environment Hall, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-8025
Duke Box: 90328
Email Address: jeff.vincent@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Environment and Energy, Environmental Law, Regulation and Policy

Education:
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988
M.S., Michigan State University, 1984
AB, Harvard University

Research Categories: economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries, with an emphasis on forests, agriculture, and water in Asia.

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Environ 521.01, Resource & environ econ ii Synopsis
    Env hall 1112, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. JR Vincent, I Ahmad, N Adnan, WB Burwell, SK Pattanayak, J-S Tan-Soo and K Thomas. "Valuing Water Purification by Forests: An Analysis of Malaysian Panel Data." Environmental and Resource Economics 64.1 (May, 2016): 59-80. [doi]
  2. JR Vincent. "Impact Evaluation of Forest Conservation Programs: Benefit-Cost Analysis, Without the Economics." Environmental and Resource Economics 63.2 (February, 2016): 395-408. [doi]
  3. J-S Tan-Soo, N Adnan, I Ahmad, SK Pattanayak and JR Vincent. "Econometric Evidence on Forest Ecosystem Services: Deforestation and Flooding in Malaysia." Environmental and Resource Economics 63.1 (January, 2016): 25-44. [doi]
  4. BC Alkire, MG Shrime, AJ Dare, JR Vincent and JG Meara. "Global economic consequences of selected surgical diseases: a modelling study.." The Lancet. Global health 3 Suppl 2 (April, 2015): S21-S27. [doi]  [abs]
  5. KA Schwabe, RT Carson, JR DeShazo, MD Potts, AN Reese and JR Vincent. "Creation of Malaysia's Royal Belum State Park: A Case Study of Conservation in a Developing Country." The Journal of Environment & Development 24.1 (March, 2015): 54-81. [doi]

Curriculum Vitae

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Jeffrey R. Vincent is the Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Vincent’s research focuses on the economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries. Currently, his two main projects are a 5-year project with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia on biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes affected by commercial logging, and an ongoing project on the joint impacts of brown clouds and greenhouse gases on climate change, water, and agriculture in South Asia.

He has also worked extensively on the adjustment of national income and wealth accounts for resource depletion. Vincent’s books include the Handbook of Environmental Economics (North-Holland, three volumes, 2003, 2005) and Managing Natural Wealth: Environment and Development in Malaysia (RFF Press, 2005). His articles have appeared in environmental economics journals, including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics; economic development journals, including the World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and World Development; forestry journals, including Forest Science and the Journal of Forestry; and general science journals, such as Science. He received the Cozzarelli Prize for the best article in applied biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences published in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2006 and the McKinsey Award for the most significant article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2003.

Vincent serves on the board of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, and the international advisory committees of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economists (SANDEE) and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA). He consults regularly for the World Bank and other international organizations. He has directed or worked on projects in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Prior to joining Duke in July 2007, he held positions in the Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego (2001-7); the Institute for International Development at Harvard University (1990-2001); and the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (1987-90). He has degrees from Yale University (Ph.D., 1988), Michigan State University (M.S., 1984), and Harvard University (A.B., 1981).

Bio/Profile
Jeffrey R. Vincent is the Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. Vincent’s research focuses on the economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries. Currently, his two main projects are a 5-year project with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia on biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes affected by commercial logging, and an ongoing project on the joint impacts of brown clouds and greenhouse gases on climate change, water, and agriculture in South Asia.

He has also worked extensively on the adjustment of national income and wealth accounts for resource depletion. Vincent’s books include the Handbook of Environmental Economics (North-Holland, three volumes, 2003, 2005) and Managing Natural Wealth: Environment and Development in Malaysia (RFF Press, 2005). His articles have appeared in environmental economics journals, including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics; economic development journals, including the World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and World Development; forestry journals, including Forest Science and the Journal of Forestry; and general science journals, such as Science. He received the Cozzarelli Prize for the best article in applied biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences published in the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2006 and the McKinsey Award for the most significant article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2003.

Vincent serves on the board of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, and the international advisory committees of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economists (SANDEE) and the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA). He consults regularly for the World Bank and other international organizations. He has directed or worked on projects in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Prior to joining Duke in July 2007, he held positions in the Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego (2001-7); the Institute for International Development at Harvard University (1990-2001); and the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (1987-90). He has degrees from Yale University (Ph.D., 1988), Michigan State University (M.S., 1984), and Harvard University (A.B., 1981).

Jeffrey R. Vincent