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Randall Kramer, Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health and Professor of Economics and Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics and Research Professor of Global Health and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Randall Kramer

Randall Kramer is the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health in the Nicholas School of the Environment and deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute. 

Before coming to Duke in 1988, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN--The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. He was named Duke University's Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004.

Kramer's research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently conducting a study on the effects of human land use decisions on biodiversity, infectious disease transmission and human health in rural Madagascar. Recent research projects have used decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa. He has also conducted research on health systems strengthening, economic valuation of lives saved from air pollution reduction. and the role of ecosystems services in protecting human health.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  9 Circuit Drive, 4115 Environment Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-8072
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/faculty/kramer-randall

Education:

Ph.D.University of California at Davis1980
PhD Agricultural EconomicsUniversity of California, Davis1980
M.E.North Carolina State University1976
A.B.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1975
BA EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina1975
Specialties:

Environmental and Resource Economics
Development Economics
Research Interests: environmental economics

Randall A. Kramer is a professor of resource and environmental economics in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Department of Economics at Duke University. Before coming to Duke in 1988, he taught in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has also held visiting positions at IUCN-The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and other international organizations. His research focuses on ecosystem valuation, water resource economics, and the economics of biodiversity and natural resource management in developing countries. Current research projects include studies of (1) deforestation, malaria and household behavior; (2) farmer participation in wetlands restoration programs, and (3) new methods for pooling estimates of the value of prevented mortality.

Keywords:

Animals • Conservation of Natural Resources • Decision Support Techniques • Ecosystem • Geography • Households • Indonesia • Malaria • Nature • Policy Making • Population Dynamics

Curriculum Vitae
Working Papers   (More Publications)

  1. R.A. Kramer and A. Jenkins, Ecosystem Services, Markets, and Red Wolf Habitat: Results from a Farm Operator Survey, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Ecosystem Services Series, NI R 09-01 (January, 2009) [pdf]
  2. Liese, Christopher, Martin D. Smith, and Randall A. Kramer, Open Access with Product and Labor Market Failure: The Case of Artisanal Fishing in Indonesia, Duke Economics Department Working Paper #03-11 (2005)
  3. Biscoe, Melanie L., ; Mutero, Clifford M., ; Kramer, R, Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa, in Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa (2005), pp. 33 pages, International Water Management Institute [repository]
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Khandekar, E; Kramer, R; Ali, AS; Al-Mafazy, A-W; Egger, JR; LeGrand, S; Mkali, HR; McKay, M; Ngondi, JM, Evaluating Response Time in Zanzibar's Malaria Elimination Case-Based Surveillance-Response System., The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 100 no. 2 (February, 2019), pp. 256-263 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Cole, JC; McDonald, JB; Wen, X; Kramer, RA, Marketing energy efficiency: perceived benefits and barriers to home energy efficiency, Energy Efficiency, vol. 11 no. 7 (October, 2018), pp. 1811-1824, Springer Nature America, Inc [doi]  [abs]
  3. Simmons, RA; Mboera, L; Miranda, ML; Morris, A; Stresman, G; Turner, EL; Kramer, R; Drakeley, C; O'Meara, WP, A longitudinal cohort study of malaria exposure and changing serostatus in a malaria endemic area of rural Tanzania., Malaria Journal, vol. 16 no. 1 (August, 2017), pp. 309, BioMed Central [doi]  [abs]
  4. Pattanayak, SK; Kramer, RA; Vincent, JR, Ecosystem change and human health: implementation economics and policy., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 372 no. 1722 (June, 2017) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bartlett, JA; Cao, S; Mmbaga, B; Qian, X; Merson, M; Kramer, R, Partnership Conference., Annals of Global Health, vol. 83 no. 3-4 (May, 2017), pp. 630-636 [doi]  [abs]


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