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Sara A. Sutherland, Lecturer, Univ  

Office Location: 256 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27709
Office Phone: (919) 613-9217
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: sara.sutherland@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.sasutherland.com

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, 2018
    M.A., University of California Santa Barbara, 2011
    B.S., Michigan State University, 2009

    Teaching (Fall 2022):

    • Pubpol 304.02, Econ of the pub sec Synopsis
      Sanford 05, F 01:45 PM-02:35 PM; Sanford 04, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
    • Pubpol 811.01, Microeco: policy appl Synopsis
      Sanford 03, TuTh 12:00 PM-01:15 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Sutherland, S; Edwards, E. "Does Environmental Review Worsen the Wildfire Crisis? How environmental analysis delays fuel treatment projects." Does Environmental Review Worsen the Wildfire Crisis? How environmental analysis delays fuel treatment projects. June, 2022
    2. Sutherland, SA; Edwards, EC. "The Impact of Property Rights to Fish on Remote Communities in Alaska." Land Economics 98.2 (May, 2022): 239-253. [doi]  [abs]
    3. Sutherland, S; Von Haefen, R; Cao, J; Eggleston, D. Economic Valuation of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Albermarle- Pamlico Estuary.  June, 2021.
    4. Sutherland, S; Edwards, E. The Contribution of Wild-Caught Seafood to NC’s Economy.  Nc State Economist (May, 2021).
    5. Sutherland, S. San Francisco’s Water Steal.  Milken Institute Review (January, 2021).


    Dr. Sutherland is an environmental economist whose research focuses in part on the political economy of natural resource management, with a focus on fisheries and water management. She holds a Masters degree in Economics and a PhD in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Sutherland collaborates with state agencies to tackle environmental issues in North Carolina. She is currently working on projects to inform legislatures on the economic value of North Carolina's natural resources including commercial fisheries and seagrass. 

    For several years, she has specialized in teaching economics courses at the undergrad and graduate levels. Her classes are intended to challenge students’ preconceptions, encouraging them to understand how economic incentives drive behavior.

    Sara A. Sutherland