Ph.D. Student in Public Policy
Patrick Behrer holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and a M.S. in resource economics from Colorado State University. While at Harvard, Patrick won the Harvard Environmental Economics Program's 2010 James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Prize for the Best Senior Thesis. He also spent a year in New Zealand as a Fulbright Fellow studying environmental policy. His research interests lie in the valuation of ecosystem services and the institutional or programmatic design necessary to fully integrate the value of these services into a modern economy. Additionally, he is interested in land use policy and creative mechanisms for financing conservation projects, particularly in developing countries.