Economist: Sustainability and Infrastructure team in the Development Research Group at the World Bank
Patrick Behrer is an Economist at the World Bank;s Sustainability and Infrastructure Team in the Research Group. In the Fall of 2020, Behrer was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Food Security and Environment at Stanford University. His fields of study are environmental economics and labor/public economics in developing countries. In particular, he is working on the causes of crop burning and its consequences for air pollution in India. He is also examining the impact of heat exposure among students on long-term human capital formation and the implications for economic growth. In other work he is examining the implications of climate change for workers and government revenue. He holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and a M.S. in resource economics from Colorado State University and was an EPA STAR Fellow from 2014-2016. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard 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. He has worked for the World Bank as well as energy investment advisory firms.