Stephen Polasky

Dr. Steve Polasky is a Regent’s Professor and holds the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Ecological and Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota. He is a faculty member in the Department of Applied Economics and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Institute on the Environment. He served as the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1998-1999. He was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2010. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in 2011, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. His research interests focus on issues at the intersection of ecology and economics including provision and value of ecosystem services and natural capital, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, and environmental regulation. His has published in leading journals including Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Frontiers of Ecology and Environment, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Land Economics.