Jeffrey Chow

Advisor: Robert Mendelsohn

Research Overview

My research focuses on the economics of land use, particularly at the interface of agriculture and forest cover within tropical and developing regions.  My current work includes an econometric evaluation of reforestation drivers in El Salvador, an assessment of direct and indirect use benefits from coastal mangrove afforestation in Bangladesh, and a valuation of carbon sequestration forestry projects in Costa Rica.  My methodological approach involves a synthesis of on-the-ground fieldwork, remote sensing, GIS, and econometric techniques.  Other areas of interest include natural resource governance, biodiversity, and climate change.