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Benjamin Jones

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor , Department of Economics


I specialize in environmental and natural resource economics with a particular emphasis on the epidemiological and health dimensions of environmental economics. ​My research focuses on the economic connections between nature, human health, and well-being. I'm interested in understanding how changes in pollution exposures caused by shocks to ecosystem services impact human health and welfare and how such information can inform resource management and policy. I see this work as contributing to the broader interdisciplinary literature on environmental and ecosystem determinants of health and social welfare in coupled human and natural systems.