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Paul Ferraro

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Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Paul J. Ferraro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He is a member of Global Environment Facility’s five-member Science Advisor Panel and a Senior Science Fellow and the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund Visiting Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. Dr. Ferraro’s research focuses on the design and evaluation of cost-effective environmental policies and institutions, and the use of experiments to study human behavior and decision-making. He received his PhD in economics from Cornell University, and also holds a BA in biology and history, and an MS in economics, from Duke University. He is a collaborating author on the 2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and his research appears in journals such as Conservation Biology, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, PLoS Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, and Trends in Ecology & Evolution (see http://epp.gsu.edu/pferraro for more details).