Edward Barbier

Contact Information

Phone: 970 491 3321

Email: Edward.Barbier@colostate.edu

Website: http://www.edwardbbarbier.com/

Office: Clark C315

Office Hours: TR 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, or by appointment

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor

Department: Economics


Edward B. Barbier is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Colorado State University and a Senior Scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. His main expertise is natural resource and development economics as well as the interface between economics and ecology. He has served as a consultant and policy analyst for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the World Bank and the OECD. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, written or edited 22 books, and published in popular journals. He is consistently ranked among the top 15 cited environmental economists globally, and Google Scholar lists him as currently having 46,000 citations to his scholarly works, including over 17,000 since 2013. Barbier was elected a 2015 Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.



Ph.D. Economics, University of London


Selected recent publications (see CV for a full list):

Barbier, E.B. and J.P. Hochard. 2018. “The Impacts of Climate Change on the Poor in Disadvantaged Regions” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Winter 2018 issue, pp. 1–23 doi: 10.1093/reep/rex023.

Barbier, E.B. M. Czajkowski and N. Hanley. 2017. “Is the income elasticity of the willingness to pay for pollution control constant?” Environmental and Resource Economics 68:663-682.

Hochard, J.P. and E.B. Barbier. 2017. “Market Accessibility and Economic Growth: Insights from a New Dimension of Inequality.” World Development 97:279-297

Carrasco, L.R., T.P.L. Nghiem, Z. Chen, E.B. Barbier. 2017. “Unsustainable development pathways caused by tropical deforestation.” Science Advances 3(7), e1602602 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/3/7/e1602602.full.pdf

Hungate, B.A. E.B. Barbier, A.W. Ando, S.P. Marks, P.B. Reich, N. van Gestel, G.D. Tilman, J.M.H. Knops, D.U. Hooper, B.J. Butterfield and B.J. Cardinale. 2017. “The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage.” Science Advances 3(4), e1601880.

Moreno-Mateos, D., E.B. Barbier, P. Jones, H. Jones, J. Aronson, J. López-López, M. McCrackin, P. Meli, D. Montoya, and J. Rey Benayas. 2017. "Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt". Nature Communications 8:14163, doi:10.1038/ncomms14163.

Barbier, E.B. 2017. “Natural Capital and Wealth in the 21st Century.” Eastern Economic Journal 43(3):391-405.

Barbier, E.B. 2016. “Building the Green Economy.” Canadian Public Policy 42 Supplement 1:S1-S9.

Barbier, E.B. 2016. “Sustainability and Development.” Annual Review of Resource Economics 8:261-280.

Barbier, E.B. 2016. “Is Green Growth Relevant for Poor Economies?” Resource and Energy Economics 45:178-191.

Barbier, E.B. 2016. “The Protective Value of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Services in a Wealth Accounting Framework.” Environmental and Resource Economics 64:37-58.

Barbier, E.B., R.E. López and J.P. Hochard. 2016. "Debt, Poverty and Resource Management in a Rural Smallholder Economy." Environmental and Resource Economics 63:411-427. 2017 EAERE Award for outstanding publication in the journal Environmental and Resource Economics. http://www.eaere.org/content/award-outstanding-publication-ere

Barbier, E.B. 2015. “Hurricane Katrina’s lessons for the world.” Nature 524:285-287

Dasgupta, P., A. Duraiappah, S. Managi, E.B. Barbier, R. Collins, B. Fraumeni, H. Gundimeda, G. Liu and K.J. Mumford. 2015. “How to measure sustainable progress.” Science 350:748.

Barbier, E.B. 2010. "Poverty, development, and environment." Environment and Development Economics 15:635-660. Most read article (#1) in the journal. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/environment-and-development-economics/most-read

Curriculum Vitae

Download Curriculum Vitae


AREC and ECON 741 Advanced Environmental Economics - Syllabus