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 over 42,000 citations to his scholarly works, including over17,000 since 2012. 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):

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

Barbier, E.B. 2017. “Marine ecosystem services.” Current Biology 27:R507-R510.

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.

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ECON 792E Natural Resources and Economic Development - Syllabus