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Dave Martin


Ph.D., M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.A. DePauw University


I am an economist trained in the neoclassical environmental and natural resources tradition who greatly appreciates the ecological economics perspective. I teach an exciting array of courses in both the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies Department, from introductory economics to statistics/econometrics to finance as well as environmental economics and environmental studies.

I'm currently finishing up a couple of projects on biodiversity economics related to my recent nine-month sabbatical in India. I look forward to returning to India and to Bangladesh to continue new work on air pollution in New Delhi, protecting tigers in Bangladesh, and river management issues in India.

Throughout my career I've been keenly interested in local environmental policy issues (including their resolution by serving as a local elected official and on the board of directors of land conservancies). I've used that interest and my connections to help my students get involved with doing practical local environmental policy analyses. Also, I have taken Davidson students to India so that they could pursue their own independent research projects.