Speaker: Ellen Hanak

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara



Dr. Ellen Hanak
Program Director, Economy
Public Policy Institute of California

Friday, March 9, 2007

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Bren Hall 1424

“Where the Grass is Greener:

The value of lawn premiums in the American West”

Part of a seminar series in Environmental Economics

presented by the Economics and Environmental Science PhD training program


Research Interests

  • Third-party issues and the water market
  • Economic development (growth and development strategies, water and development, infrastructure)
  • Food and agriculture (international commodity markets, supply chain competitiveness)

Ellen Hanak is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, with a background in the economics of natural resource management and agricultural development. She was a principal investigator of the PPIC study, California 2005: Taking on the Future, which examines the growth and infrastructure challenges facing the state. Her other work at PPIC has focused on California water policy. She has a Ph.D in economics from the University of Maryland.


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