Faculty - Gary Libecap

Gary Libecap, Distinguished Professor — Corporate Environmental Management
PhD, MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Economics, University of Montana

Gary Libecap came to the Bren School in 2006 after more than twenty years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where, in addition to teaching business, law, and economics, often in a natural resource context, he developed and directed the nation's top-ranked entrepreneurship program. His interdisciplinary focus and expertise in issues related to entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices led to his critical role in developing the Eco-Entrepreneurship focus, a joint venture between the Bren School and the School of Engineering. Professor Libecap’s current research is focused on the legal, economic, and policy aspects of water allocation in the western United States. He has been president of the Economic History Association, the Western Economics Association International, and the International Society for the New Institutional Economics, and he holds high-level appointments at several top institutions around the country.

Contact Information:

Office: Bren Hall 4412

Phone: 805-893-8611
Fax: 805-893-7612


Gary Libecap home page

Bren Courses Taught



204 Economics of Environmental Management


Business and the Environment

245 Cost Benefit Analysis


Environmental Markets

595 PhD Seminar: Economics and Environmental Science

Economics Courses Taught




Special Topics in Economics


The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited

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