Faculty - Mark T. Buntaine

Mark T. Buntaine, Associate Professor Environmental Institutions and Governance
PhD, Environmental Politics & Policy/Research Methods, Duke University; MS, Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland; BA, Political Science and Chinese, Wake Forest University

*Mark Buntaine will be on sabbatical AY 2020-21

Mark Buntaine's research investigates the sources of effective environmental policy in developing countries, with an emphasis on the targeting and impact of foreign aid. Although many of the world's most significant environmental problems occur in developing countries, the implementation of environmental policies is often challenging because of inadequate resources and poor governance. Buntaine leads a range of international projects that deal with the allocation practices of aid donors, the participation of citizens in environmental policy-making, the relationship between public and private financing of environmental technologies, the processes that lead to effective government reform, and the evaluation of environmental projects, among other interests. Prior to arriving at the Bren School in 2013, he served on the faculty in the Government Department at the College of William & Mary. He has done fieldwork in many countries across Asia, Africa, and South America.

Contact Information:

Office: 4422

Phone: 805-893-4075
Fax: 805-893-7612


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ESM 248

Environmental Institutions

ESM 595 Field Experiments in the Social Sciences

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