Should You Get Paid to Protect the Environment?: Sabina Shaikh

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Published on May 20, 2014

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Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an Economics Lecturer at the University of Chicago in Public Policy and the Program on the Global Environment.

Her research includes the valuation of economic benefits from improvements in natural resource quality in the Great Lakes region as well as the use of economic incentives for pollution control and ecosystem improvements.

Shaikh is on the Advisory Board of the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and Director of the Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group at the University of Chicago. She is also currently a member of the Advisory Board for Greenleaf Advisors.

Dr. Shaikh has published in numerous scholarly journals including Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Economic Inquiry. She has recently contributed book chapters to Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services and the Handbook of Metropolitan Sustainability.

She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

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