Paul Ferraro

Paul Ferraro is a professor of economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. His research activities focus on the design and evaluation of environmental policies and the institutions that implement the policies, the integration of biophysical and economic information in spatial modeling for environmental decision-making, and the experimental analysis of individual decision-making. Recently, he has examined the social and environmental impacts of protected areas, payments for environmental services, and social norm-based policies. He also is partnering with practitioners to implement environmental programs with the explicit intent of evaluating their impacts.


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The Road to Sustainability: More Nudging, Less Shoving

For your weekend reading: Economist Paul Ferraro says behavioral nudges can contribute cost-effective solutions to the problems of conservation, climate change & poverty alleviation.

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Nature & Prosperity: The Evidence We Still Need & The Right Questions to Ask

Conservation has very little evidence about whether its interventions are relevant to people, says Paul Ferraro. But we could gather that evidence — if we can learn the lessons of other scientific fields.

Posted In: SNAP Magazine
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