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Catherine Kling

Tisch University Professor

Catherine L. Kling specializes in the economic valuation of ecosystem services and integrated assessment modeling for water quality. In addition to her affiliation with the Brooks School, she is a Tisch University Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Faculty Director at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. 

She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. Professor Kling has published nearly 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters which have received over 8,000 (Google Scholar) citations and is the editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Her research program has received over $7 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the US Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Professor Kling chairs the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences and has been a member of six National Research Council studies.

She served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, has held editorial positions at ten economics journals, and has received seven awards from professional associations for her research. Professor Kling is an elected Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resources Economists, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future. She served for ten years on EPA’s Science Advisory Board.

Professor Kling received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.