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R. David Simpson

R. David Simpson directs the Global Environmental Policy, International Development, and International Economic Relations Programs in American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C., where he also teaches resource and international economics as a senior professorial lecturer in the School of International Service. He has has served as Director of Ecological Economic Studies in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Economics, Associate Professor of International Environmental Policy at Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at University College London, and Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. He has written extensively on the economics of biodiversity, conservation, and ecosystem services. He still mourns the loss of the salmon that returned to the stream behind his childhood home on Puget Sound until land-clearing and construction doomed them in the 1970s.