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Robert Heilmayr

Robert Heilmayr is a PERC 2024 Lone Mountain Fellow, and an assistant professor of environmental economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Environmental Studies Program and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. He also serves as the director of the Environmental Markets Lab’s Land and Freshwater Program. In his research, Robert combines methods of causal inference from economics with data made possible through advances in Earth observation to answer questions about society’s interactions with nature. Robert received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, an M.A. in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University. Robert’s research has been published in leading general science and field journals, including Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Nature Climate Change.