Dede Long

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dede Long is an environmental economist who combines microeconomic theory and econometrics tools, along with observational and experimental data, to better understand the economic drivers and environmental consequences of environmental policies. Her work investigates the value of a clean environment and healthy ecosystems as well as how public and private incentives can be designed to promote the provision of environmental public goods. Her recent applications focus on coastal ecosystem restoration, urban agriculture, eco-labeling, and forest management.

Dede also engages in campus initiatives to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in the economics profession. Her work on campus explores factors that affect the academic decisions of underrepresented and female students and evaluates interventions to improve enrollment in economics among marginalized populations.

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