I am an Associate Professor of Sustainable Development and Economy at the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH (USA). I completed my doctoral degree in Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. I hold a dual B.A. in Economics and Biology from Bryn Mawr College, PA (USA).
My primary research interests focus on the spatial-temporal interactions between economic activities and the natural environment in the context of biodiversity conservation in developing countries. I work on the following big questions:
What are the mechanisms of landscape change?
How can we quantify and value ecosystem services?
How can we quantify the impacts of policy interventions?
Where do complementarities and trade-offs between the environmental and socio-economic goals of policies occur?
Note: I am not affiliated with any political party in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and am very concerned my full name is listed among the candidates seeking election from Plovdiv.