Welcome to the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Lab at UBC.
What we do:
We quantify the causal impact of government policies on conservation outcomes. We inform policy using rigorous theoretical and empirical tools, often—but not exclusively—drawn from economics. We consider the opportunity cost of conservation and focusing on the cost-effectiveness of conservation spending to expand its reach and effectiveness. Besides policy, we also analyze threats to biodiversity, quantify costs, and its causal impacts.