Spencer Banzhaf

Associate Professor of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University

Spencer Banzhaf is Associate Professor of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Banzhaf’s research focuses on environmental economics and policy analysis. More narrowly, much of his work studies the interactions between local environmental amenities, local real estate markets, and the demographic composition and structure of cities. He applies these and other tools of benefit-cost analysis to the evaluation and design of environmental policy and to the creation of “green” index numbers and accounts. He also studies the history of welfare economics.

Banzhaf’s work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, and History of Political Economy. His research has been funded by such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Prior to joining Georgia State, he was a Fellow at Resources for the Future. He has also held fellowships at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey