A. Patrick Behrer
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Patrick is currently a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University, where he is an EPA Fellow (STAR) and a Harvard Environmental Economics Fellow (HEEP).
focus area is Environmental and Resource Economics and his
research focuses on the interaction between conservation policy and economic development.
specific interests involve how the development of payments for ecosystem services programs can be used to benefit both conservation projects and surrounding communities, particularly in the developing world.
Prior to coming to Harvard Patrick completed a masters degree in resource economics at Colorado State University
and served as a research assistant in the Water & Energy for the Environment Lab (WE3) at Carnegie Mellon examining water usage in hydraulic fracturing in the United States.
Prior to enrolling in Colorado State, Patrick
spent a year in New Zealand on a Fulbright Fellowship focusing on the intersection of water, clean energy development, and economic growth.
A 2009 graduate of Harvard, his
free time is occupied by skiing or backpacking around New England.