Spring 2017 Graduate College Speaker

Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtis Distinguished Professor of Economics

Dr. Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtis Distinguished Professor of Economics, President’s Chair of Environmental Economics, has served as Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University since 2013. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.

Kling has published nearly 100 refereed journal articles and books chapters which have received over 8000 (google scholar) citations.  At Iowa State, she leads an interdisciplinary research group developing integrated assessment models related to agricultural land use, water quality and ecosystem service valuation which has received over $7 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.  

Kling’s engagement in the policy process includes over ten years of service as a member EPA’s Science Advisory Board, membership on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council and a member of five National Research Council studies. She served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, has held editorial positions at ten economics journals, and has received seven awards from professional associations for her research including the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. She is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resources Economists, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future.