Maureen Cropper received a B.A. in economics from Bryn Mawr College (summa cum laude, 1969) and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University (1973). She is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank.

Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as past president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.

Her current research focuses on the costs and benefits of air pollution control in India and on the valuation of climate amenities. 

Areas of Interest

  • Valuing Environmental Amenities (Especially Environmental Health Effects)
  • Choice of Discount Rates
  • Tradeoffs Implicit in Environmental Regulations
  • Economics of Transportation

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    Cornell University, 1973
  • Degree Type
    BA
    Degree Details
    Bryn Mawr College, 1969
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON423 Econometrics II Fall 2017
ECON781 Valuing Environmental Benefits Spring 2017
ECON423 Econometrics II Spring 2016 Syllabus
Maureen Cropper
4106A Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Email
mcropper [at] umd.edu