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 energy efficiency in India, on the impact of climate change on migration, and on the benefits of collective action in pandemic flu control.

Areas of Interest

  • Valuing Environmental Amenities (Especially Environmental Health Effects)
  • Discounting of Future Health Benefits
  • Tradeoffs Implicit in Environmental Regulations


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Cornell University, 1973
  • Degree Type
    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
3114H Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
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