Policy Experience of the Faculty

Faculty of the Department have held some of the most prominent positions in government responsible for agricultural and environmental policy.

  • Senior Staff Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisors
    Bob Chambers 1985-1986
    Howard Leathers 1992-1993
    Erik Lichtenberg 1993-1994
    John List 2002-2003
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board
    Anna Alberini 2003-2009
    Maureen Cropper (Affiliate) 1997-2006
    John List 2001
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Development Economics Program
    Jing Cai (Faculty Research Fellow, 2016-present)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Environmental Economics Working Group
    Rob Williams (Faculty Research Fellow, 2000-2008; Research Associate, 2008-present)
    Maureen Cropper (Affiliate, UMCP Econ) (Research Associate, 2007-present)
    John List (Faculty Research Fellow, 2003-2005; Research Associate 2005-present)
  • Resources for the Future, Senior Fellows
    Rob Williams
    Maureen Cropper (Affiliate, UMCP Econ)
  • Service in other U.S. organizations and government agencies
    Anna Alberini: Statistical Advisory Committee to the US Department of Energy, 2015 to present.
    Jim Hanson: National Research Council Committee, Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture, 2010
    Doug Lipton: Cooperatives in Aquaculture, Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center, 2010
    Lori Lynch: Economic Research Service, USDA, 1989-1991; Maryland Biomass Harvesting and Market Analysis Steering Committee, 2009-2010; BAYSTAT Program Scientific Advisory Panel, 2008-2016
    Rob Williams: National Academies Panel, Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2011-2013.