I am a Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC. My primary research field is natural resource economics and policy, with a focus on water resources and ecosystems. I also currently serve as Director of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES).

 

I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics and M.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an A.B. in Economics from Amherst College.

I was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Santiago, Chile, where I lived until I graduated high school. When I'm not working, I enjoy hiking, running, and cooking.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental economics

Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Water resource economics

Societal value of Earth science information

M.S., Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

A.B., Economics

Amherst College, 2004

Tel: 202-328-5190      Email: kuwayama [at] rff [dot] org

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