Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an Economics Lecturer at the University of Chicago in Public Policy and the Program on Global Environment. Her research includes the valuation of economic benefits from improvements in natural resource quality in the Great Lakes region as well as the use of economic incentives for pollution control and ecosystem improvements. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. Download CV.

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Talks & Workshops

River FEWS

National Science Foundation--University of Washington
Seattle, WA, December 10-12, 2015

Using practicum-based learning to engage students in greening a City

North American Association of Environmental Education 44th Annual Conference
San Diego, CA, October 16, 2015

Panel Moderator, Athletes and Sports Leaders Advancing Green Behavior

Panel Moderator, NASCAR Green Summit, Chicago, IL September 2015

Green Sports Alliance Annual Summit

Chicago, IL June 29 - July 1, 2015

Sports & Society: May 12th, 2015

University of Chicago
University of Chicago, May 12th 2015, 4;30-5:45

Booth FEAD Fall Forum: Feeding the World: How do we prepare to feed 9 billion people by 2050 without overwhelming the planet?

Gleacher Center, November 17, 2014 6-10pm



Environment, Agriculture, and Food: Economic & Policy Analysis

Environmental Studies (ENST), Economics (ECON), Public Policy (PBPL) 26530

Environmental Economics

Economics (ECON) 26500

Public Policy Analysis

Public Policy (PBPL) 20000

Economics and Environmental Policy

Environmental Studies (ENST) 21800

News & Announcements

New Publication in Ambio

The proceedings from the Delivering Healthy Water workshop have been published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment. Available now on Ambio Open Access.

EAF students help bring sustainability to Chicago’s professional sports

The EAF team was featured in UChicago News for their work on the Sustainable Chicago Sports Project. Follow the Sustainable Chicago Sports Project on social media at #greenchisports and look for signs on the CTA this April! Stay tuned for more events and announcements related to the project.




Selected Papers

Molecular tools for bathing water assessment in Europe: Balancing social science research with a rapidly developing environmental science evidence-base

Oliver, et. al. Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, Forthcoming 2015

“Value of Time Clustering and the Efficiency of Destination-Based Congestion Pricing.”

Harris, J and S. Shaikh. Environmental Practice, 13(1) March 2011.

“The Geography of Ecosystem Service Value: The Case of the Des Plaines and Cache River Wetlands.”

Kozak, J, C. Lant, S. Shaikh and G. Wang. Applied Geography, 31(1), January 2011.

“Further Consideration and the Effects of Value of Time Clustering on Congestion Pricing.”

Harris, J and S. Shaikh. Working Paper, 2010.

“The Greening of Buildings”

Tolley, G. S. and S. Shaikh. Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Climate, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy. I. Parry and F. Day. RFF Press, Resources for Future, 2010.

“Investment Niche or Market Necessity: Climate Change, Land Use and Energy.”

Brandes, U. and S. Shaikh. Urban Land Institute: Washington, DC. 2009.

“The Effect of Uncertainty on Contingent Valuation Estimates: A Comparison.”

Shaikh, S.L., L. Sun, and G.C. van Kooten. Ecological Economics, 62(1), April 2007.

“Are Agricultural Values a Reliable Guide in Determining Landowners’ Decisions to Create Forest Carbon Sinks?”

Shaikh, S.L., L. Sun, and G.C. van Kooten. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 55 (1) 2007.

“Recreation Demand Choices and Revealed Values of Leisure Time.”

Larson, D.M. and S.L. Shaikh. Economic Inquiry, 42(2) April 2004.