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

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 6-10pm

TedX UChicago, Make no Little Plans

UChicago Mandel Hall, April 19, 2014

Large Landscape Conservation in Metropolitan America: Taking Stock and Shaping the Future

Loyola University, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2013

Valuing Ecosystem Services for Conservation/Development

National Planning Conference, American Planning Association
Chicago, IL April 15, 2013

Roundtable on Scientific Mediation on Water

Embassy of France in the United States, Consulate of France in Chicago, Office of Science and Technology
Chicago, IL April 17-18th, 2013

Seattle Harper Lecture with Sabina Shaikh: The True Economic Value of Environment, May 5, 2013



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

Interview with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

Great conversation with Ag Secretary Vilsack on the challenges of climate, energy and feeding 7 billion people. Photocredit: UChicago Institute of Politics “Off the Record” with Tom Vilsack 10/6/14

Program on Global Environment Shapes National Green Restaurant Certification

The UChicago Program on Global Environment and Environment, Agriculture and Food Group were featured in a story on the UChicago home page for their research contributing to the new GS-55 Green Seal Standards for Restaurants and Food ServicesРa national green certification for restaurants!

See the previous story about the class here.


Selected Papers

“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.

“A Two-Constraint Almost Ideal Recreation Demand System.”

Shaikh, S.L. and D.M. Larson. Review of Economics and Statistics, 84(4) November 2003.