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

Rural livelihoods in Cambodia: the effects of financial credit availability, markets remotEness and natural resource accessibility

A Community on Ecosystem Services: Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making
Jacksonville, Florida, December 5-9, 2016

Bulldog Sustainability, Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT, April 1, 2016

Elective Supper Club

Illinois Humanities Council and Land & Sea Dept
Chicago, IL, March 2, 2016

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



Environmental Management and Planning in the Calumet Region

ENST 27220, Spring 2015/16

Issues in Urban Studies

PBPL 24650, Summer 2016

Practicum in Environmental Management

ENST/PBPL 26433, Fall 2016/17

Economics and Environmental Policy

Environmental Studies (ENST) 21800, Fall 2016/17

Food and Environment Practicum: Research on Campus Cafes

ENST/PBPL: 26433, Winter 2016

Environment, Agriculture, and Food: Economic & Policy Analysis

Environmental Studies (ENST), Economics (ECON), Public Policy (PBPL) 26530, Spring 2016/17

Environmental Economics

Economics (ECON) 26500, Winter 2015/16

Public Policy Analysis

Economics for Public Policy (PBPL) 20000

News & Announcements

New EAF project included in the White House’s Tackling Climate through Sports Initiative!

Check out the White House fact sheet featuring our new project on sports and sustainability!

Interested in Sports and Sustainability? New Practicum in Environmental Management for Autumn 2016

In ENST/PBPL 26433: Practicum in Environmental Management, students will explore and evaluate aspects of environmental sustainability on campus, through scholarly research, interviews, surveys and data collection and analysis. Concepts and tools from environmental studies, public policy and economics will be used to evaluate and make recommendations for enhancing the environmental performance of campus athletics operations and events. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Department of Physical Education and Athletics.


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.