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Paul Ferraro

Professor at Johns Hopkins University

Paul Ferraro is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, in the Carey Business School and the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a joint department of the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also Co-Director of the USDA-funded Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Research and was the 2015-16 Humanitas Visiting Professor of Sustainability Studies at the University of Cambridge. Professor Ferraro collaborates with scientists, lawyers, engineers and program administrators to develop evidence-based environmental programs. His research aims to incorporate insights from the behavioral sciences into program designs and to measure the causal effects of human behaviors and policies on the environment and human welfare. Professor Ferraro received his B.A. in biology and history and M.S. in environmental science from Duke University, and his PhD in applied economics from Cornell University in 2001. A former science advisor to the Global Environment Facility, Fulbright Scholar, Bellagio Resident Scholar, and Kathyrn Fuller Science for Nature Fund Visiting Scientist, he serves on a variety of nonprofit advisory councils and as Senior Science Fellow at the World Wildlife Fund.