Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an Economics Lecturer in the Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. She directs the Environment, Agriculture and Food (EAF) working group, in which she leads students on research related to urban environment and food policy issues. Among the EAF group’s projects are the development of a new national certification for green restaurants, sustainability recommendations for professional sports, and the greening of campus cafes.
Dr. Shaikh’s scholarly research focuses on how economics can be used to value the environment and natural resources and to develop market-based instruments and incentives for the provision of ecosystem services. She is also currently working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation measuring the impact of climate change on water sustainability, agricultural productivity and food security in the Mekong River Region of Cambodia.
Dr. Shaikh has published in scholarly journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Economic Inquiry, Environmental Practice and Land Economics. She has recently contributed book chapters to Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services and the Handbook of Metropolitan Sustainability and is currently working on a chapter for the Handbook on Sport, Sustainability and the Environment. She currently serves on the boards of the Delta Institute, Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and Greenleaf Advisors and is a member of the Sensible Growth Committee at the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Dr. Shaikh holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis.
Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group: http://eaf.uchicago.edu
Sabina Shaikh at UChicago: home.uchicago.edu/~sabina