Erin Sills


Erin Sills is a professor of forest economics and coordinator of international programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, and a research associate of CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), EfD (Environment for Development), and Imazon (Amazon Institute of People and the Environment).  She has a PhD in natural resource economics from Duke University, and a BA in public policy from Princeton University.  Erin’s research focuses on the economics of multiple-use forest management, including quantifying the value of non-timber benefits from forests, modeling the behavior of households who own and use forests, and evaluating the causal impacts of conservation policies on forests and on human welfare. She is currently working with CIFOR on two pan-tropical research efforts to evaluate the impacts of REDD+ interventions and FSC certification in Indonesia, the Congo Basin, and the Amazon.  In the US, she is leading an initiative to establish best practices for valuation of forest ecosystem services in the southern states.