Bio

Justin Andrew Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 from Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and his B.A. in economics from St. Olaf College. Justin works closely with the Natural Capital Project at The Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. Justin’s research focuses on how the economy affects the environment, and vice versa, on global to local scales. Currently, Justin leads a project that links the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) out of Purdue University with the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) model from the Natural Capital Project, aiming to build strong quantitative evidence on how changes in ecosystem services affect economic performance at the macroeconomic level and how global policies can be designed to sustainably manage our natural capital. In his spare time, Justin is an avid board game designer.