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Catherine Louise Kling

  • Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, since 1996
  • Head, Resource and Environmental Policy Division, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, since 1999
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board, Executive Board, 2003-current, Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, 1998-2003
  • Visiting Researcher, LEERNA-INRA, IDEI, University of Toulouse, France, Jan- July, 2003
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, Board of Directors, 2000-2003
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vice President, 2002-2003, Board of Directors, 1996-98
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Economics, Fourth edition, 2003
  • Land Economics, Editorial Board, 2001-current
  • Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, Associate Editor, 1992-1993, Editorial Council, 1988-1991, 1998-2005
  • First place and “Best of Show” award, Environmental Protection Agency Science Forum Poster Competition, Washington D.C., 2004 (with Joseph Herriges, John Downing, and Kevin Egan)
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Poster Competition, 2005 2nd place award, 2004 2nd place award, and 2003 1st place award (with numerous colleagues, Iowa State University)
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Quality of Research Discovery Award, Honorable Mention, 2001 (with Daniel Phaneuf and Joseph Herriges) and 2000 (with Joseph Herriges)
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, Awards Committee General Chair, 1999
  • Western Agricultural Economics Assoc. Outstanding Published Research, 1998 (with Jonathan Rubin)
  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Associate Editor, 1994-1996
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, 1993-1996
  • Associate and Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, 1986-1993
  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1986

Catherine Louise Kling is a Professor of Economics at Iowa State University and Head of the Resource and Environmental Policy Division of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development where she directs a group of interdisciplinary researchers focusing on water quality and the valuation of environmental resources. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland in 1986 and was an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis until 1993. Dr. Kling has been PI or co-PI on over $6,000,000 in grants, she serves on EPA's Science Advisory Board, is listed in the 2003 Who’s Who in Economics, and is a past board member of the AAEA and AERE.

Cathy has made substantial and continuous contributions to the advancement of agricultural economics, producing theoretical and empirical research that has significantly improved our ability to analyze difficult problems in environmental economics and the measurement of consumer welfare. She has been a leader in the profession, being a strong voice for scientific rigor in analysis and she has had the good fortune to mentor some superb graduate students. She profoundly appreciates the support and patience of her two terrific children, her inspired husband, and their horde of cats.