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Robert Innes

  • Professor, 1993-present, Associate Professor, 1991-93, University of Arizona
  • Associate and Assistant Professor, 1986-1991, UC Davis
  • Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1994-1995
  • Ph.D., 1986, MBA, 1984, BA (highest honors), 1981, UC Berkeley
  • Co-Editor, 2002-05, Editorial Board, 2001-2002, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • AAEA Quality of Research Discovery award, 2000
  • WAEA Best Published Research award, 2000
  • AAEA Best Article in Choices, Honorable Mention, 2000
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar, Australia, 1997-1998
  • AAEA Distinguished Policy Contribution award, 1996
  • European Economic Association, Hicks-Tinbergen Medal (with Rich Sexton), 1994
  • AAEA Quality of Research Discovery award, 1994
  • AAEA Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation award, 1987

Robert Innes is an incredible scholar, a prolific writer, and a valued colleague in agricultural and environmental economics. He was recently ranked 67 among all economists worldwide (first among agricultural, environmental and resource economists) based on the quality and extent of 1990-2000 publications. He has made leading contributions in finance, agricultural policy, industrial organization, law and economics, development economics and environmental economics. After completing his bachelor’s, MBA and Ph.D. at Berkeley, he served on the faculties at University of California (Davis) and University of Arizona, and as Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he developed and advanced a range of farm policy reforms ultimately proposed by the Clinton Administration for enactment in the 1996 Farm Bill. His voice in agricultural and environmental policy has addressed issues ranging from livestock waste management, automobile regulation, soil depletion, the design of crop insurance, and optimal commodity program structure, to endangered species policy, safe drinking water, credit market policy, antitrust regulation and voluntary pollution reduction programs. Beyond his scholarly prowess, he is a dedicated teacher, an editorial workhorse, and a strong advocate for his peers, students and profession.