Bryan Parthum 

Environmental Economist, PhD

Primary Fields

Environmental Economics

Climate Economics

Climate and Environmental Policy

I am a Senior Economist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Environmental Economics. My work and research involves climate and environmental economics and their integration into Federal policy. I have published in areas related to nonmarket valuation, environmental policy, and the social cost of greenhouse gases. A driving force behind my work is a desire to increase our understanding of the linkages between humans and the environment, and to examine how policies that affect these linkages distribute benefits (and costs) to subgroups of people.

Here are some examples of my work:

The social costs of hydrofluorocarbons

The social cost of carbon dioxide

Advancing the estimate of future climate impacts within the United States

Factors influencing participation in lead service line replacement programs

Modeling winter recreation patterns under current and future climate

A recreation demand model for mountain snowpack

Overlooked benefits of nutrient reductions in the Mississippi River Basin

Willingness-to-volunteer and stability of preferences between cities

Benefits of a fire mitigation ecosystem service 

Estimating demand for environmental goods and services, now and later