Maureen Cropper received a B.A. in economics from Bryn Mawr College (summa cum laude, 1969) and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University (1973). She is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank.

Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as past president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.

Her current research focuses on the costs and benefits of air pollution control in India, on the health effects of plastics and on the benefits of urban transportation infrastructure. 

Areas of Interest

  • Valuing Environmental Amenities (Especially Environmental Health Effects)
  • Choice of Discount Rates
  • Tradeoffs Implicit in Environmental Regulations
  • Economics of Transportation


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Cornell University, 1973
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Bryn Mawr College, 1969
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON481 Environmental Economics Fall 2024
ECON422 Econometrics Spring 2024
ECON781 Valuing Environmental Benefits Spring 2024
ECON423 Advanced Topics in Econometrics Fall 2023
ECON422 Econometrics Spring 2023
ECON781 Valuing Environmental Benefits Spring 2023
ECON481 Environmental Economics Fall 2022
ECON422 Econometrics Spring 2022
ECON781 Valuing Environmental Benefits Spring 2022
ECON422 Econometrics Fall 2021
ECON423 Advanced Topics in Econometrics Spring 2021
ECON878 Workshop in Labor Economics Spring 2021
ECON781 Valuing Environmental Benefits Spring 2021
Maureen Cropper
4106A Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
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