Cornell Atkinson - Faculty Director

Catherine Kling
Faculty Director

474 Warren Hall
607-255-7535

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Catherine Kling

SC Johnson College of Business / Dyson School of Applied Economics + Management (PROF)

Catherine L. Kling is a Tisch University Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. At Cornell Atkinson, she serves as Faculty Director and leads the Social Cost of Water Pollution working group.

Beyond Cornell, Kling chairs the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences and has been a member of six National Research Council studies. She is past Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, where she also held the President’s Chair in Environmental Economics. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.

Kling has published nearly 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, which have received over 8000 (Google Scholar) citations and is the editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. She specializes in the economic valuation of ecosystem services and integrated assessment modeling for water quality modeling. Her research program has received over $7 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the US Environmental Protection Agency, among others.