Emi Uchida

  • Professor in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
    Chair, Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
    Associate Director, URI Coastal Institute
  • URI Dept. of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Phone: 401.874.4586
  • Email: euchida@uri.edu
  • Office Location: 216 Coastal Institute, 1 Greenhouse Road
    Kingston, RI 02881
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My research seeks to advance sustainability science by uncovering the complex dynamics between poverty and natural resources, with a focus on examining how policies, market-based solutions and other incentives contribute to environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. I have conducted research in Asia, Africa and the U.S., utilizing original household surveys, field experiments, spatial data and applied econometrics. I have led large interdisciplinary research teams to study ecosystem services from rural and urban landscapes, forests, and coastal ecosystems, with the goal of supporting stakeholders to make more informed, science-based decisions.