Robert H. Beach
Senior Research Economist
Robert Beach, PhD, specializes in the development and application of economic models to analyze agricultural, environmental, and natural resource regulations, programs, and policies. Research applications include studies evaluating the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture and forests, the potential for and economic impacts of agricultural mitigation of greenhouse gases for regions around the world, potential mitigation of black carbon and organic carbon emissions, farm household response to livestock disease prevention and control policies, risk management and crop insurance, policies to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, and factors influencing forest investment and management. He has published his research in journals including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, the American Journal of Public Health, Forest Policy and Economics, The Energy Journal, and Land Economics. Dr. Beach is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.
PhD, Economics, North Carolina State University; BSE, Biomedical Engineering (Economics minor), Duke University.