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Faculty - Jennifer Alix-Garcia

Associate Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics
E-Mail Address:
Telephone: (608) 262-4499
Fax: (608) 262-4376
Office Address: 417 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.Madison, WI  53706
Interests: Environment and development; applied microeconomics; spatial analysis
Office Hours: By appointment
My research focuses on the bridge between development and environmental economics. I have three areas of focus: land use change and deforestation policy; effects of humanitarian crises on local communities; and the role of history and geography in determining the present. I am interested in the economic effects of environmental policy decisions, and examine these issues through the use of spatial analysis, either explicitly using GIS, or implicitly with a focus on community analysis.


Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 2000
BS, BA, Resource Ecology and Management, French, University of Michigan, 1995

Recent Papers & Publications

  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Annemarie Schneider and Na Zhao. 2016. "Playing favorites: Tax incentives and urban growth in China, 1978-2010" Land Economics 91:1-27
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer and Katharine Sims. 2016. "Parks vs. PES: Evaluating Direct and Incentive-Based Land Conservation in Mexico" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Katharine RE Sims, and Patricia Yañez-Pagans. 2015. "Only One Tree from Each Seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Programs of Payments of Ecosystem Services" American Economic Journal -- Economic Policy 7(4):1-40
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer and Anne Bartlett. 2015. "Occupations under fire: the labor market in a complex emergency" Oxford Economic Papers 67(3):687-714
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer and Hendrik Wolff. 2014. "Payments for Ecosystem Services from Forests" Annual Review of Resource Economics 6
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Anne Bartlett, and David Saah. 2013. "The Landscape of Conflict: Forced Migration and Land Use in Darfur" Journal of Economic Geography 13(4):589-617
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Craig McIntosh, Katharine Sims, and Jarrod Welch. 2013. "The Ecological Footprint of Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Mexico's Oportunidades Program" Review of Economics and Statistics 95(4):417-435
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Elizabeth Shapiro, and Katherine Sims. 2012. "Forest Conservation and Slippage: Evidence from Mexico's National Payments for Ecosystem Services Program" Land Economics 88(4):613-638
  • Naughton, Lisa, Jennifer Alix-Garcia, and Colin Chapman. 2011. "Parks and Poverty: Lessons from a decade of forest loss and economic growth around Kibale National Park, Uganda" Proceedings of the National Academies of Science 108(34):13919-13924
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer and Anne Bartlett. "Occupations under fire: the labor market in a complex emergency" Oxford Economic Papers.
  • Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Katharine Sims, and Patricia Yanez-Pagans. "Only One Tree from Each Seed? Environmental effectiveness and poverty alleviation in programs of payments for Ecosystem Services" American Economic Journal - Economic Policy.
Last updated on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 2:15pm