David Letson

Professor
AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Science and Policy

Phone:
(305) 421-4733
Locator Code:
VK

 
About

Chair and Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

David Letson is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami, where he has worked since 1995. His research focuses on the economics of extreme weather and climate variations. He is interested in the value of predictions from the geosciences and in how those predictions are interpreted and used.

Letson obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and has over 40 publications to his credit.

Specialties: Economics of climate variations and extreme weather.
Career

Education

1983B.Sc. Economics & English JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
1989Ph.D. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Research

Summary of Relevant Experience

8/95-Present. Tenured PROFESSOR, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy. My research focuses on the economics of extreme weather and climate variations. I am interested in the value of predictions from the geosciences and in how those predictions are interpreted and used.

11/89-7/95. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIST, Natural Resources and the Environment Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept of Agriculture. Washington, DC. My duties included assessing economic impacts of policy decisions, particularly for the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the 1990 & 1995 Farm Bills.