Environmental Policy

Aaron Strong

  • Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning


Aaron Strong is an Assistant Professor holding joint appointments with Urban and Regional Planning and with the Environmental Policy Program at the Public Policy Center. His broad interests lie in environmental economics, specifically: (a) how do municipalities price water and how do pricing and non-pricing policies interact at the individual household level; (b) understanding the interactions between ecosystems and the economy with a special interest in rangeland management and general equilibrium analyses; and (c) growth management of urban areas in particular how do policies from one municipality spill over to other areas. Within economics, he is interested in general equilibrium ecological-economic modeling and other jointly determined systems

Research Interests

  • Bio-economic modeling
  • Water demand estimation
  • Environmental and Resource Economics

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado - Boulder, Economics, 2004
  • M.A., University of Colorado - Boulder, Economics, 2001
  • M.S., University of Colorado - Boulder, Applied Mathematics, 1998
  • B.A., Luther College, Mathematics, 1996