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Justin Johnson

Justin Andrew Johnson is a senior scientist and economist with Natural Capital Project. Justin earned a Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 2014. His research explores how ecosystem services affect economic systems and vice versa. Justin develops mathematical models to estimate the value of ecosystem services and then programs software applications that stakeholders can use to inform decisions. Justin specializes in food security, climate change, land use change modeling and agricultural management in developing countries and researches other topics in economics, including calculable general equilibrium modeling, behavioral economics and agent-based economic simulation. He received his B.A. at St. Olaf College and studied environmental science at Tsinghua University, Beijing, on a Fulbright Scholarship. In his spare time, Justin is an avid mountain biker, rock climber and board game designer.