David Kaczan

Senior Economist, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice Unit, The World Bank


David Kaczan is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, based in the Jakarta Office. He works on investment operations and research in the Bank’s Environment, Natural Resources, and Blue Economy Global Practice. He is an environmental and resource economist by training, and applies economic principles and empirical methods to topics such as oceans and fisheries, forestry and landscapes, water management, and ecosystems valuation. His work informs the World Bank’s support to Governments in the design and implementation of major investments in environmental protection and management. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Business, University of South Australia. He previously lectured in natural resources economics at the University of Alberta, Canada, and worked at the Australian National research agency, CSIRO, on land and water management. David has a PhD in environmental and resource economics at Duke University, USA.

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