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Ed Balsdon is an Associate Professor specializing in natural resource economics, public finance, and behavioral responses to risk. He earned a B.A. in economics from Holy Cross in 1993, followed by an M.A. (1996) and PhD (2000) from UC Santa Barbara, and joined the faculty at SDSU in 2000. His research is focused on the valuation of public goods, natural amenities, and risks from observed behavior in markets, field experiments, and the ballot box. His work has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, the National Tax Journal, and Land Economics, among others publications. He has taught Urban Economics, Natural Resource Economics, and Environmental Economics at the undergraduate level, and microeconomics at the graduate level. Ed is currently on leave from the department, serving as Associate Dean of Graduate and Research Affairs for the campus.