Susana Ferreira Professor Agricultural & Applied Economics
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Contact Information 706-542-0086
Mailing Address Athens, CAES Campus 314D Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602
Shipping Address Athens, CAES Campus AG & Applied Economics, 314D Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602

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Portrait of Susana Ferreira


Dr. Ferreira is an environmental and natural resource economist. Her teaching and research are motivated by the interactions between the economy and the environment and by the application of the principles of economics to understanding and optimizing how environmental and natural resources are developed and managed. Her current research interests are divided between two primary areas. The first focuses on the economic causes and effects of natural disasters, with an emphasis on hydro-meteorological events, and valuation of social and economic outcomes brought on by environmental change on both micro and macro scales. In the second area, Dr. Ferreira has pioneered the use of innovative tools for the measurement of economic and social progress by considering subjective well-being indicators and their determinants, environmental factors in particular.


  • Ph.D., Economics - University of California, San Diego, 2004
  • M.A., Economics - University of California, San Diego, 2002
  • B.S. - Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain), 1997

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics