George R Parsons

School of Marine Science & Policy

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Can discuss the economics of the environment, including the economics of coastal and ocean resources.
  • Member of the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board's environmental economics committee.
  • Examines environmental and natural resource management issues through the lens of applied welfare economics and cost-benefit analysis. His work includes damage assessment. Current projects include economic valuation studies of wind farms, electric vehicles, shorebirds (such as seagulls) and beach use.

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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy
Professor, Economics

In The News:
Ocean City looks ahead to summer - and tourists up for grabs (Baltimore Sun)
Why electric cars will fail... and have already triumphed (Scientific American)
Cash-for-clunkers rebates offered on new appliances (USA Today)
Cash for Clunkers fails to help economy and environment (Wall Street Journal)

UDaily Articles:
Limited range, long charging time concerns for potential electric vehicle customers
NSF grant supports research on sustainable urban estuaries
Federal funding to UD supports oyster farming in Delaware's Inland Bays

environmental, economics, ocean, wind power, electric vehicles, renewable energy