Dr. Judith Kildow is founder and Director of the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) at the Institute for International Studies (a graduate school of Middlebury College). She is also adjunct professor at California State University at Monterey Bay, serves on several boards, and is a private consultant. Her field bridges science and policy, identifying how economic activities and ocean changes affect each other. She spent 25+ years as a professor at MIT, tenured in the Department of Ocean Engineering, was Senior Social Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, James W. Rote Distinguished Professor, California State University Monterey Bay, Research Faculty/Senior Fellow at Harvard University, University of Southern California and University of Vermont.
Dr. Kildow has a Ph.D. in International Relations and Science Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She has served on National Academy of Sciences boards and committees, federal, state, corporate and editorial boards, and has published widely in the field of ocean policy and economics. She currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with her husband and dog Lily.
Economics of ocean and coastal resources, climate change, coastal management
Ph.D. in International Relations and Science Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
“Economic Impacts,” Chapter 7.2 in Climate Change In The Farallones-Cordell Ocean Ecosystem, K. Higgason and B. Cheng. editors. 2010.
“The Utility of Economic Indicators to Promote Policy-Relevant Science for Climate Change Decisions,” in World Fisheries: a social-ecological analysis, Ommer, Cocharane, Cury and Perry, editors. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2010.