Sabina Shaikh is director of the Program on Global Environment and a senior lecturer in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies in the College, Committee on Geographical Sciences and the Harris School of Public Policy.
As an environmental economist, her research and teaching focuses on the economics of environmental policy and natural resource management, including market-based mechanisms for pollution control and the economic valuation of ecosystem services. Her research ranges from urban environment and health outcomes to water management and land use in the developing world. Her collaborative research on water sustainability in the Mekong Basin of Cambodia has been funded by the National Science Foundation and recently through a Faculty Fellowship from the Center for International Social Science Research and the Social Science Research Center at UChicago.
She has published in a range of scholarly journals including Ambio, Applied Geography, Ecological Economics, Economic Inquiry, Land Economics, and most recently in Current Diabetes Reports in 2018. She has contributed book chapters to Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services, the Handbook of Metropolitan Sustainability and the recently published Handbook on Sport, Sustainability and the Environment.