Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park, California
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Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park, California. Making sure a forest is worth more alive than dead is but one example of using economic forces for the greater good.


We examine every environmental problem through an economic lens. This helps us create ways to use economic forces to protect rather than harm our environment.

We value economics because it’s the study of what people value. When people are rewarded for protecting the environment, it makes a healthy planet more valuable to everyone.

Our experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our economics work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

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Staff perspective

Many decisions that cause environmental damage are rooted in economics, and so are the solutions.

Suzi Kerr

EDF Chief Economist

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Sommer Yesenofski

(949) 257-8768 (office)