Steve Koller

Economics and Policy Analyst


Areas of expertise:
Agricultural economics, climate policy, coastal economics, environmental markets

Steve provides analytical support to EDF programs in sustainable agriculture, coastal resilience, conservation finance, air quality, and land use. Steve primarily uses R and GIS to inform his empirical work.


Prior to joining EDF, Steve worked as a GIS Analyst under the direction of Dr. Terra Lawson-Remer in California’s 49th Congressional District. While a graduate student at UC-San Diego, he supported grant-funded faculty research on potential food security outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, considering a range of climate scenarios. As an intern with the United Nations Development Programme in Singapore, he helped develop new methods to measure progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 16. Steve’s Master’s thesis examined Hurricane Sandy’s effects on coastal property values in New York City, and in 2017 he presented these results to the APPAM Regional Student Conference at UC-Riverside. A native Staten Islander, Steve has a mild accent and a strong interest in coastal resilience.

  • M.I.A. -- The University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
  • B.S. -- The Pennsylvania State University, University Park