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Environment and Development

Professor Robin Broad's training in development economics and ecology informs her "trans-disciplinary" and multi-level research. Specifically, she focuses on public and private structures of global economic governance; these structures' impact on economics, people, and their environments; and the movements challenging these structures. Current research explores socially, environmentally, and economically responsible policies for extractives/mining (focusing on El Salvador and Costa Rica, among other countries) and for agriculture (focusing on the Philippines and subsistence grains). This year, she continues her work with a Guggenheim fellowship.

Professor Robin Broad

Dr. Robin Broad, Professor

When Poorer People and Their Governments Defend the Environment. John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2017-18).

"From extractivism towards buen vivir: Mining policy as an indicator of a new development paradigm prioritising the environment," Third World Quarterly, Vol. 38, no. 6 (2017). Co-authored with J. Fischer-Mackey.

"Raul Prebisch and the Historical Roots of the Current Movement Against Corporate-Led Globalization," in M. Margulis, ed., The Global Political Economy of Raul Prebisch (Routledge, 2017). Co-authored with Z. Heckscher.

"Poorer Countries and the Environment: Friends or Foes?" World Development, Vol. 72 (2015). Co-authored with J. Cavanagh.

"Responsible Mining Moving from a Buzzword to Real Responsibility," The Extractive Industries and Society Journal, Vol. 1, no. 1 (2014).