bio

Ben Gramig is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He works on interdisciplinary teams of social scientists, engineers, and climate and natural scientists to address agricultural, environmental and natural resource issues. He uses survey-based methods and secondary data to understand human-environment interactions and behavioral responses to public policy and market-based incentives. Gramig also work with process-based crop simulation and biophysical models to find cost-effective pollution control strategies at the watershed or landscape scale. He is engaged in integrated research and extension efforts to inform land use decision making that is influenced by weather and climate variability at the farm and watershed scales. Professor Gramig teaches an undergraduate course on agricultural policy and a graduate course on natural resource and environmental economics.

Gramig is a native of Kentucky. He attended the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky, receiving his Bachelor's degree in natural resource conservation and management and his Master's degree in agricultural economics from the UK College of Agriculture. Gramig received his Doctorate in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. He was member of the faculty at Purdue University from 2008-2017 and has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois since 2017.

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