Matthew Burgess professional
Assistant Professor • Faculty Affiliate, ECON • Institute Fellow, CIRES
Environmental Studies • Economics • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences


  EKLC S331 (campus map)

  SEEC C228 (campus map)

Office Hours

Wednesdays 9-11am

Students can email Matt at to request an appointment.

*Office hours will be virtual


Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2014
B.Sc. University of Toronto, 2009

Research Interests

Economic growth futures and their environmental impacts, natural resource management and conservation, mathematical modeling of human-environment systems, political polarization of environmental issues

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Please see my website for current opportunities and instructions on getting in touch.

A Note to Prospective ENVS Honors Undergraduate Students

Honors students in our lab work on data analysis and/or mathematical modeling, depending on their interests and relevant coursework. Specific research questions relate to natural resource management, endangered species conservation, or macro-scale links between economies, the environment and society. For example, a previous honors project in our group projected the implications of pessimistic economic growth forecasts for the U.S.’s 21st-century carbon emissions. For more information on our research interests, please check out our website: