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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

Because Matt has two offices, students should email Matt to request an appointment.


  • 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: www.mattgburgess.ca/research.