Valuing Natural Capital’s Contribution to Economic Well-Being Government budgets are allocated according to the strength of political and economic arguments. Economic arguments to support public policy and investment in natural capital and ecosystem services are often weak due to the complexities involved in valuing these life support systems, especially in the terms that … [Read more...] about Developing Tools for Valuing Natural Capital’s Contribution to Economic Well-Being: OPEN IEEM
Kenneth J Bagstad
Dr. Ken Bagstad is a Research Economist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, CO. His primary interests are in ecosystem service modeling and natural capital accounting; he has collaborated with the World Bank and more recently with IDB to link IEEM to ecosystem service models. Ken has led applications of ARIES and other ecosystem services modeling tools in diverse contexts in the U.S. and globally.