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Andrew F. Seidl, PhD.


Professor Agricultural and Resource Economics

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-7071   Office: B309 Andrew G. Clark

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Areas of Interest

 Biodiversity financeInternational developmentNatural resource and environmental policyNatural resource-based community economic developmentPrivate lands conservation


Andy’s work focuses on natural resource-based economic development. He employs economic approaches to help decision makers identify, quantify and capture the wealth of nature. Dr. Seidl has been Professor & Public Policy Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University since 1997. He has been Senior Technical Advisor to the UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (2015) since 2015, directly supporting Brazil, Belize, Fiji, Indonesia and Malaysia. From 2009-12, Seidl was Head, Global Economics Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), based in Switzerland. Previously, Andy was Natural Resource Economist at the Brazilian Center for Agricultural Research in the Pantanal (CPAP-EMBRAPA) in Brazil, and Commodity Analyst at the FAO in Rome, Italy. Dr. Seidl holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, USA.