Edward B. Barbier is the John S Bugas Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming. His main expertise is natural resource and development economics as well as the interface between economics and ecology. He has served as a consultant and policy analyst for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the World Bank and the OECD. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, written or edited 22 books, and published in popular journals. He is consistently ranked among the top 15 cited environmental economists globally (https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.env.html), and Google Scholar lists him as currently having over 35,000 citations with 15,000 since 2011. Barbier was elected a 2015 Fellow of the Association of Environmentl and Resource Economists.