Don Coursey

Graduate school of public policy, University of Chicago

Don Coursey is an experimental economist whose research seeks reliable measures of preferences and monetary values for public goods, such as environmental quality.

Coursey’s research has focused on comparisons of demand for international environmental quality, environmental legislation in the United States, and public preferences for environmental outcomes relative to other social and economic goals.

Coursey recently led an investigation of environmental equity in Chicago by examining the relationship between the location of older, hazardous industrial sites and the racial composition of the surrounding neighborhoods.

He has received the Burlington-Northern Foundation Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching; the Greater St. Louis Award for Excellence in University Teaching; and the John M. Olin School of Business Teacher of the Year Award in 1989 and 1990.