Dr. Van Butsic

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY

REMOTE SENSING

Dr. Van Butsic is an interdisciplinary scientist who uses tools from economics, remote sensing, and land system science to conduct quantitative research to understand how land use and environmental policy impacts both humans and nature. Currently, much of his work focuses on using big data and quasi-experimental econometric techniques to quantify causal effects of policy by building valid counterfactual scenarios. At Berkeley, he is the Co-director of the Cannabis Research Center and an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. He has a BS from Reed College in Economics, and an M.S in Agricultural Economics and PhD in Forestry, both from the University of Wisconsin.

University of California, Berkeley