• Plenary Talk
  • 8:30 | June 5, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom


Professor, Colorado State University
Senior Technical Advisor, Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)

Dr. Andrew Seidl'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 Senior Technical Advisor to the UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) since 2015. Part of the BIOFIN Global Team, Andy is directly responsible to Indonesia, Malaysia, Fiji, Belize and Brasil.He has been Professor & Public Policy Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University since 1997. 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.

Through Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright and other support, Seidl has served as a visiting scholar at a variety of academic institutions, including the University of Trento, Italy, the University of Manchester, UK, Central European University, Hungary, and the Central American Institute for Business Administration (INCAE), Costa Rica.

His recent work appears in professional journals including Ecosystem Services, Tourism Economics, Ecological Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Policy and Management, Journal of Environment and Development, and Economic Systems Research and in popular press including New Europe, the OECD Observer and World Conservation.

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.

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative