Valuing Amazon Forest Losses JON STRAND September 24th 12:00-1:00 Marsh Hall Rotunda. Lunch will be provided. Jon Strand, a Norwegian national, is a senior research economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team. He is currently on leave from a chair as professor of economics at the University of Oslo, from where he also has his Ph.D. degree. His research focuses on environmental, climate and energy policy, and environmental and natural resource valuation, and currently leads a research project on local and regional valuation of Amazon forest losses. He has published widely in these areas, and on other topics covering labor economics, macroeconomics and public finance. He has worked as environmental economist in the International Monetary Fund, and served as consultant to various international organizations including the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank.