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Marshall Burke

  • Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
  • Associate Professor of Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Center on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(650) 721-2203 (voice)

Biography

Marshall Burke is the deputy director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, along with a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa. His work has appeared in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford.

publications

Journal Articles
July 2021

Historical warming has increased U.S. crop insurance losses

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Journal Articles
March 2021

Using satellite imagery to understand and promote sustainable development

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Journal Articles
January 2021

Contribution of historical precipitation change to US flood damages

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In The News

Amichai Magen, Marshall Burke, Didi Kuo, Larry Diamond, and Michael McFaul onstage for a panel discussion at Stanford's 2023 Reunion and Homecoming
Commentary

At Reunion Homecoming, FSI Scholars Offer Five Policy Recommendations for the Biden Administration

FSI scholars offer their thoughts on what can be done to address political polarization in the United States, tensions between Taiwan and China, climate change, the war in Ukraine, and the Israel-Hamas war.
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