George Frisvold

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

George Frisvold is an investigator with the Institute of the Environment's Climate Assessment for the Southwest project (CLIMAS). He joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1997. He has been a visiting scholar at India's National Institute of Rural Development, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and chief of the Resource and Environmental Policy Branch of USDA's Economic Research Service. In 1995-96, Dr. Frisvold served on the Senior staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers with responsibility for agricultural, natural resource, and international trade issues. His research interests include the economics of climate change adaptation and mitigation, water resources, renewable energy, agricultural R&D, technology adoption, and agricultural biotechnology.  He has co-edited two collected volumes:  Global Environmental Change and Agriculture (with Betsey Kuhn) and Adaptation and Resilience: The Economics of Climate-Water-Energy Challenges in the Arid Southwest (with Bonnie Colby).