BackgroundRob Hicks received his PhD from the University of Maryland and
joined the faculty of the College of William and Mary in the Fall of 2000. At the College, he is a faculty affiliate in the Environmental Science and Policy Program and the W&M Public Policy Program. Rob has been a visiting professor at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany; the Institute of Environmental Economics and World Trade, University of Hannover, Germany; and in the Center for Economic Research, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. His teaching interests include environmental economics and environmental policy. His current research focuses on environmental and natural resource economics, welfare economics, and econometrics. He is a past member of the Science Advisory Board for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce). He has served on the editorial board of Marine Resource Economics and has been awarded research support from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Commerce, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the recipient of the Alumni Fellowship Award and the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.