Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. David Yoskowitz

An Outstanding Islander

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Socio-Economic Expert
Dr. David Yoskowitz has witnessed the negative effects that increasing population, climate change and economic uncertainty can have on natural resources. The Harte Research Institute (HRI) Endowed Research Professor for Socio-Economics and professor of Economics in the College of Business arrived at the Island University in 2002 from Texas A&M International University. Yoskowitz, who has conducted field work in Latin America, is in charge of the HRI's Socio-Economics Group. He and his group conduct research spanning numerous environmental and economic issues impacting the Gulf of Mexico region. His team is working to integrate socio-economic values into the environmental decision-making process for the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, Yoskowitz is involved with several projects which include the "Socio-Economic Impact of Sea Level Rise in Galveston Bay," "The Evaluation of Ecosystem Services of Coastal Habitats" and "The Economic Impact of Climate Change in Texas." The expert for the Environmental Protection Agency's Ecosystem Services Research Program Tampa Bay Project is a member of the International Society for Ecological Economics. In addition, he teaches three courses each semester through the College of Business. His research has been included in many presentations, reports, books and national and international publications. He has received numerous grants, is a member of several professional councils and has sat on several University committees.

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