Dr. Jason Scorse
CBE Director & Lead Non-market Economist
Jason Scorse received his PhD in Environmental Economics
& Policy at UC-Berkeley under Michael Hanemann and Ann
Harrison. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the
International Environmental Policy Program at the
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Professor Scorse
is also the Director of the
Center for the Blue Economy, the parent program of the NOEP.
Dr. Scorse has
published articles in American Economic Review, California
Management Review, and for books published by the Brookings
Institution and Routledge Press. His book, What Environmentalists
Need to Know About Economics, was released in 2010.
Professor Scorse also sits on the board of the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary Research Activities Panel and
The Otter Project.
Dr. Scorse's CV
Dr. Judith T. Kildow
Director Emeritus of NOEP
Dr. Judith Kildow is founder and Director of the
National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP)
in the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of
International Studies at Monterey, California.
Her research bridges science, economics and policy, identifying
how economic activities and ocean changes affect each other and
influence policies. She spent 25+ years on the faculty at MIT,
in the Department of OceanEngineering, was Senior Social
Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,
James W. Rote Distinguished Professor, California State
University Monterey Bay, Research Faculty/Senior Fellow at
Harvard University, University of Southern California and
University of Vermont. Dr. Kildow has an AB in Political
Science from Grinnell College and a PhD. in International
Relations and Science Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy, Tufts University. She was a member of The Presidential
Commission, NACOA, has served on National Academy of Sciences boards
and committees, on federal and state government, corporate and
editorial boards, and has published and lectured widely in the
fields of coastal and ocean policy and economics. More recently,
she has given talks in China, Korea, Italy, Ireland, France and
England, and throughout the US, about the value of oceans and
coasts and the high risks from climate change impacts to our
shores. Her current focus is the importance of the Arctic to
understanding the economics of climate change.
Publications, lectures and awards can be found on her longer CV —
Dr. Kildow's CV
Dr. Charles S. Colgan
Lead Market Economist
Charles S. Colgan is currently the Director of Research and Editor in Chief
for the Center of the Blue Economy, NOEP's parent organization. He
was a founding member of NOEP and developed the methodologies and
algorythms for the ocean and coastal economies. He is also the author
and coauthor for most of NOEP's research papers.
Dr. Colgan was formerly a Professor of Public Policy and Management in the
Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University
of Southern Maine, the Chair of the Muskie School’s
PhD Program in Public Policy and a Senior Research
Associate in the USM Center for Business and Economic Research. His
long term economic forecasts are used by the Maine Department of
Transportation and the Economic Development Districts of Maine.
Prior to joining the University of Southern Maine, he served
in the Maine State Planning Office, was State Economist, and
Director of Natural Resource and Economic Policy. He received his
B.A.from Colby College and received his Ph.D. in economic history
from the University of Maine.
NOEP Data Manager
Pat Johnston joined NOEP as the Information Systems Manager
in December 2003 with decades of I.T. experience. For the past 20 years, he
has specialized in data analysis and internet information systems based on relational
databases and client server technologies.
He has been a consultant with major Silicon Valley computer manufacturers
including Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, designing and building
interactive information systems. Prior to his consulting business,
Pat was a programmer and information systems specialist for Stanford
University and Santa Rosa Junior College, and taught classes at local
Mr. Johnston received his B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics
from the University of West Florida with a minor in
Psychology. After a few years as a teacher and juvenile
counselor, he continued his education in data processing and
computer science at U.C. Berkeley and community colleges.