Dr. Perrings' research interests in environmental, resource, and ecological economics include the modeling of dynamical ecological-economic systems, the management of environmental public goods under uncertainty, and the environmental implications of economic development. His applied research focuses on the economics of biodiversity change, and on freshwater and marine resources. He is a past president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, a society formed to bring together the insights of the ecological and economic sciences to aid understanding and management of environmental problems. He co-chairs the ecoSERVICES Core Project of Diversitas, the international program of biodiversity science, and is a member of the Earth Systems Science Partnership. At ASU he directs the ecoSERVICES Group. Dr. Perrings teaches courses in sustainable resource allocation, biodiversity and ecosystem services, intellectual issues (IGERT), and the economics of natural-resource systems.
Henry Chapman Fellow, University of London, 1982
PhD, Economic History, University of London, 1976
BA, University of London, 1973
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2013. The value of water-related amenities in an arid city: The case of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Landscape and Urban Planning 109(1):45-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.10.008. (link)
Maliszewski, P., E. K. Larson and C. K. Perrings. 2013. Valuing the reliability of electrical power infrastructure: A two-stage hedonic approach. Urban Studies 50(1):72-87. DOI: 10.1177/0042098012450482. (link)
Maliszewski, P. J., E. K. Larson and C. K. Perrings. 2012. Environmental determinants of unscheduled residential outages in the electrical power distribution of Phoenix, Arizona. Reliability Engineering & System Safety 99:161-171. (link)
Kinzig, A. P., C. K. Perrings, F. S. Chapin III, S. Polasky, V. K. Smith, D. Tilman and B. L. Turner II. 2011. Paying for ecosystem services—promise and peril. Science 334:603-604. DOI: 10.1126/science.1210297. (link)
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2008. Valuing the environment in metropolitan Phoenix. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
Kapoor, M. L., A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2007. The CAP LTER ecosystem services assessment: Preliminary findings and next steps. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)
Kapoor, M. L., A. P. Kinzig and C. K. Perrings. 2006. The CAP LTER ecosystem services assessment: An interdisciplinary pilot study. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
Redman, C. L., C. K. Perrings, L. Murphy, B. L. Shears and L. H. Kuby. 2006. School of Sustainability: A new approach to education. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.
Larson, E. K. and C. K. Perrings. 2008. Valuing the environment in metropolitan Phoenix: A hedonic pricing approach. Presentation at the February 1 meeting of Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Science Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe.
Perrings, C. K. 2007. Sustainability in coupled social-ecological systems: Integrating ecological and economic science for the management of global change. San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Presentation at the August 6-10, 2007 Ecological Restoration in a Changing World at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America held with the Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.
Perrings, C. K., E. K. Larson and P. J. Maliszewski. 2011. Valuing the resilience of the electrical power infrastructure. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition IEEE/PES, 20-23 March 2011, Phoenix, AZ. (link)