Fields: Economics of climate change, ag sustainability, food systems analysis and sustainability, non-market valuation. Interest in carbon sequestration; integrated policy analysis and tradeoff assessment; integrating science and economics in addressing issues of sustainable agricultural policies, and gender and diversity issues in STEM disciplines.
Dr. Capalbo is Professor of Applied Economics at Oregon State University (2008-current), Department Head from 2008-2016 and most recently Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (2016-2021). She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis. Her previous appointments include Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at Montana State University-Bozeman, Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a visiting ADVANCE Fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Capalbo has served as Chair of the Steering Committee for the OSU’s Strategic Plans (SP3.0 and SP4.0) and for Vision 2030 and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR). She is currently a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities ( NWCCU). Her research focuses on valuing the nonmarket benefits of public goods and services, ecosystem services, agricultural productivity and sustainability, climate change and food systems research.