Director and Economics Fellow
Dr. Nejem Raheem serves as an environmental economics fellow at CSE and has worked on CSE projects analyzing the economic impacts of infrastructure development in arctic Alaska. Nejem is an assistant professor of economics at Emerson College in Boston. He brings 10 years of experience as an environmental economist to Emerson. His expertise is in teaching and economic analysis of natural resource and environmental issues, with a focus on ecosystem services and traditional or indigenous economies. He has recently worked as a senior lecturer in economics at Kinship Conservation Fellows, and senior economist at the Center for Sustainable Economy and Global Conservation Assistance.
He is currently working on several ecosystem service valuation projects in California and Labrador, Canada. He has researched and written reports for clients addressing marine and terrestrial ecosystem conservation and novel approaches to conservation using economic approaches. He also works as a consultant with Social Enterprise Associates.
He has presented his work at international research and conservation NGOs, and U.S. conferences including IUCN, SCB, WRSA, and Auburn University’s Urban-Rural Interfaces Conference. His published work includes articles in peer-reviewed journals and newsletter contributions on the topic of economics and biodiversity for the Society for Conservation Biology. Raheem graduated from Bennington College and holds a PhD in economics from the University of New Mexico, where he received a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award and a Title VI FLAS Award. He grew up in Nepal, Bangladesh, and the United States.