Manager of the Observatory for the European Forests of EFICENT-OEF appointed
Dr. Harou started his post on 15 February. Previously Dr. Harou was a Senior Fellow with the Pinchot Institute and a visiting professor with L'École Nationale du Genie Rural des Eaux et des Foret, Nancy, France. He earned a degree in agricultural engineering at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and has Ph.D. in natural resources economics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Harou has also worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Honduras and Brazil, as a Faculty member and director of the forestry program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and for the World Bank in Operations, in the World Bank Institute (WBI) directing the environmental economics training program, and in the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the Bank.
He has researched the forestry incentives systems in EU countries at Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, and consulted for international organizations, banks, and firms. He has written numerous (more than 100) publications on natural and forestry resources and environmental economics and contributed to several books on the subjects.
More information: Risto Päivinen, Director, EFI
Andreas Schuck, Head of Office, Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for the European Forests, EFICENT-OEF
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