PhD, MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Economics, University of Montana
Gary D. Libecap is a Distinguished Professor of Corporate Environmental Management in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA., Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Senior Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, PERC, Bozeman, Montana. He was Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, Cambridge University, Economics Faculty and Saint Catharine's College, 2010-11. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Montana. His research focuses on the role of property rights institutions in addressing the open access losses for natural resources such as fisheries and freshwater, as well as the role of water markets in encouraging efficient use and allocation.
Dr. Libecap came to the Bren School in 2006 after more than twenty years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where, in addition to teaching business, law, and economics, often in a natural resource context, he developed and directed the nation's top-ranked entrepreneurship program. His interdisciplinary focus and expertise in issues related to entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices led to his critical role in developing the Eco-Entrepreneurship focus, a joint venture between the Bren School and the School of Engineering.