Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: BA, University of Waterloo,; MSc, Waseda University , Shinjuku Tokyo, Japan; PhD, University of Michigan;
Andrew Bell's areas of expertise is in Water, Agriculture, Migration, Agent-based modeling, Behavioral experiments
Andrew's research is focused on livelihoods decision-making and natural resource governance in rural areas, mainly in the Global South. Current projects include a large-scale trial of a Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) program for villages in rural Malawi, and a high-frequency study of access to ecosystems services in rural and urban areas in Cambodia via Android smartphone. Andrew received BASc and MASc degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo (2002) and Waseda University (2005), respectively, before completing a PhD in Natural Resource Management at the University of Michigan (2010). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University (2010-2012), and then a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, 2012-2014) before landing at NYU in 2015. Andrew has taught courses on water governance, environmental science and modeling.