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Michail Fragkias, PhD

Associate Professor
michailfragkias@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-3308 • Mail Stop: 1620
Office Number: MBEB 3208

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Michail Fragkias, PhD, is an applied economist and interdisciplinary social scientist working broadly on issues of urbanization, land use and the environment. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Boise State University‘s College of Business and Economics. He is also the director of the Business Research and Economic Development Center at the College. He researches issues of urban and regional economic development, land use change, urban spatial structure dynamics and the environment.

He has served as a lead author in large scientific assessment reports including the UN-CBD Cities and Biodiversity Outlook and the 3rd National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program. He is also a Contributing Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. Between November of 2006 and August of 2012, he served as the executive officer of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) – an IHDP Core Project, hosted by the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. From September 2003 to September 2006, he was a Postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy (CESP), then housed at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. CESP is now part of the university’s Woods Institute for the Environment. He holds a PhD in Economics from Clark University.

Education

  • PhD - Clark University, BA - National University of Athens

Teaching Areas

  • Microeconomics, Sustainability, Econometrics, Regional Economics

Featured Publications

  • Boone, C. and Fragkias, M. (Eds), (2013), Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking urban ecology, environmental justice and global environmental change, Springer Verlag
  • Elmqvist, T., Fragkias, M., Goodness, J., Guneralp, B., Marcotullio, P., McDonald, R., Parnell, S., Schewenius, M., Sendstad, M., Seto, K.C., Wilkinson, K. (Eds.), (2013), Global urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services, Springer Verlag
  • Fragkias, M., Lobo, J., Strumsky, D., Seto, K.C., 2013, Does size matter? Scaling of CO2 emissions and U.S. urban areas, PLoS ONE
  • Heinrichs, D., Fragkias, M., K. Krellenberg, 2013 Urban responses to climate change: theories and governance practice in cities of the global South, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(6), 1865-78.
  • Seto, K.C., Sanchez-Rodriguez, R. and M. Fragkias, 2010, The new geography of contemporary urbanization and the environment, Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources, 35, 167-194

Current Courses: Fall 2017

CourseRoom & Times
ECON 341-1: Quant Methods in Economics
[ECON 341-1 syllabus]