Agricultural Policy Analyst
Kelly Cobourn is a natural resource economist with 14 years of applied research experience exploring policy questions at the intersection of economics with diverse disciplines, including hydrology, agronomy, entomology, and social psychology. Her work addresses topics related to climate change and agriculture, such as adaptation in response to drought, invasive species spread, and water quality degradation. She is currently based in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, where she leads work on agricultural climate change adaptation and biodiversity monitoring on farmlands. She came to the OECD as Associate Professor of natural resource policy and economics in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech (USA).