Rabia Ahmed

Senior Economist

Rabia Ahmed is an environmental and development economist with over 14 years of experience internationally in community and social assessment, policy and regulatory economics, economic modeling, survey design and analysis, water and natural resource economics, and litigation support. She has extensive experience in conducting socioeconomic and environmental justice impact analyses for National Environmental Policy Act…

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Who is Rabia Ahmed?

Rabia Ahmed is an environmental and development economist with over 14 years of experience internationally in community and social assessment, policy and regulatory economics, economic modeling, survey design and analysis, water and natural resource economics, and litigation support. She has extensive experience in conducting socioeconomic and environmental justice impact analyses for National Environmental Policy Act projects. At the international level, she has worked directly with communities in many countries, and has been involved in a number of environmental and social impact assessments. She has also conducted studies on the economic impacts, costs, and benefits of critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act, focusing on impacts of such designations on commercial, governmental, and private activities.

Ms. Ahmed specializes in understanding the links between environmental impacts and how these translate into economic and social effects. She has assisted with cost-benefit analyses, Natural Resource Damage Assessments, ecosystem service valuations, and analyses of regulatory impacts. She is also well-versed in water laws and water markets in the U.S., and has expertise in conducting water demand analysis, valuation of ground and surface water, assessment of water rights, water supply security analyses, and water rights applications processes. Ms. Ahmed has many years of experience in survey design, implementation, and participatory research methods, as well as in conducting public outreach using focus group discussions and open-ended questionnaires. Her quantitative background includes statistical analyses, including linear regression, using a variety of software packages. She currently serves on the boards of Women in Environment and the American Water Resources Association—Washington Section.

Education

Master of Science in Economics, Portland State University

 

Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy Economics, Portland State University

 

Master of Science in Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University

 

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics, Punjab University

 

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