Alan Randall is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University and an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney in Australia. Alan was a professor at Ohio State for 25 years, 12 of them as AEDE Department Chair, and retired in 2010. He specializes in environmental economics and policy, with particular interests in environmental risk; biodiversity, habitat and environmental sustainability; environmental regulation, monitoring, and enforcement; and the benefits and costs of environmental projects and programs. In addition, he maintains modest sidelines in environmental ethics and research methodology. After serving as Professor and Head of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Sydney in Australia, 2011-2014, he returned to central Ohio. In 2015 he began a small part-time appointment with the Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme at Ohio State.
Alan has published quite a bit, received a handful of awards and recognitions and a couple of honorary doctorates, and completed his share of funded projects and consulting assignments. He is a fellow of three professional associations and a recent president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.