Lauren Knapp, Ph.D.

  • Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Lauren Knapp holds a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training with 4 years of professional experience and 210+ citations on peer-reviewed publications. By training, she is an environmental economist and employs various methods from cost-benefit analysis to ecosystem services valuation and stated preference estimation. On contract to NOAA’s OCM, she helps on efforts to value marine economies, train local communities on how to use economics to inform their decision-making, capture benefit data for natural coastal infrastructure, comprehensively value U.S. coral reefs, and use economics to inform other related efforts.


  • Economic Valuation and Guidance for Ports and Port Projects

    Following up on our hugely successful webinar, Kate and Lauren will provide attendees with a shortened economic guidance training with specific focus on sourcing economic data and providing examples helpful in conducting economic valuation for ports specifically.