My Work

I (Marc Jeuland) am an Associate Professor holding primary appointments in the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University, and secondary affiliations with the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Pratt School of Engineering. I also hold research affiliations with the Institute of Water Policy at the National University of Singapore and the Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut (RWI) – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. My research interests include nonmarket valuation, water and sanitation, environmental health, energy and development, the planning and management of trans-boundary water resources and the impacts and economics of climate change (Click here for a narrative summary of my research interests). I teach several courses at Duke University including Economics of the Public Sector, Economic Analysis and Evaluation for Public Health and Environment, Water Cooperation and Conflict, and Global Environmental Health.

My main office is in the Sanford School of Public Policy (Rubenstein 188). To reach me, email marc.jeuland[at]

Recent or Active Research Projects by Theme (or location)

Systems analysis, especially of the hydroeconomics of transboundary river systems


Technology adoption and characterization of demand for environmental & health improvements in developing countries

(e.g., water/sanitation, improved cookstoves)

Analysis of the impacts (costs and benefits) of environmental health and quality interventions


My research in the domain of environment and development has mostly focused on South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and includes a mix of micro-level household surveys and experimental or quasi-experimental studies, and systems level modeling, especially to understand the impacts and robustness of water resources projects in transboundary river systems. Besides working with other academics, I collaborate often with researchers and practitioners working in organizations such as the World Bank, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC).

Prior to my graduate studies and work at UNC-Chapel Hill, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where I designed and monitored construction of a pilot wastewater treatment system and trained management personnel at the plant’s managing firm. I earned a B.S. in engineering from Swarthmore College.

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