RIT Professor Wins International Regional Science Award




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Rochester Institute of Technology professor Amit Batabyal, a resident of Brighton, N.Y., recently won the Moss Madden Memorial Medal, awarded by the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.

The award was given to Batabyal for his paper, “The persistence of ecological-economic systems: alternate measures and their properties,” published in Vol. 37 of the Annals of Regional Science. The medal was created to honor Moss Madden, a prominent international figure in regional science, and to recognize distinguished contributions to the regional science field.

“It's a very nice affirmation that an international jury thinks the kinds of research I am doing is quality work,” says Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at RIT.

Batabyal studies the interdisciplinary field of ecological economics and its implications. He is the author of more than 300 publications, including the books, The Economics of International Environmental Agreements, The Economics of International Trade and the Environment, and Stochastic Modeling in Range Management: Selected Essays.

Batabyal received his doctorate in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994, and his master's in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University in 1987.

To speak to Amit Batabyal, contact Susan Gawlowicz at 585-475-5061 or Susan.Gawlowicz@rit.edu.