Trudy Ann Cameron most recently held the Raymond F. Mikesell Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Oregon. She has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Oregon’s Program in Environmental Studies. Professor Cameron joined the University of Oregon faculty in December of 2001, having been previously an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Economics at UCLA between 1985 and 2001. She remains active as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Oregon.
Professor Cameron served as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) during 2007 and 2008 and as past-president during 2008 and 2009. She has previously been a member of the Board of Directors and vice-president of that organization. She has also served as a member the Board of Directors for the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) and for the Western Economic Association International (WEAI). Professor Cameron also served three consecutive three-year appointments to the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future (RFF), concluding in 2018.
She has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. She has served on the Editorial Boards of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, as an Advisory Editor for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and as a member of the Editorial Committee for the Annual Review of Resource Economics.
In addition to her academic appointment, Professor Cameron has served in a policy advising capacity on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, both on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as chair of the of the U.S. EPA’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis. (The “Council” was a committee of the Agency’s Science Advisory Board that monitored the EPA’s congressionally mandated benefit-cost analysis of the Clean Air Act.)
In terms of professional recognition, Professor Cameron was selected as a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) in 2011, as a Fellow of the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association (CREEA/ACERE) in 2021, as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2022 (for Social, Economic & Political Sciences), and as a Fellow of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) in 2023.
Professor Cameron authored a paper that was awarded recognition by AERE in 2022 as a Publication of Enduring Quality: “A new paradigm for valuing non-market goods using referendum data: maximum likelihood estimation by censored logistic regression,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 15 (1988), pp. 355-379. In 2013, AERE selected her paper with J.R. DeShazo for that year’s Ralph C. d’Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the organization’s official journal: “Demand for health risk reductions,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65 (1), 2013.
PhD in Economics, 1982
BA (Hons) in Economics, 1977
University of British Columbia
Research to assess support for carbon pricing programs with different attributes
COVID-related research to assess willingness to pay for measures to protect public health.
Measuring people’s willingness to pay for environmental health risk reductions
I switched to Professor Emeritus status as of July 1, 2021. Thus I am not currently scheduled for any classroom teaching.