Robert Heilmayr is an Assistant Professor of environmental and ecological economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Environmental Studies Program, and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Heilmayr combines approaches from economics, geography, and ecology to explore the way society uses and governs natural resources. Heilmayr’s current research focus is on the impact of non-state policies to end deforestation. Heilmayr received his B.A. in Environment, Economics, and Politics from Claremont McKenna College, his M.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.