Eli Fenichel

Eli Fenichel
Affiliated Faculty

Eli Fenichel

Knobloch Family Professor of Natural Resource Economics
Yale School of the Environment

Eli Fenichel’s research approaches natural resource management and sustainability as a portfolio management problem by considering natural resources as a form of capital. He is interested in how people can and do allocate natural resources and natural resource risks through time.  This leads to a strong interest in feedbacks among humans, ecosystems, and the management of coupled ecological-economic processes. His research is applied in a wide variety of systems including: natural capital valuation, fisheries, infectious disease, groundwater, tropical forests, and grasslands.

As of July 1, 2021,  Eli Fenichel has been working for the Biden-Harris Administration serving as Assistant Director for Natural Resource Economics and Accounting at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Curriculum vitae

Area of study 
Energy & Environment