Frank Convery is Director of the Environmental Systems Institute at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to taking up his post at UCD, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Duke University, USA.
Frank Convery was educated at University College Dublin (UCD) and the State University of New York and has degrees in forestry and resource economics.
Prior to taking up his post at UCD, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Duke University, USA and Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland.
Frank Convery is active on a number of EU wide investigations and bodies, including membership of the Science Committee of the European Environment Agency and Vice President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
He has written extensively on resource and environmental economics issues with particular reference to agriculture, forestry, energy, minerals, land use, urbanisation, environment and development in developing countries.
At present, his research relates to European Union Environmental Policy with particular reference to the use, potential and effectiveness of market-based instruments.