Daniel A. Hagen received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing his undergraduate degree, he studied at the University of Oslo in Norway before returning to Berkeley to complete his Ph.D. Professor Hagen joined Western's faculty in 1988. His teaching and research focuses on environmental and resource economics, and on international trade. Professor Hagen has published articles and technical reports on a wide range of topics, including the valuation of environmental amenities. His work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Land Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Environmental and Resource Economics. His research on environmental valuation has been cited in numerous textbooks. Professor Hagen has received CBE research awards on five occasions, and was recently named the 2010 Distinguished Research Fellow. He has served as a consultant to a number of public agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private firms.