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Email: mvanderen@eartheconomics.org
Phone: (253) 539-4801
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As an avid gardener and home-brewer, Matt thrives working with complex systems and organized design. His background in public policy and communications have paved the way for delivering complex analysis and policy recommendations to decision makers. Previously Matt was a fellow with the Environmental Protection Agency where he was one of the first researchers to incorporate property values as party of an impact analysis for Seattle stormwater overflows. Now at Earth Economics he dedicates his time to   working with partners around Western Washington to understand the social, environmental, and economic impacts of their work on their and surrounding communities. 

REcent work

2018 Field Guide: Outdoor Community Projects.” Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA. September, 2018.

"The Value of Southern Resident Killer Whales to Washington's Economy." Webinar for Governor Jay Inslee's Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force. August 16, 2018.

"A Case for Floodplains: Easements vs. Built Capital." Presentation for ASFPM Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Earth Economics. June, 2018.

"The Natural Value of Meadowdale Beach Park: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. March, 2018.

"Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: An Ecosystem Service Valuation of the Lower Skykomish and Braided Reach." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. November, 2017.

"Flood Damage in the Skykomish Watershed: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Interventions in the Lower Skykomish Reach." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. November, 2017.

 
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Education

Master of Public Policy
Georgetown University | Washington D.C.

B.A. Political Science & Communications
Seattle Pacific University | Seattle, WA