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Associate Professor of Earth System Science

Marshall Burke

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Doerr School of Sustainability

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Center Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment

Marshall Burke is associate professor in the department of earth system science, a fellow at the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment, and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a co-founder of Atlas AI, a startup using satellites and machine learning to measure livelihoods. 

Professor Burke’s research focuses on the social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on measuring economic livelihoods across the developing world. His work regularly appears in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Lancet. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from UC Berkeley and a BA in international relations from Stanford.

Environment and Climate Change
Innovations in Methods and Data