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Catherine L. Kling

Resource and Environmental Policy

Professor of Economics

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Catherine L. Kling
Iowa State University
568D Heady Hall
518 Farmhouse Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1070
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Cathy Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a professor of economics, has served as the director of CARD since July 2013, after having served many years as the division head of CARD's Resource and Environmental Policy Division. She received a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland. In her work at CARD, Kling is undertaking research to examine how agricultural practices affect water quality, wildlife, soil carbon content, and greenhouse gases.

Kling is married to Terry Alexander, also an economist at Iowa State, and they have two children, Danny and Maggie. She spends her time away from CARD attending her children's activities, gardening, and participating in outdoor activities.