Dr. Mark ELDER
Mark Elder is Principal Researcher and Senior Coordinator in the
Programme Management Office at the Institute for Global Environmental
Strategies (IGES) in Japan. He has led various research projects on
environmental and sustainability governance issues including:
sustainable development goals, Rio+20 institutional framework for
sustainable development, transboundary air pollution, regional
environmental cooperation in East Asia, economic integration,
biofuels, and local governance. Before joining IGES in 2006, he was
Assistant Professor of Political Economy and International Relations
at Michigan State University. He received a Ph.D. in political science
from the Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
Environmental policy and governance, sustainable development goals, international cooperation on air pollution, economic integration/trade and environment, green economy, political economy and sustainable development.
- Ph.D. in Political Science, Department of Government, Harvard University
- A.B. in Economics and Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign