Justin Baker is an associate professor of Forest Resource Economics at NC State University and director of the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium. His research focuses on the application of economic models for policy analysis, with an emphasis land use, bioenergy, and climate policy. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University. He is a faculty affiliate with NC State’s Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy, and the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Baker is a guest researcher affiliation at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.