Michail Fragkias, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Internship Coordinator and Associate Professor
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Michail Fragkias, Ph.D., is an applied economist and interdisciplinary social scientist working broadly on issues of urbanization, land use, and the environment. He is chair, internship coordinator and associate professor in the Department of Economics at Boise State University‘s College of Business and Economics. He is also the director of the Business Research and Economic Development Center at the College. He researches issues of urban and regional economic development, land-use change, urban spatial structure dynamics, and the environment.
He has served as a lead author in large scientific assessment reports including the UN-CBD Cities and Biodiversity Outlook and the 3rd National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program. He is also a Contributing Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. Between November of 2006 and August of 2012, he served as the executive officer of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) – an IHDP Core Project, hosted by the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. From September 2003 to September 2006, he was a Postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy (CESP), then housed at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. CESP is now part of the university’s Woods Institute for the Environment. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University.
Ph.D. – Clark University
BA – National University of Athens
Microeconomics, Sustainability, Econometrics, Regional Economics
Fragkias, M. and Boone, C.G., (2017), Modern political economy, global environmental change and urban sustainability transitions, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 22, 63–68
Güneralp, B., Zhou, Y., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Gupta, M., Yu, S., Patel, P., Fragkias, M., Li, X. Seto, K.C. (2017), Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (34), 8945–8950.
Fragkias, M., Lobo, J., Seto, K.C., (2017), A comparison of nighttime lights data for urban energy research: Insights from scaling analysis in the US system of cities, Environment and Planning B, 44 (6), 1077–1096.
Fragkias, M. (2016) Urbanization, economic growth and sustainability, The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, Seto, K.C., Solecki, W. and Grifith, C.A. (Eds), RoutlegdeBoone, C. and Fragkias, M. (Eds), (2013), Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking urban ecology, environmental justice and global environmental change, Springer Verlag
Elmqvist, T., Fragkias, M., Goodness, J., Guneralp, B., Marcotullio, P., McDonald, R., Parnell, S., Schewenius, M., Sendstad, M., Seto, K.C., Wilkinson, K. (Eds.), (2013), Global urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services, Springer Verlag
Fragkias, M., Lobo, J., Strumsky, D., Seto, K.C., 2013, Does size matter? Scaling of CO2 emissions and U.S. urban areas, PLoS ONE
Heinrichs, D., Fragkias, M., K. Krellenberg, 2013 Urban responses to climate change: theories and governance practice in cities of the global South, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(6), 1865-78.
Seto, K.C., Sanchez-Rodriguez, R. and M. Fragkias, 2010, The new geography of contemporary urbanization and the environment, Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources, 35, 167-194