Jacob Harris

Ruttan Hall 240
Justin Johnson

BS - Applied Economics; BA Spanish-Portuguese Studies - University of Minnesota Twin Cities


Jacob is an Applied Economics student in the Masters of Science program at the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities). His research interests center around sustainability, GIS, geocomputation, environmental economics, climate change, and Integrative Assessment Modeling. He earned his B.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities) in 2022 as well as a B.A. in Spanish-Portuguese Studies. During his Master’s, Jacob hopes to gain experience in computational work before applying to PhD programs related to geospatial science and sustainability. 

Outside the Department of Applied Economics, Jacob works for the University of Minnesota - Office of Sustainability where he helps develop and implement the University’s 2023 Climate Action Plan. This plan establishes University targets for 2033 in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. In Spring 2024, he’ll be working as a Consulting Economist with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as they work on the State of Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework.

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Climate
  • Sustainability 
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Integrative Assessment Modeling
  • GIS
  • Geocomputing