School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University
Dr. Charles Krusekopf is head of the master’s in environment and management program of Royal Roads University School of Environment and Sustainability and has been a member of its core faculty member since 2005.
Charles was assistant professor of economics at Austin College in Sherman, Texas from 1999-2004. His research focus is common property grazing land in Mongolia and China and economic development in Mongolia. In 2004, Charles taught international trade at the Mongolian National University on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Charles grew up in Midland, Texas which is located in the heart of the Permian Basin oilfield. He travelled extensively in the late 1980s, experiencing martial law in China after the Tiananmen Square protest, witnessing the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and even got the opportunity to swing a sledgehammer at the Berlin Wall in 1989.
He has done fieldwork in China focused on institutions of land tenure and agriculture. Along the way he worked for Fortune Magazine in New York and while in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and in Mongolia for the U. S. Embassy, and as a consultant on economic development with international organizations such as the World Bank and the Soros Foundation.
Executive director for the American Center for Mongolian Studies
• Carbon trading markets and systems
• Environmental economics
• Economic ethics
• International trade
• Economic development, land and agriculture
• China and Mongolia