Professor of Economics
Randall Kramer is the Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health in the Nicholas School of the Environment and deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute.
Before coming to Duke in 1988, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN--The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. He was named Duke University's Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004.
Kramer's research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently conducting a study on the effects of human land use decisions on biodiversity, infectious disease transmission and human health in rural Madagascar. Recent research projects have used decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa. He has also conducted research on health systems strengthening, economic valuation of lives saved from air pollution reduction. and the role of ecosystems services in protecting human health.
- Ph.D., University of California at Davis 1980
- M.E., North Carolina State University 1976
- A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1975
Khandekar, Eeshan, Randall Kramer, Abdullah S. Ali, Abdul-Wahid Al-Mafazy, Joseph R. Egger, Sara LeGrand, Humphrey R. Mkali, Michael McKay, and Jeremiah M. Ngondi. “Evaluating Response Time in Zanzibar's Malaria Elimination Case-Based Surveillance-Response System..” The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100, no. 2 (February 2019): 256–63. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0546. Full Text
Cole, J. C., J. B. McDonald, X. Wen, and R. A. Kramer. “Marketing energy efficiency: perceived benefits and barriers to home energy efficiency.” Energy Efficiency 11, no. 7 (October 1, 2018): 1811–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-018-9614-z. Full Text
Simmons, Ryan A., Leonard Mboera, Marie Lynn Miranda, Alison Morris, Gillian Stresman, Elizabeth L. Turner, Randall Kramer, Chris Drakeley, and Wendy P. O’Meara. “A longitudinal cohort study of malaria exposure and changing serostatus in a malaria endemic area of rural Tanzania..” Malar J 16, no. 1 (August 2, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-017-1945-2. Full Text
Pattanayak, S. K., R. A. Kramer, and J. R. Vincent. “Ecosystem change and human health: implementation economics and policy..” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 372, no. 1722 (June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0130. Full Text
Bartlett, John A., Sarah Cao, Blandina Mmbaga, Xu Qian, Michael Merson, and Randall Kramer. “Partnership Conference..” Ann Glob Health 83, no. 3–4 (May 2017): 630–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2017.08.002. Full Text
Brown, Z. S., and R. A. Kramer. “Preference Heterogeneity in the Structural Estimation of Efficient Pigovian Incentives for Insecticide Spraying to Reduce Malaria.” Environmental and Resource Economics, January 18, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-017-0115-x. Full Text
Miteva, D. A., R. A. Kramer, Z. S. Brown, and M. D. Smith. “Spatial patterns of market participation and resource extraction: Fuelwood collection in Northern Uganda.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99, no. 4 (January 1, 2017): 1008–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aax027. Full Text
McDonald, S. L., R. L. Lewison, S. E. Roady, R. J. Kramer, D. Rigling-Gallagher, and A. J. Read. “Comparing stakeholder perceptions with empirical outcomes from negotiated rulemaking policies: Is participant satisfaction a proxy for policy success?.” Marine Policy 73 (November 1, 2016): 224–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.08.013. Full Text
Rahman, Rifat, Adriane Lesser, Leonard Mboera, and Randall Kramer. “Cost of microbial larviciding for malaria control in rural Tanzania..” Tropical Medicine & International Health : Tm & Ih 21, no. 11 (November 2016): 1468–75. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12767. Full Text
Brown, Z. S., R. A. Kramer, D. Ocan, and C. Oryema. “Household perceptions and subjective valuations of indoor residual spraying programmes to control malaria in northern Uganda..” Infectious Diseases of Poverty 5, no. 1 (October 6, 2016): 100–113.
Xia, Z. G., L. Zhang, J. Feng, M. Li, X. Y. Feng, L. H. Tang, S. Q. Wang, et al. “Feasibility and Roadmap Analysis for Malaria Elimination in China.” In Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People’s Republic of China, edited by X. N. Zhou, R. Kramer, and W. Z. Yang, 86:1–360. Elsevier, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800869-0.12001-3. Full Text
Kramer, R., Z. G. Xia, L. Zhang, J. Feng, M. Li, X. Y. Feng, L. H. Tang, et al. “Lessons from Malaria Control to Elimination: Case Study in Hainan and Yunnan Provinces.” In Malaria Control and Elimination Program in the People’s Republic of China, edited by X. N. Zhou, R. Kramer, and W. Z. Yang, 86:1–360. Elsevier, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800869-0.12001-3. Full Text
Kramer, R., A. Jenkins, and A. Lesser. “The role of ecosystem service payments in achieving conservation goals: Attitudes among farm operators.” In Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues and Case Studies, 395–411, 2014. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781955161.00032. Full Text
Kramer, Randall, Ning Xiao, and Xiao-Nong Zhou. “Preface. Malaria control and elimination programme in the People’s Republic of China.,” 86:xvii–xxi, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800869-0.22001-5. Full Text
Kramer, R. A., E. O. Sills, and S. K. Pattanayak. “National parks as conservation and development projects: Gauging local support.” In Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges, 113–32, 2012. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781849770859. Full Text
Kramer, R., Thomas P. Holmes, and Michelle Haefele. “Using Contingent Valuation to Estimate the Value of Forest Ecosystem Protection.” In Forests in a Market Economy, edited by Erin O. Sills and Karen Lee Abt. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. Open Access Copy
Kramer, R., Jeff Langholz, and NIck Salafsky. “The Role of the Private Sector in Protected Area Establishment and Management.” In Making Parks Work: Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature, edited by John Terborgh, Carel van Schaik, Lisa Davenport, and Madhu Rao, 335–51. Island Press, 2002. Open Access Copy
Biscoe, M. L., C. M. Mutero, and R. A. Kramer. “DDT USE FOR MALARIA CONTROL IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: PERSPECTIVES, POLITICS, AND POLICY.” In Epidemiology, 16:S131–32. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2005. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001648-200509000-00332. Full Text
SHYAMSUNDAR, P., and R. A. KRAMER. “THE OPPORTUNITY COSTS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS OF ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL-PARK IN MADAGASCAR.” In American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 76:1254–1254. AMER AGR ECON ASSN, 1994.
SHYAMSUNDAR, P., and R. A. KRAMER. “DOES CONTINGENT VALUATION WORK IN NONMARKET ECONOMIES.” In American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 75:1309–1309. AMER AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOC, 1993.
PARKS, P. J., and R. A. KRAMER. “FARMERS PARTICIPATION IN WETLANDS RESTORATION PROGRAMS.” In American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 75:1303–1303. AMER AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOC, 1993.
ZHU, M. K., D. B. TAYLOR, and R. A. KRAMER. “A CHANCE-CONSTRAINED PROGRAMMING ANALYSIS OF SOIL CONSERVATION - AN EXAMINATION OF THE NORMALITY ASSUMPTION.” In American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72:1361–1361. AMER AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOC, 1990.
Kramer, R., and R. Simanjuntak, S. “Human Migration and Resource use in Sulawesi Fishing Communities,” Vol. 2, n.d. Open Access Copy
Biscoe, Melanie L., Yaroslav A., Yaroslav A. Mutero, Clifford M., and R. Kramer. “Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.” Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. International Water Management Institute, 2005. Open Access Copy
Duke University Program in Environmental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2024
One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2013 to 2019
Duke University Program in Environmental Health awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Mentor). 2013 to 2019
Application of Integrated Strategy with Community-based Approaches and Strengthening Health System to Control Malaria Effectively in the Southern Tanzania awarded by National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017
Implementation Science to Optimize Malaria Vector Control and Disease Management awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Reconciling human and natural systems for the equitable provision of ecosystem services awarded by National Science Foundation (Collaborator). 2009 to 2013
Developing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Curriculum in Global Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Course Faculty). 2008 to 2012
Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship - Career in Transportation awarded by Department of Transportation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010
Doctoral Dissertation Research:"Estimating the Costs of an Epidemiological Externality: Malaria Control in Uganda" awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010
Biodiversity Conservation, Food Production and Poverty Alleviation in Post-conflict Uganda: Developing a Policy Relevant awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010