Hebin Lin

Impact and Economic Evaluator

Hebin is iCASP’s Impact and Economic Evaluator responsible for assessing and communicating the various socio-economic impacts of iCASP and its component projects. With a multidisciplinary background in ecological economics, environmental policy and public administration, she has used elements from New Institutional Economics to develop the institutional framework of Payments for Improving Ecosystem Services at the Watershed-scale (PIES-W), which has been applied to catchment management programmes in Africa, Asia and North America with significant success.

Hebin completed her doctorate at Japan’s Kyoto University and subsequently worked as a researcher in Japan, and as an economist and a revenue forecaster for two state governments in the United States before joining iCASP.