Marc A Jeuland

Marc A. Jeuland

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Marc Jeuland joined the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University in July 2010. His research interests include nonmarket valuation, water and sanitation, environmental health, energy and development, the planning and management of trans-boundary water resources and the impacts and economics of climate change.

Jeuland's recent research projects include analysis of the economic implications of climate change for water resources projects on transboundary river systems, and modeling of the costs and benefits of environmental health interventions in developing countries. He has managed a field experiment on the role of water quality information in affecting household water and hygiene behaviors in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, and conducted fieldwork on preferences for cholera vaccines in Beira, Mozambique and water treatment in peri-urban communities in Cambodia. He has also worked on evaluation of the sustainability and performance of rural water supply systems in Ghana and Bolivia.

Jeuland has worked in the past with the World Bank on projects involving economic modeling in the Ganges Basin in Asia, economic planning in the eastern Nile river basin, rural sanitation in Egypt, and wastewater reuse in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

As part of this work,Professor Jeuland recently completed an economic analysis of possible dams in the Blue Nile gorge, for the World Bank (with Dale Whittington at UNC-Chapel Hill). The report, entitled Eastern Nile Strategic Economic Assessment: A Scoping-level Economic Analysis of Multipurpose Dams in the Blue Nile Gorge, examines the economic benefits of the Renaissance Dam, as well as other dam options, to Ethiopia and the downstream riparians. Primary data collection activities were conducted in Sudan to estimate the downstream impacts. When completed, the Renaissance Dam will be 145 meters high, about one third taller than the Aswan High Dam. It will have slightly less than half of the gross storage of Aswan High Dam Reservoir, more than the annual flow at the site. After filling, the Renaissance Dam will generate about 50% more hydropower annually than the Aswan High Dam power station. The report explores some of the likely implications for basin-wide cooperation of Ethiopia’s decision to build the Renaissance Dam.

Prior to his graduate studies and work with the World Bank, Jeuland was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa, where he designed and monitored construction of a pilot wastewater treatment system and trained management personnel at the plant’s managing firm.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Rubenstein Hall, Rh 188, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-4395
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  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • B.S. Swarthmore College, 2001



Courses Taught

  • ECON 338: Economics of the Public Sector
  • ENVIRON 543S: Water Cooperation and Conflict
  • ENVIRON 563: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health and Environmental Policy
  • ICS 580S: Water Cooperation and Conflict

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Jeuland, M; Baker, J; Bartlett, R; Lacombe, G, The costs of uncoordinated infrastructure management in multi-reservoir river basins, Environmental Research Letters, vol 9 no. 10 (2014), pp. 105006-105006 [10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105006] [abs].
  • Shaheed, A; Orgill, J; Montgomery, MA; Jeuland, MA; Brown, J, Why "improved" water sources are not always safe., Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol 92 no. 4 (2014), pp. 283-289 [10.2471/blt.13.119594] [abs].
  • Jeuland, M; Whittington, D, Water resources planning under climate change: Assessing the robustness of real options for the Blue Nile, Water Resources Research, vol 50 no. 3 (2014), pp. 2086-2107 [10.1002/2013WR013705] [abs].
  • Jeuland, MA; Fuente, DE; Ozdemir, S; Allaire, MC; Whittington, D, The long-term dynamics of mortality benefits from improved water and sanitation in less developed countries., PloS one, vol 8 no. 10 (2013) [10.1371/journal.pone.0074804] [abs].
  • Jeuland, MA; Pattanayak, SK, Benefits and costs of improved cookstoves: assessing the implications of variability in health, forest and climate impacts., PloS one, vol 7 no. 2 (2012) [10.1371/journal.pone.0030338] [abs].
  • Whittington, D; Jeuland, M; Barker, K; Yuen, Y, Setting Priorities, Targeting Subsidies among Water, Sanitation, and Preventive Health Interventions in Developing Countries, World Development, vol 40 no. 8 (2012), pp. 1546-1568 [10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.03.004] [abs].
  • Hamoudi, ; A, ; Jeuland, M; Lombardo, S; Patil, SR; Pattanayak, SK; Rai, S, Household responses to water quality testing in rural India: Evidence from a randomized experiment, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol 87 (2012), pp. 18-22 [abs].