Marc A. Jeuland

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Marc Jeuland is a Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, with a joint appointment in the Duke Global Health Institute. His research interests include nonmarket valuation, water and sanitation, environmental health, energy poverty and transitions, trans-boundary water resource planning and management, and the impacts and economics of climate change. 

Jeuland's recent research includes work to understand the economic implications of climate change for water resources projects on transboundary river systems, a range of primary data collection projects related to analysis of adoption of environmental health improving technology, and analysis of the costs and benefits of environmental health interventions in developing countries. He has conducted multiple field experiments on issues such as: the role of water quality information in affecting household water and hygiene behaviors; the demand for, and impacts of cleaner cookstoves on household well-being; the long-term sustainability and effects of rural sanitation and water supply projects. He has also collected data on preferences for a range of environmental health improvements including cholera vaccines, household water treatment technologies and improved cookstoves. In the energy and development domain, he is currently working on several projects with the Energy Access Project at Duke, and is a co-founder of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI), along with Professor Subhrendu Pattanayak and scholars from Chile, China and Ethiopia. His energy portfolio includes work related to evaluation of cleaner cooking interventions, measuring energy access and reliability, and reviews of the drivers and impacts literature related to energy. 

Jeuland has worked in the past with the World Bank, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, UNICEF, and many field-based NGOs and community-based implementing organizations.

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

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

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 254 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 613 4395
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  • B.S. Swarthmore College, 2001
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2009

Courses Taught

  • PUBPOL 391: Independent Study
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ENVIRON 791: Independent Studies and Projects
  • ENVIRON 563: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health and Environmental Policy
  • ECON 338: Economics of the Public Sector

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Jeuland, M., J. Baker, R. Bartlett, and G. Lacombe. “The costs of uncoordinated infrastructure management in multi-reservoir river basins.” Environmental Research Letters 9, no. 10 (October 1, 2014).
  • Shaheed, Ameer, Jennifer Orgill, Maggie A. Montgomery, Marc A. Jeuland, and Joe Brown. “Why "improved" water sources are not always safe.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 92, no. 4 (April 2014): 283–89.
  • Jeuland, M., and D. Whittington. “Water resources planning under climate change: Assessing the robustness of real options for the Blue Nile.” Water Resources Research 50, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 2086–2107.
  • Jeuland, Marc A., David E. Fuente, Semra Ozdemir, Maura C. Allaire, and Dale Whittington. “The long-term dynamics of mortality benefits from improved water and sanitation in less developed countries.” PLoS One 8, no. 10 (2013): e74804.
  • Whittington, D., M. Jeuland, K. Barker, and Y. Yuen. “Setting Priorities, Targeting Subsidies among Water, Sanitation, and Preventive Health Interventions in Developing Countries.” World Development 40, no. 8 (2012): 1546–68.
  • Jeuland, Marc A., and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak. “Benefits and costs of improved cookstoves: assessing the implications of variability in health, forest and climate impacts.” PLoS One 7, no. 2 (2012): e30338.
  • Hamoudi, R. A., R. A. A, M. Jeuland, S. Lombardo, S. R. Patil, S. K. Pattanayak, and S. Rai. “Household responses to water quality testing in rural India: Evidence from a randomized experiment.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 87 (2012): 18–22.