I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am also a University Fellow at Resources for the Future. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, I served as the Research Director of the Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago‘s Urban Labs and as a Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC. I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland in May 2015. My graduate work subsequently received the AERE and AAEA outstanding doctoral dissertation awards.
I am an applied microeconomist working on issues at the intersection of environmental and public economics. My research focuses on how people interact with the natural and built environment, and what that behavior reveals about the value of environmental amenities. My research spans water demand management, valuation of environmental resources and infrastructure, urban transportation, public goods provision, demand for outdoor recreation, climate policy, and assessing informational constraints in decision-making. Methodologically, I rely largely on the development and application of program evaluation techniques, often using large micro-data sets, to estimate causal effects of environmental policies on economic behavior.
Other than economics, I enjoy dogs, bicycles, and rock climbing.
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2015
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2011
B.A., Ithaca College, 2009
2020-present — Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
2019-present — University Fellow, Resources for the Future
2019-2020 — Research Director, Energy & Environment Lab, University of Chicago
2019-2020 — Research Fellow, Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago (EPIC)
2015-2019 — Fellow, Resources for the Future