about


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am also a University Fellow at Resources for the Future and I serve on the editorial councils of JAERE, JEEM, and REE, and as an Associate Editor at AJAE. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, I served as the Research Director of the Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago 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 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 and energy demand management, valuation of environmental resources and infrastructure, urban transportation, public good provision and prosocial behavior, outdoor recreation, and climate change.

Other than economics, I enjoy dogs, bicycles, and rock climbing.

education


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2015
  • M.S., University of Maryland, 2014
  • M.S.,  North Carolina State University, 2011
  • B.A.,  Ithaca College, 2009

appointments


  • 2023-present — Associate Professor (w/o tenure*), School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2019-present — University Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • 2020-2023 — Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2019-2020 — Research Director, Energy & Environment Lab, University of Chicago
  • 2015-2019 — Fellow, Resources for the Future

* I anticipate going up for tenure during the 2024-2025 academic year.