About


Hello, there.

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 and I serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Resource and Energy Economics. 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 and energy demand management, valuation of environmental resources and infrastructure, urban transportation, understanding the drivers behind public goods provision and prosocial behavior, demand for outdoor recreation, and climate change. Methodologically, I tend to regress interesting data on carefully chosen dummy variables to estimate causal effects of environmental policies on economic behavior.

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

[Link to CV]

Education


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

Appointments


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

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