I’m an envrionmental economic theorist. I think that means that I enjoy studying environmental policy and math in equal amounts. My dissertation work focused on estimating the “missing demand curve” associated with the marginal social benefits of decreasing the risk of extinction, which subsequently teaches us about cost-effective species management and optimal population targets.
I’m particularly excited about a new project in which I develop incentives that combat habitat fragmentation on lands currently controlled by many independent smallholders–you should ask me about it! I’d appreciate the discussion.
My teaching goal for the Spring is to inspire another batch of students to become constructive critics of environmental policy. I enjoy this task a lot.
Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2020
University of California, Davis
B.S. Physics and Economics, 2015
Rochester Institute of Technology