I am an environmental and resource economist and an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department and the Associate Director for the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. I also hold a "by courtesy" appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Portland State University.
My main research is focused on studying the intersection of land use, ecosystem services, and conservation. I use choice experiment surveys to analyse public preferences for ecosystem services and environmental policy, and dynamic and spatial resource allocation models to study optimal land use.
My research applications focus on
In addition, I am also currently working on
Book chapter published in the Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, June 2014.
Manuscript published in Land Economics, May 2014.
Presentation at Resource for the Future, Washington DC. October 9, 2014.
Students present research at the Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat, the Forks Maine, July 24, 2014.
Presentation and visit to Reed College, Portland OR, July 14 - July 18th 2014.
Research presented at the 4th World Congress of Enviorenmental and Resoruce Economists, Istanbul Turkey, June 28- July 2014.
Presentation at the REDD+ Technical Workshop, Dhulikhel, Nepal, June 23-24, 2014.
Presentation at the REDD+ Policy Workshop, Kupandole, Nepal,25 June 2014.
Presentation at the NAREA Annual Meeting, Morgantown WV, June 1-3, 2014.
Student presents research at the NAREA Annual Meeting, Morgantown WV, June 1-3, 2014.
Student presents research at the NAREA Workshop on Non-Conventional Oil and Gas Energy, Morgantown WV, June 3-4, 2014.