I am an environmental and resource economist working as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Portland State University. I also hold a "by courtesy" Research Consultant position at IUCN-Sri Lanka.
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
Paper, co-authored with a Colby student, on Coastal Conservation given Climate Change applied to Phippsburgh ME, accepted for puclication in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, May 2017.
Paper on community forestry in Nepal published in the World Bank Research Digest. June 2016
Paper co-authored with Colby student published in the Maine Policy Review. June 2016.
Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Management. February 2016.
Presentation at Environment for Development (EfD) Annual Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 28-30, 2017.
Poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. September 30th-October 1, 2017.
Organizing the NAREA Workshop on Climate Change and Land Conservation June 13-14, 2017.
Student presenting research at the NAREA Workshop. Washington D.C. June 13-14, 2017.
Conducted two-day Capacity Building Short Course the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity for IUCN-Sri Lanka, Environment Ministry and the Forest Department. August 2016