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
Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Forests and Livelihoods, March 2015.
Book chapter published in the Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, June 2014.
Presentation at the AERE Summer Conference, San Diego CA.
Students present research at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Newport, RI.
Presentation at the NAREA Annual Meeting.
Presentation at the Maine Economics Conference. Brunswick, Maine
Research Seminar at the Economics Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
Presentation at the W3133 Meeting, Pensacola Beach, FL.
January 17, 2015
Presentation at the Technical Workshop on "Improved biomass cookstoves and REDD+", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Research Presentation at the Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon.