Presenting at an Alumni College Session at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2014

The second issue of the Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby (JEREC) is now online.

I am an environmental and resource economist working as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Colby College. I am on sabbatical for 2015-2016 and am visiting the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. 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

  • grasslands in Illinois
  • riparian ecosystem services in Oregon
  • REDD+ payments in Nepal and Ethiopia
  • coral reefs in Okinawa, Japan
  • improved stove adoption in Ethiopia
  • conservation within military installations

In addition, I am also currently working on

  • preferences for sustainable seafood labels
  • spatially explicit subsidies for renewable energy generation
  • general equiblirium models of environmental taxation
  • dynamic models of economic systems using Stella
  • optimal school districting using integer programming methods



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Recent Publications

Paper co-auhored with Colby student published in the Maine Policy Review. June 2016.

Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Management. February 2016.

Paper on a classsroom land conservation game accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education. January 2016.

Paper accepted for publication in the Fish and Fisheries. December 2015.

Paper accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operations Research. December 2015.

Paper on STELLA simulation models accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education. October 2015.

Paper co-authored with a Colby student published in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, August 2015. Link to Paper.


Students presenting research at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Bar Harbor, ME. June 20th 2016.

Presentations at the NAREA AM and the Workshop. Bar Harbor, ME. June 20th 2016.

Research Seminar at USGS. Reston, VA, April 13th 2016.

Participant at CFARE workshop on developing a national framework to quantify ecosystem service benefits. Washington D.C. April 12th 2016.

Presentation at the AERE Sessions at the Midwest Economic Association Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 1st 2016.

Research Seminar at the Dyson School at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, March 11th, 2016.

Prentation at the W3133 Non-Market Valuation meetings. Portland, OR, February 26th, 2016.

Conducted two-day capacity building short course on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity for officers and researchers from multiple ministries in Sri Lanka. January 2016.

Conducted Workshop on "Pricing Biodiversity" at the University of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. December 21.

Presentation at the Environment for Development (EfD) Annual Meeting. Shanghai China. November 5-9.

Poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. October 17-18.