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 the Technical Workshop on "Improved biomass cookstoves and REDD+", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Presentation at the Policy Workshop on "Improved biomass cookstoves and REDD+", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Research Presentation at the Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon.
Research Seminar at the Economics Department, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Organizing panel discussion on Hydraulic Fracking. Waterville, Maine. November 6.
Student Presenting research at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 1-2, 2014
Presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 1-2.
Hosting visit by Sunny Jardine (University of Delaware) for lecture and a talk, October 15 - 18, 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.