On Mt. Etna in Sicily as part of the FEEM EAERE Belpasso International Summer School 2010
Hiking on the Multanomah Falls trail at the Columbia River Gorge in Portland, OR in July 2012

I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Colby College specializing in environmental and resource economics. 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 using choice experiment surveys to analyze public preferences for ecosystem services and environmental policy, and creating and applying dynamic and spatial resource allocation models focused on landuse.

My research applications focus on

  • grasslands in Illinois
  • ecosystem services in Oregon
  • REDD+ payments in Nepal and Ethiopia
  • improved stove adoption in Ethiopia
  • conservation within military installations

In addition, I am also currently working on

  • 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
View my Colby directory page View my teaching schedule

Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award Video

Research presentation on "Valuing preferences for ecossytem services."


Upcoming Events

Manuscript forthcoming in Land Economics.

Research Seminar at the Economics Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. February 14th, 2014.

Presentation at the W3133 Meetings in Orange Beach, AL. February 19-21, 2014.

Presentation at the Land and Poverty Conference, World Bank, Washington DC.
March 24-27, 2014.

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Recent Events

Research Seminar at the Economics Department, University of New Hampshire, November 8th, 2013.

Heartland Workshop. Urbana, Illinois. November 2-3, 2013.

Presentation at Department of Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. October 30-31, 2013..

EfD Annual Meeting, Monkey Valley, South Africa. October 24-27, 2013.

Hosting visit by Randy Bluffstone (Portland State University) for research seminar. September 17-19, 2013.

Hosting visit by Laura Grant (UW-Milwaukee) for research seminar. September 17-19, 2013.

Conducted workshop on The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity for the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, Universtiy of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
August 25, 2013.