Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Harvard University (2008)
M.A., Harvard University (2005)
B.A., Princeton University (1998)

Research Interests

I am an environmental and natural resource economist who draws on microeconomic theory and tools to investigate the impacts of policies to correct market failures. The majority of my work evaluates land conservation policies, including both direct regulatory instruments such as protected areas and local zoning and incentive-based mechanisms such as payments for ecosystem services. Much of my research seeks to understand how land conservation affects both environmental and economic outcomes and how changes in management or spatial targeting can minimize potential tradeoffs between environmental conservation and economic development. See my RESEARCH PAGE for more information.  (Google Scholar page)

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

I am primarily an environmental economist, but my interests overlap with development economics and political economy.  See environmental economics for links to other resources about the field.


I am currently teaching Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Economics (Econ 210), An Introduction to Econometrics with Environmental Applications (Econ 111E), Econometrics (Econ 360) and the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (ENST 495).