Professional and Biographical Information
Ph.D., Harvard University (2008)
M.A., Harvard University (2005)
B.A., Princeton University (1998)
My current research focuses on the economic and environmental impacts of land conservation policies. Projects include work on protected areas, local land-use regulations, and payments for environmental services. See my research page for more information.
I am primarily an environmental economist, but my interests overlap with development economics and political economy. For more about environmental economics.
At Amherst College, I teach Environmental Economics (Econ 25), the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (ENST 70), and Econ 11 (An Introduction to Economics). As part of the new Environmental Studies major at Amherst, I am teaching a section of Econ 11 with environmental applications.