I am an economist with the US EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics. My research explores issues related to environmental and resource economics, including nonmarket valuation, hedonic price analysis, and benefit-cost analysis of government programs. I advance a new research agenda that examines human-environment relationships using high-frequency market responses to fluctuations in physical systems. A driving force behind my research is a desire to increase our understanding of the linkages between humans and the environment, and to examine how policies that affect these linkages distribute benefits (and costs) to subgroups of people.
Here are some examples of my work:
Media & Press
January 2021 - Science Daily: Strategies to improve water quality
January 2021 - ACES News: Illinois residents value strategies to improve water quality
November 2020 - CEOS Podcast: Local and nonlocal benefits of reducing nutrient transmission to the Gulf
June 2020 - Nottingham Press: No Money, No Problems: Volunteering to Maintain Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI)
February 2020 - Science Daily: Green infrastructure provides benefits that residents are willing to work for, study shows