I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia, and the Founder and Director of the Environmental Inequality Lab. I'm also a research associate at the Center for Economic Performance and a research affiliate of the International Growth Centre.
My research is in environmental economics. I combine data with insights from economic theory and environmental science to understand how economic activity and the environment influence one another.
How we can manage natural assets and liabilities in a way that maximizes global economic potential?
How does environmental quality influence economic activity?
How does the underlying economic and policy environment translate changes in environmental quality into economic damages?
How does environmental quality affect poverty, economic opportunity, and inequality?
What are the environmental and economic consequences of regulations that seek to control economic activity?
Environmental Economics, Growth & Development, Public Finance, Labor Economics, International Trade, Political Economy.