Jonathan Colmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia, and the Co-Founder and Director of the Environmental Inequality Lab. 

He is a Theme Leader for the Climate & Environment Program at PEDL (CEPR), a research affiliate of CEPR, the CESifo Network, IZA, and the IGC, and a research associate at the Center for Economic Performance, and the CAGE Research Centre

Jonathan is an environmental economist, who also works in the area of growth and development economics. His research combines data with insights from economic theory and environmental science to better understand how economic activity and the environment influence one another.

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I am delighted to have been awarded one of the 2024 NSF CAREER Awards in Economics for my work on "The Extent, Causes, and Consequences of Environmental Inequality in the United States."

My paper "Does Pricing Carbon Mitigate Climate Change? Firm-Level Evidence from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme" (joint with Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, and Ulrich Wagner) has been published at The Review of Economic Studies!

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