I am an applied economist and statistician with ten years of experience managing and analyzing large datasets. The major theme of my research is the complex and overlapping relationships between people, the economy, and the environment. I am interested in questions related to:
Complex problems demand interdisciplinary reasoning to overcome the weaknesses inherent in any single field of study. While my research is grounded in a disciplinary perspective thanks to my graduate training in economics, both the methods and substance of my work are shaped by insights from relevant social research and economic inquiry outside the mainstream.
I am actively engaged in projects related to residential energy demand, the labor market impacts of regional economic development policies, and the relationship between land-use law and changing patterns of consumption. Some of my past research includes topics related to immigrant wages, immigrant language choice, infant mortality, property taxes, the cost of regulatory compliance, consumer behavior in regulated industries, and hedonic models of property values near power generation facilities.