Associate Professor. Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2003. Research emphasis is on the economics of endangered species conservation, private provision of public goods by environmental nonprofits, and environmental impacts of agricultural policies. Past projects have focused on modeling incentives for conservation of endangered species on private land, assessing the effectiveness of endangered species recovery legislation, evaluating the effects of enforcement of the Clean Water Act through private lawsuits, and examining the environmental impacts of biofuel mandates.
Current projects include the role of litigation in endangered species conservation, public good provision and donations to environmental nonprofits, and incentives for fire risk mitigation on private forests. Publications have appeared in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Land Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics.