PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1985
AB, Economics, Indiana University, 1975
Environmental Economics, Applied Welfare Economics, Marine Resource Economics
Department of Economics
Department of Applied Economics and Statistics
My recent research has centered around the valuation of non-market/environmental goods using revealed and stated preference methods -- travel cost, hedonic price, contingent valuation, and choice experiments. My recent publications include valuation studies related to beach use, shorebirds, electric vehicles, V2G electric vehicles, offshore wind power, compensatory restoration, and beach width and two summary articles on valuation using travel cost models: Encyclopedia and Primer. Most my publications can be found here.
My current research includes: measuring the potential impact of offshore wind power projects on beach use and tourism on the east coast of the United States (funded by BOEM and NOAA), measuring the costs and benefits (and sustainability) of alternative sediment management regimes in the Delaware and Hudson estuaries (NSF), and a review article on non-market valuation studies of coastal and ocean resource for Marine Resource Economics.
I teach courses in Environmental Economics, Applied Policy Analysis, Topics in Environmental Economics, and a Marine Policy Seminar. I also advise graduate students in the School of Marine Science and Policy and the Department of Economics. My current advisees are: Yossi Shirazi, Jenna Toussaint, Ekaterina Karpov, and Zoe Chen. All are PhD students.
Other Current Professional Activities
Economics Advisory Committee, Scientific Advisory Board, US EPA