In my reserach I am interested in the presence of uncertainty and physical or economic risks in coupled human and environmental/natural systems. In my dissertation research I make use of econometric methods and bioeconomic modeling (stochastic dynamic programming) to understand the willingness of fishers to accept fatality risk and the value of harmful algal bloom forecasts.
In addition to my research interests, I am also an avid hobbyist photographer.
PhD in Applied Economics, Expected 2022
Oregon State University
BA in Economics, Minor in Political Science, 2014
Blog post about ocean acidification and aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest.
Report marshals the best available data from Denver and from existing facilities in Canada and Europe to analyze the cost effectiveness of a prospective supervised use site in Denver.
Report considers the implications of proposed Affordable Health Care rollbacks.
This report measures the economic impact of opening access to driver’s licenses for all immigrant drivers in Colorado. Although under Colorado law undocumented drivers are eligible for licenses, many still cannot obtain them because of the lack of funding dedicated to the license issuance program. The report concludes that “the economic and social benefits of providing driver’s licenses to all immigrants far outweigh the administrative costs of the program.” (Colorado Fiscal Institute)