I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, in Claremont, CA (on leave from California State University Long Beach).
My research is centered on examining the economic and environmental implications of public and private incentives aimed at promoting ecosystem services. Within this broad scope, I am specifically interested in exploring two interrelated themes. The first is the role of governmental and non-governmental institutions in correcting environmental externalities and improving the allocative efficiency of environmental goods. The second is the value of a clean environment and healthy ecosystems.
Research Interests: Environmental and natural resource economics; Land use; Non-market valuation