Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

I study the economic and environmental costs and benefits of regulations in the coal, electricity, and energy transportation sectors. Recent work includes measuring the economic benefits from the introduction of financial trading in California’s wholesale electricity market, quantifying the local health costs of coal storage and handling at U.S. coal-fired power plants, and comparing the air pollution consequences of transporting crude oil by rail versus pipeline.

I am currently a professor of economics and public policy at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2015 and my Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Economics and Statistics in 2009.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University