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Associate Professor of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Joe’s research focus is on water and sanitation policy in low-income countries, water resources economics and policy, and non-market valuation. He has a MS and PhD from the University of North Carolina and a BS from Cornell University. His research has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Environmental and Resource Economics, Water Resources Research, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and World Development. He has conducted 13 household surveys in six countries and is an active member of the SIDA-funded capacity-building Environment for Development network. Consulting assignments have included work for the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Asian Development Bank, the Hopi Tribe, and the Washington State legislature.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, Washington State University
  • 2013–2017
    Associate professor, University of Washington
  • 2007–2013
    Assistant Professor, University of Washington


  • 2007 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (economics & policy focus)