Dates in Residence at PERC: May 8—August 24, 2019
Research Topic: “Pollution and Mortality: Estimating damages using pollutant specific abatement technologies”
Casey Rozowski is a second-year doctoral student in Natural Resource Economics at NC State University. His primary research interests include energy economics, natural resource economics, and econometrics. Within energy economics, Casey is currently researching the health effects from air pollutant exposure and the role of renewable energy and abatement technologies. In natural resource economics, Casey is currently applying partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs) in adaptive management, applying reinforcement learning to reserve site selection, and he is also performing joint research with the U.S. Geological Survey on adaptive management programs for endangered species. This academic year Casey has served as Research Assistant to Dr. Harrison Fell in the area of renewable energy, pollution, and health. Prior to coming to NCSU Casey served as Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at North Central University. Casey has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and English Literature as well as Master’s degrees in Applied Economics and Financial Mathematics. Casey currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, Kara, and four children, Matthew, Lainey, Asher, and Tessa. They enjoy family vacations traveling throughout the U.S., hiking, running, and basketball.