Previous Graduate Fellows

2017

  • Andrew Ayers: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: California Groundwater Management
  • Dylan Brewer: Ph.D. student in Energy and Environmental Economics at Michigan State University
    Topic: Contract Choice and Energy Use in the Rental Housing Market
  • Alexey Kalinin: Ph.D. student in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Topic: Do Neighbors Count? Timing of Mine Reclamation in Transboundary Watersheds
  • Sara Kerosky: Ph.D. candidate in Department of Political Science at University of California, San Diego
    Topic: Trust and Administrative Capacity as Predictors of Cooperative Enforcement

2016

  • Anomitro Chatterjee: Ph.D. in Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
    Topic: Effect of community-based natural resource management policies on elephant populations in Africa
  • Nathan D. DeLay: Ph.D. student in Economic Sciences at Washington State University
    Topic: The impact of Federal Crop Insurance Subsidies on Land Conservation Practices
  • Ben Foster: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Predictive Content of Corn Forward Prices During Extreme Drought Events on the Mississippi River
  • Renato Molina: Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Common Property Resources, Property Rights, and Natural Disasters

2015

  • Eliot Meyer: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Dredging and Hedging: Tradeoffs between Insurance and Infrastructure Adaptation in Managing Environmental Financial Risk
  • Lee Parton: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at North Carolina State University
    Topic: Measuring the Impact of Greenway Infrastructure: Looking for Evidence of Heterogeneous Demand for Environmental Amenities
  • Gabriel Sampson: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis
    Topic: Assessing the Value of Spatially Differentiated Fishery Management Policy

2014

  • Ben Foster: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Characterizing the Financial Impact of Low Water Levels to Barge and Tow Operations on the Mississippi River
  • Chris Giguere: Ph.D. candidate in Environmental and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University
    Topic: Environment and Resource Policy in North Carolina: Vehicle Emissions, Disposal, and Recycling
  • Bryan Leonard: Ph.D. candidate in Economics and Environmental Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: The “Resource Curse” for Native American Reservations
  • Patrick O’Reilly: Ph.D. candidate in Mineral and Energy Economics and Doctoral Minor in Applied Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines
    Topic: The Role of Market Process in Reverse Supply Chains for Durable Goods

2013

  • Ryan Abman: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Governance, Institutions, and the Performance of Protected Areas
  • Eric Edwards: Ph.D. candidate in Economics and Environmental Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Effect of Risk and Seniority on the Value of Water
  • Ben Foster: M.S. candidate in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Development of Novel Financial Instruments for Water Scarcity
  • Carissa Wonkka: Ph.D. candidate in Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University
    Topic: Legal Barriers to Effective Ecosystem Conservation
  • Dallas Wood: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at North Carolina State University
    Topic: Measuring the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Wildfire Activity

2012

  • Dustin Frye: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder
    Topic: Understanding the Effect of Land Tenure on Land Use and Farm Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Native American Reservations
  • Katy Hansen: Ph.D. candidate in Water Science at Oxford University
    Topic: The Political Economy of Water Tanker Filling Stations in Accra, Ghana
  • Chris Mahfouz: JD graduate from Northwestern University
    Topic: Economic Reform, Institutions and Property Rights in American Indian Economies
  • Trevor O’Grady: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Gridding New York: The Impact of the Commissioners’ Plan on Manhattan’s Development
  • Margarita Portnykh: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Clemson University
    Topic: The Effect of Weather on Mortality in Russia
  • Shawn Regan: Masters student in Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: Does Wilderness Matter? An Examination of the Political Causes and Economic Consequences of Wilderness Designation

2011

  • Andrew Balthrop: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Georgia State University
    Topic: Production Spillovers in Oil and Natural Gas Extraction and how these Spillovers Impact the Cumulative Recovery of these Resources
  • Scott Frechette: Law student at the University of Alabama School of Law
    Topic: Conservation Easements, Ecosystem Services, and Wildlife Conservation
  • Bryan Leonard: Graduate student in Applied Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: Political Economy of Environmental Regulations and Interest Group Formation
  • Patrick Wieland: Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School, Associate Law Professor at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru
    Topic: Property, Natural Resources, Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
  • Harrison Zeff: Graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Topic: Effects that Future Droughts will have on the Financial Stability of Water Utilities in the Triangle Region of North Carolina

2010

  • Vanessa Elizondo: Masters student in Applied Economics at Montana State University
    Topic: An Economic Analysis of the Wild Horse and Burro Program
  • Leo Krasnozhon: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at George Mason University
    Topic: Natural Resources, Property Rights, and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from Ukraine
  • Karen Maguire: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of Colorado, Boulder
    Topic: Institutions and Markets: Oil and Gas Drilling on Federal Lands
  • Rebecca Toseland: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara
    Topic: Evolution of Rights-Based Management in Marine Fisheries