I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, at the University of Maryland, College Park (beginning in August 2019). I recently complete a one-year postdoc at the University of Chicago, in the Department of Economics and the Energy Policy Institute. I earned my PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where I also spent five years as a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas.
I am an energy and environmental economist, and much of my research focuses on interacting market distortions in U.S. energy markets. My recent work studies market power in U.S. coal transportation, and analyzes the extent to which decreasing coal markups may lead to incomplete pass-through of a carbon tax.
I also work at the intersection of environmental and development economics, focusing on the economic impacts of electricity access in the developing world. Other ongoing projects include: evaluating the private and social costs of inefficient electricity supply in India; estimating demand elasticities for electricity and groundwater in California agriculture, in order to characterize spatial pumping cost externalities, surface water substitution, and planting decisions; and improving the design of randomized experiments using panel data.