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  Photo credit: Ed Rubin

Photo credit: Ed Rubin

I am a sixth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I am also in my fifth year as a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas.

In July 2018, I will join the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, as a postdoctoral scholar. Then, I will join the University of Maryland's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics as an Assistant Professor in August 2019.

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 how energy efficiency upgrades for agricultural groundwater pumping impact electricity consumption, water use, and profits for California farms; and improving the design of randomized experiments using panel data.