Graduate Fellows

Graduate Fellows 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 

Graduate Fellows 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 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 Acitivity

Graduate Fellows 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 Bren School of Environmental Management 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

Graduate Fellows 2011

  • Andrew Balthrop: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Georgia State University, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Mississippi
    Topic: Production spillovers in oil and natural gas extraction and how these spillovers impact the cumulative recovery of these resources

  • Bryan Leonard: Graduate student in Applied Economics at Montana State University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hillsdale College
    Topic: effects that future droughts will have on the financial stability of water utilities in the Triangle region of North Carolina
  • Harrison Zeff: Graduate student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering from Penn State University
    Topic: Political economy of environmental regulations and interest group formation

  • Patrick Wieland: 2011 recipient of a 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

  • Scott Frechette: Law student at the University of Alabama School of Law, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Birmingham-Southern College
    Topic: Conservation easements, ecosystem services, and wildlife conservation

Graduate Fellows 2010

  • Leo Krasnozhon: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at George Mason University, Masters in Economics from Clark University, Bachelors in Economics from Kharkiv State University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Topic: Natural Resources, Property Rights, and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from Ukraine

  • Karen Maguire: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of Colorado-Boulder, Masters in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelors in Biology from Clark University.
    Topic: Institutions and Markets: Oil and Gas Drilling on Federal Lands

  • Rebecca Toseland: Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of California-Santa Barbara, pursuing a Masters in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Bachelors in Economics and Bachelors in Environmental Studies at Yale University
    Topic:Evolution of Rights-Based Management in Marine Fisheries

  • Vanessa Elizondo: Pursuing a master's degree in Applied Economics at Montana State University, Bachelor's degree in law from the University of Chile
    Topic: An Economic Analysis of the Wild Horse and Burro Program