Zach Raff is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In general, his research examines the political economy, benefits, and costs of regulatory policy and the environmental impacts of land use decisions. Raff’s current body of work consists of projects that examine the role that politics plays in the implementation of environmental policy and the welfare consequences of different environmental policy tools. Raff received a PhD in economics at the University of Kansas, an MPP at American University, and a BS in Mathematics at Upper Iowa University, where he was on the baseball team. Before receiving his PhD, Raff was an Analyst at EPA Headquarters in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.