Welcome to my website! I am an associate professor of economics CSULB. I received
my Ph.D. from George Washington University in 2008. My fields of specialization include
natural resource and environmental economics and applied microeconomics. I
regularly teach Principles of Microeconomics (101), Natural Resource Economics (464),
Advanced Microeconomics (410/510), and Research Methods (587).
My research interests include environmental policy issues as they relate to firm and
household behavior and valuation of natural resources. Specifically, I study decision
making of electric utilities in response to a sulfur dioxide pollution permit system
implemented as part of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. I have examined technology
diffusion patterns as a result of this regulation and am currently looking at
retirements of older, coal-fired power plants. I am also investigating the current
trends of professional associations in economics, with evidence from unique survey data.
Finally, I am involved in institutional research efforts at CSULB examining factors that
determine graduate student success. Refer to my CV for a list of other current research