I am an environmental and labor economist at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). I use theory and data to study how beliefs affect decisionmaking, the role of information—especially professional forecasts—in shaping beliefs, and the effect of forward-looking behavior on empirical analyses. Much of my work focuses on estimating damages from climate change, accounting for how individuals and groups anticipate and adapt to those changes.

News and updates

My new paper with Madison Condon and Michael Livermore asks whether there is a rational justification for the EPA’s new rule limiting what research can be used in cost-benefit analyses. To read more about why this is an important issue, see this recent NY Times article.

New paper: Policymakers have started to respond to the emissions consequences of increased electricity storage. Unfortunately, their proposed policies are likely to be ineffective. What works better? A carbon tax! Find the working paper on my research page.