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. I also have a research agenda trying to convince myself that leisure can improve my labor productivity (see here). Email: jgs2103@columbia.edu.

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.

The UCSD Economics Department’s first Applied Economics Alumni Workshop will be Saturday October 19th. I will be presenting Labor Market Adjustment to News.