Current and Former Graduate Students

I have worked with many graduate students since taking on my first advisee in 2005. My primary goal in advising students is to help them define and pursue publishable research questions that contribute to the growing knowledge base in environmental and natural resource economics. Most of my students gain experience with applying microeconomic theory, micro-econometric tools, environmental economics principles, and computational skills to the analysis of primary and secondary datasets.

Oregon State University (current students)

  • Zichu Zhao (PhD expected in 2023)
  • Yuhan Wang (PhD expected in 2023)
  • Nazrina Haque (PhD expected in 2026)

Oregon State University (alumni)

  • Kelsey Johnson (PhD 2022)
    • Placement: Post-doctoral scholar, Boise State University
  • Cassie Finer (PhD 2019)
    • Placement: Executive Business Analyst, YES Energy
  • Dede Long (PhD 2018)
    • Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, California State University, Long Beach
  • Chris Mihiar (PhD 2018)
    • Placement: Post-Doctoral Associate, Oregon State University and U.S. Forest Service
    • Now: Research Economist, U.S. Forest Service
  • Yukiko Hashida (PhD 2017)
    • Placement: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    • Now: Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia
  • Dan Bigelow (PhD 2015; dissertation abstract)
    • Placement: Research Economist at USDA Economic Research Service (2015-2019); Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University (2019-2022)
    • Now: Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, Oregon State University
  • Rachel Pearce-Smith (MS 2022)
  • Grant Zimmerman (MS 2020)
    • Placement: Associate, WestWater Research
    • Now: Western Water Policy Specialist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Nozomi Kato (MS 2020)
    • Placement: Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Japan)
  • Lima Hossein (MS 2020)
  • Nicole Kovski (MS 2015; thesis abstract)
  • Tiffany Smith (MS 2014; MS project abstract)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (alumni)

  • Van Butsic (PhD 2011; now Asst. Specialist at University of California, Berkeley)
    • Placement: Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Germany
    • Now: Associate Professor and Specialist, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley
  • Kelly Jones (formerly Kelly Wendland) (PhD 2011)
    • Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
    • Now: Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
  • Brian Robinson (PhD 2011)
    • Placement: Post-doctoral Researcher, The Natural Capital Project
    • Now: Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, McGill University
  • Kate Zipp (PhD 2014)
    • Placement: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Penn State University
    • Now: Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Penn State University
  • Eric Horsch (MS 2008)
    • Placement: Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO
    • Now: Senior Associate at Industrial Economics, Cambridge, MA
  • Lindsay Ludwig (MS 2008)
    • Placement: Industrial Economics, Cambridge, MA
  • Steven Chambers (MS 2010; awarded best MS thesis by AAEA)
    • Placement: Constellation Energy Services, Inc.
    • Now: Principal at Constellation Power
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