I am a PhD Candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management as well as the Department of Economics at UC, Santa Barbara. I am on the job market during the 2017-18 academic year and will be available for interviews at the ASSA/AEA Meetings in Philadelphia.

My main areas of research include environmental and natural resource economics, institutional economics, applied econometrics, and water economics and policy. The primary line of investigation considers how and when institutions matter for preventing rent dissipation in river basins. My current work examines legal and economic institutions for the management of groundwater resources, including the conditions under which property rights are adopted and their impact on land values. The goal of this work is to inform the implementation of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which entails substantial management changes in critical basins throughout the state. Previously, I was a Fulbright Fellow and thereafter worked in Germany at the national and European levels on projects related to climate change, energy, river restoration, and water pricing, among others.