Erin Litzow

PhD Candidate, Food & Resource Economics Group

University of British Columbia


I am a PhD Candidate in Food and Resource Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. In Fall 2024 I will join the School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas as an Assistant Professor. I am also an affiliate of the Duke Energy Access Project and an International Associate with Environment for Development (EfD) - Chile.

I am an applied economist. My research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, development, and energy economics and their applications to policy. In one area of my research I consider the costs of environmental degradation and document the unequal distribution of these costs across multiple dimensions, like gender. In another, I consider the adoption and impacts of technologies targeted at averting or mitigating environmental risk. I have considered these topics in the following countries: Bhutan, Ghana, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.