Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. My core research focuses on applying the theories of industrial organization to environmental resource management issues in an international development context. My particular emphasis is on relational contracting in agricultural production.
My core research focus encompasses four primary research areas in applied microeconomics:
- Collective action problems and the management of common pool resources
- Empirical contract theory and the role of governance and institutions
- Climate change, food security, and policy impact evaluation
- Household behavior under production risk and environmental uncertainty
In my research, I develop theoretical models to generate hypotheses which I then test using household data. My methodological emphasis is on applied microeconometrics, including Bayesian and spatial econometrics.