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Mary F. Evans is the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ‘66 Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow in the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.

Professor Evans has primary research and teaching interests in the field of environmental economics. Her past research has examined how individual characteristics, in particular age, health status, and family structure, affect the willingness to pay for reductions in mortality risks associated with improved environmental quality.  Professor Evans also explores issues related to the enforcement of and compliance with environmental regulations. Current projects in this area analyze the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act Watch List, California’s Mandatory Minimum Penalty policy for water quality violations, and environmental citizen complaints in Texas. Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economicsthe Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among other journals. She received the 2016 Ralph C. d'Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists for her paper "The Clean Air Act Watch List: An Enforcement and Compliance Natural Experiment." Her research has been funded by the EPA and the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation.

Professor Evans is a member of the board for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE). She is a co-editor for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and a member of the editorial council for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).

Click here for a video of Claremont McKenna College's 2017 Convocation for which Professor Evans served as speaker.

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.