Mary F. Evans is the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ‘66 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. Professor Evans explores issues related to the enforcement of and compliance with environmental regulations. 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. Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the 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 serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).
She is the founding co-chair of the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC), an independent organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, non-partisan advice on the state of economic science as it relates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's programs.
Click here for a video of Claremont McKenna College's 2017 Convocation for which Professor Evans served as speaker.