Abdul H. Kidwai - Ph.D Candidate

Department of Resource Economics

University of Massachusetts Amherst

I am a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Resource Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research interests include environmental economics, public economics and the economics of uncertainty.

I use laboratory experiments to explore how uncertainty impacts individual behavior in social dilemmas such as public goods and common-pool resources. Social dilemmas are settings where pursuing individual self-interest can lead to socially sub-optimal outcomes. Such dilemmas are pervasive in the world, ranging from global ones such as climate change to more localized ones such as funding a coffee machine for the graduate students office.