VCU departmental affiliation:
Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Studies
School of Business, Department of Economics

Phone:(804) 828-6917
Trani Life Sciences, Room 203
School of Business Economics Department: (804) 827-0316

PhD University of California-Berkeley,
MS University of Hawaii
BS Univeristy of California-Davis

Courses taught at VCU:
• ECON 682 Environmental Economics
• Natural Resources Economics
• Environmental Valuation

Research interests:
To develop and apply environmental and resource economic models to evaluate public and private economic incentives in policies and markets to solve environmental issues at international and local scales. Often the research has been funded by policymaking institutions at state, national, and international levels. The range of topics for analysis includes renewable and nonrenewable energy, transportation, international trade policy and the environment, cross-media (air, water, land) resource protection, and transboundary biodiversity management through invasive species prevention and habitat protection in terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Recent publications/abstracts/presentations:
Economics Incentives to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species in Wetlands, (2011) Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59(2):281-294.

Trade Transport and Environmental Linkages at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Which Polies Matter? (with M. Das) (2011) Journal of Environmental Management, 92(3):508-521.

Environmental Implications of Trade Liberalization on N. American Transport Services:The Case of the Trucking Sector (2010) International Environmental Agreements:Politics, Law and Economics, 10(2):133-145.

Cross Media Pollution and Fuel: Can We Avoid Future MTBEs? (with C. Dumas) (2009) Energy Economics, 31(3):423-430.

Wastewater Pollution Abatement across an International Border (2009), Environment and Develoipment Economics, 14(1):67-88.






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