Scott Kaplan, PhD

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the United States Naval Academy. I received my PhD from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the Rausser College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley in Spring 2021. 


I am an economist with broad research interests in applied microeconomics and applied econometrics. Most of my research is empirically focused with applications in sports, public health, agriculture, and the environment. Some of my recent work has examined the economic impacts of superstars, consumer responses to sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, and adoption of genetically-modified foods. 


I completed my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley with a double major in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics and Policy.  In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading science fiction, traveling, playing basketball, and skiing.

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email: skaplan [at] usna [dot] edu