Research Fields

Primary Fields: Consumer Behavior, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

Secondary Fields: Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Sports Economics

Research Interests

I am an applied microeconomist interested in using economic theory and applied econometrics to study consumer behavior. My current research focuses on labor market dynamics and consumer behavior in sports, costs of climate, weather, and poor environmental quality to consumers of recreation, and the economics of labeling of genetically-modified (GM) foods. Some of my previous research has examined consumer responses to the Berkeley Sugar-Sweetened Beverage proposition as well as the welfare effects and political economy surrounding the adoption of GM crops. I am also very interested in sports analytics, league and franchise decision-making, and insurance mechanisms for sporting events.

I was recently featured on ESPN's Outside the Lines to discuss the economic impacts of NBA superstar players missing games. Check out the interview below:











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