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In July, 2017 I joined the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University as the Lester and Judith Lave Associate Professor of Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, I was on the faculty at Middlebury College since the fall of 2007. I joined the National Bureau of Economic Research as a Faculty research Fellow in 2012 and I was promoted to Research Associate in the fall of 2013.  I teach microeconomics as well as environmental and natural resource economics. Broadly, my research focuses on measuring air pollution damage and market-based policy design. My current work focuses on: using historical pricing data to estimate individual discount rates and risk preferences, comparing air pollution and climate damages from electric vehicles to conventional vehicles, estimating air pollution damage from economic activity in 2014, the air pollution and climate impacts from transporting freight in the United States, and inequality in both market and augmented measures of income. I have published papers in the American Economic Review (3), Science (2), Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (2), Explorations in Economic History, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, The Energy Journal, Environment and Development Economics, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Science & Technology, The Berkeley Electronic Press' Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (2), Water Resources Research, Environment International, and Environmetrics.