I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research explores a variety of issues at the intersection of energy and environmental economics. Much of my recent work focuses on the efficient operation of natural gas markets in the context of the resource's increasing importance for the transition to sustainable energy. My job market paper, “The Abatement Cost of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production,” is one of the first economic explorations of the emerging issue of methane leakage.

During my time at UCSB, I have also branched out of academia to work with environmental organizations that share my interest in forward-looking natural gas policy. Over the last two years, I have collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund on a research project investigating market power in the US gas transportation industry. I have also recently begun a collaboration with Canada’s David Suzuki Foundation to explore the implications of taxing fugitive methane emissions from the gas supply chain.