I received a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics from the Pennsylvania State University in December 2017.
Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State.
My broad research and teaching interests are in the areas of environmental and resource economics, public policy, welfare analysis, law and economics, adaptation to climate change, and health.
I am particularly interested in the analysis of (i) water resource availability and its management using market-based mechanisms, and (ii) the management of private forestry resources. In my most recent projects, I assess the efficiency of water allocation in the western U.S., analyze the welfare gains from transferring water rights between different uses, and examine the influence of institutional characteristics in determining the effectiveness of water reallocation. I am also studying various management practices in private forests located in southeastern U.S., and I seek to understand public's attitudes towards harvesting.
2017 (Dec.) Ph.D. Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, Penn State University (PA)
Dissertation title: “U.S. Water Rights Markets: Price Efficiency, Welfare Gains, and Institutions”
2011 B.S. Economics, Frostburg State University (MD)
2007 B.A. Law, Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
My curriculum vitae is available here: CV