I work closely with many Master’s students in the Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) degree program at the Bren School. Due to the collaborative nature of the program, students are not admitted under the recommendation of an individual faculty member. Please refer to the MESM Program pages to apply directly to the Bren School. Current MESM students are encouraged to reach out directly to me to get involved in research.
I accept doctoral students through both the Economics department and the Bren School at UCSB. I encourage potential students to contact me well in advance of the annual application deadline. Please include a short statement of your background and research interests with your first email. I usually take one new student per year, and I require all students to apply to the Economics & Environmental Science track in their first year. Be aware that this is a very demanding program with a high coursework requirement, and successful students often bring extensive, advanced quantitative skills from their undergraduate or graduate career.
I typically accept one or two post-docs per year to work within our highly collaborative setting. If you are a potential post-doc, please feel free to reach out directly, even if you don’t see a specific advertisement. In your email introduction, please include your CV and a short statement about your interests and background. I strongly encourage underrepresented scholars to apply.
I regularly welcome international visitors, pre-docs, sabbatical visitors, and others to spend time at UCSB with our group. If you are interested in visiting as a scholar, please contact me directly. Please provide a current CV; clearly state your U.S. Citizenship or Visa status. I particularly encourage outstanding international scholars to join our vibrant academic community, and UCSB offers support throughout the process of securing a J-1 Visa as well as resources to assist you in finding local housing. Funding may be available to help support your visit.
I am research director of the Environmental Markets Lab (emLab). Our team at emLab typically has 15-20 projects at any given time that are supported by postdocs, staff researchers, project managers, and students. Please visit the emLab Work with Us page for more information on our open positions.