Sylvia Brandt will speak about her research in a talk titled “The Costs of Traffic-Related Pollution in Los Angeles: Implications for Smart Growth.”
Brandt is an associate professor of resource economics and public policy. Her research focuses on two areas where traditional economic theories have failed to solve difficult problems in the allocation of public goods: fisheries management and chronic illness. Brandt also considers how policymakers can increase public welfare by increasing economic efficiency, policy effectiveness, or distributive fairness.
Thompson Hall is located at 620 Hicks Way on the UMass Amherst campus.