|March 30, 2007
David McEvoy and Bernardo Urdaneta named Carolyn Harper Fellows
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The Resource Economics Department held an awards ceremony to honor David McEvoy and Bernardo Urdaneta as new Carolyn Harper Fellows on March 30, 2007. They were chosen for their scholarly achievement and concern for social and environmental issues, as well as for racial and gender justice.
David McEvoy grew up in Massachusetts, earned a M.S. from University College London, and is currently completing his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Resource Economics. His research focuses on a theoretical and experimental analysis of voluntary agreements for environmental protection.
Bernardo Urdaneta grew up in Venezuela and attended Lycoming College in the United States. He received an M.S. degree in Resource Economics in 2006, conducting research on evaluating alternative funding mechanisms for Acadia National Park. He is currently working in Boston with CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates).
The fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Carolyn Harper, as associate professor of Resource Economics, who died of cancer in 1993. Harper was an award winning scholar who published widely on the economics of pesticide regulation, groundwater protection, and worker safety.
We were joined at the awards ceremony by Carolyn’s husband, David Nussbaum; Dean Cleve Willis; former Harper Fellows Tammy Barlow Murphy and Corinna Noelke; and Bernardo’s father, Mr. German Urdaneta, who was visiting from Venezuela.