Managerial Economics, Finance, and Applied Microeconomics

MJ Alhabeeb

I have always looked at teaching as a learning process whose objective is not only learning for students but also learning for the teacher; and whose domain is not only the subject matter but also life experience. I have often felt that the ultimate purpose of education should not be a mere accumulation of knowledge. Rather, knowledge has to be applied in problem solving to reap the fruits of education. Such a long term and high commitment process requires hard work and persistence, search and discovery, patience and resilience, and trial and error. One of my favorite pedagogical approaches is

MJ Alhabeeb

Environmental and Development Economics

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I am an environmental economist with secondary interests in development economics. My research focuses on various aspects of policy implementation: monitoring and enforcement, manipulable thresholds, environmental justice, information, and environmental health. I examine these issues in the context of water pollution regulations but my work has implications for other media.

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Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics and Public Policy

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I am an economist specializing in industrial organization and my research mostly focuses on how firms choose what products to offer and how to sell them. I have analyzed topics such as competition in online markets; competition among retailers; the effect of new agricultural technologies on quality of offered food items; and changes of nutrition quality over time, among others.

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Junior Year Writing

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Summary profile of Professor Luke Bloomfield, faculty of resource economics at UMass Amherst

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Environmental and Public Economics

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I am an Associate Professor in the Resource Economics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I study environmental, behavioral, and public economics. I serve on the Editorial Councils for JAERE and JEEM and the Editorial Board for Land Economics.

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Health Economics, Public Policy, & Applied Microeconomics

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My research examines the roles of information and cost in shaping health care decisions, and I also have several projects exploring how public policies and social comparisons shape self-image, attitudes toward beauty, and weight-related behaviors. I earned my PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2021.

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Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics

Christine L Crago

Dr. Crago's research is motivated by the need to promote sustainable energy sources and consumption practices. Her current projects examine incentives for solar power adoption and motivators of energy conservation.
Other areas of active research include: economics of biofuels and regulation of environmental pollutants.

Christine L Crago

Experimental and Public Economics

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My research interests lie in the field of behavioral public economics – or in incorporating non-standard assumptions into the economic analysis of the public sector. More broadly, I am interested in what makes decision makers different from each other, also known as individual heterogeneity. I use experiments to examine these differences. Many factors influence the choices that people make, like context, norms, or social preference types. I investigate which factors robustly impact behavior and am interested in mapping which ones are informative for public policy.

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Behavioral Economics and Industrial Organization

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I am an Assistant Research Professor in the Resource Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My primary research interests are in the fields of behavioral economics and industrial organization, and my applied work focuses on regional-scale agricultural markets.

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Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Health Economics 

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My fields of research are Applied Game Theory, Behavioral and Experimental Economics and Applied Econometrics. My current researches use diversified methods, including mathematical modeling, experimental design and a wide range of statistical methods, to look at questions of methodological importance or policy relevance. I am particularly interested in investigating how people make decisions under risks in the areas of labor economics, health economics, and applied econometrics.

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Micro-Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics

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Research Areas: Micro-Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics

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Lecturer/Student Support Specialist

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Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics

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A headshot of Srabana Gupta.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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I am a Professor in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I also currently serve as a chartered member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board and Economic Analysis Committee, as a Features Editor at the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and as a member of the Editorial Board of Land Economics.

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Industrial Organization

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My interests revolve around product differentiation and strategic behavior in agri-food industries. My research agenda involves examining various aspects of two important trends in agri-food industries as they relate to market structure and performance: 1) the increase in concentration at various stages of the food industry, 2) the growing consumer demand for quality, variety, sustainability, health, and convenience in food products. The demand for more differentiated products has interesting economic ramifications because product differentiation is one source of firms’ market power. In other

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Empirical Industrial Organization, Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics

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Environmental Economics and Applied Microeconomics

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Jamie earned his PhD in the Department of Economics at the University of California San Diego. He served as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies and was a 2016 Lone Mountain Fellow with The Property and Environment Research Center. His research is focused primarily on applied topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. His current work is related to human health and well-being, the perception of environmental risks, and climate change adaptation.

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Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics and Applied Econometrics

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I am an assistant professor of the Resource Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research interests include industrial organization and environmental economics.

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Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Experimental and Behavioral Economics

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Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Applied Microeconomics (Environmental/Health)

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Research in Progress: It Takes Two Hands to Clap: The Effects of Reputation and Search in Healthcare Markets, with Ming Ge, Christian Rojas; Partial Asset Integration in Allocation of Payments Across Time: Revisiting Convex Time Budget Experiments, with Takao Kusakawa, Sherry Gao, and Tatsuyoshi Saijo; Thinking of Risk and Future: Behavioral Preferences and Vaccination Decisions, with Sherry Gao; Does Health Belief Accuracy Depends on the Inference Group?, with Sherry Gao; Behavioral Preferences and Solar Adoption Decisions, with Christine Crago and Dhiroj Koirala; When Gossiper Meets Revenger

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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics and Data Science

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My research interests are in a field of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) with the primary focus on land use policy and water resources. Grounded in economic theory, I utilize advanced econometrics (Causal Inference, Panel Data, and Time Series) and data science tools (Python, R, Google Earth Engine, and BigQuery) to address critical applied research topics.

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Experimental and Environmental Economics

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

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Professor of Resource Economics

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Lecturer in Industrial Organization and Econometrics
 

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Health Economics, Innovation Economics, Public Finance, Industrial Organization

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My research focuses on the economics of innovation & digitization in health care markets (national and global), particularly in the biopharmaceutical and digital health industries. I am a co-founder and inaugural convener for the Digital Health Technology special interest group at the International Health Economics Association. My projects have been funded by Cornell, CUFE, Duke, Institute for Humane Studies, Max Planck Institute, National Ministry of Education of China, RWJF, UMass, among others.

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Industrial Organization and Public Policy

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My research concentrates on several areas of empirical industrial organization. I take a particular interest in developing and estimating structural dynamic demand models and applying them to public policy analyses. My recent research projects focus on the effects of several proposed soda taxes on households’ welfare and the incidence of these taxes.

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