Matthew Kotchen, Assistant Professor – Economics
PhD, Economics, University of Michigan; MS, Resource Policy and Behavior, Unviversity of Michigan; MS, Resource Economics and Policy, University of Maine; BA, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
Note: Matthew Kotchen is now teaching at Yale University; however, he continues to advise those PhD students whose advisor he was before moving to Yale.
Matthew Kotchen's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of public and environmental economics. Much of his work focuses on voluntary approaches to environmental protection. Recent projects have investigated the effect of “green” markets on the provision of environmental public goods, participation in green-electricity programs, and voter referenda for open-space conservation. Ongoing research relates to the incentives for corporate social responsibility, volunteerism in National Parks, and the effect of daylight saving time on energy consumption. Kotchen held a previous appointment in the Department of Economics at Williams College, and he is currently a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Mass.