PhD Research - Andrew Ayres

BA Economics, Pomona College

As a Sustainable Water Markets Fellow at the Bren School, Andrew will focus on the use of economic analysis and instruments to manage freshwater resources sustainably. Topics of particular interest include auctions for water and water-related services, utility water pricing, the establishment and dynamics of water markets, and the economics of aquatic habitat restoration, including rivers and floodplains. One goal, given the strong understanding of the science-policy interface he gained while working with scientists and policy makers, is to improve the degree to which scientific knowledge and insights from environmental economics are integrated into environmental decision-making.

Year Admitted: 2013
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Faculty Advisor: Gary Libecap

Office: Bren Hall 3308