Research Team

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
George Mason University


Chris is an economist who conducts research on renewable resource and water management, the valuation of ecosystem services, and the use of behavioral science research to inform environmental policy. Current projects include examining consumer salience with respect to vehicle fuel economy and exploring the relationship between environmental uncertainty and robustness of informal and community-based resource management regimes. His research is inherently multidisciplinary, and has appeared in journals including Science, Conservation Biology, The Canadian Journal of Economics, and Journal of Environmental Management. Chris is currently Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason, a position he has held since 2011.


BS, Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University
PhD, Economics, University of Wyoming