I am a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. My primary fields are environmental economics and energy economics. My secondary fields are industrial organisation and international development.

My research currently focuses on:
- Consumer responses to the availability of smart meter data in markets with retail competition (popular press: The Age), and
- Interactions between regulation, firms, and environmental outcomes in industrialising countries.

I have a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in applied math from MIT. I spent several years as a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, studying the impact of climate change-related disasters on developing countries, and as a consultant for the World Bank in Bolivia working on productivity and competitiveness, pension reform, and hydrocarbon taxes.

My work is currently supported in part by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (press release).
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