Bio: Andy is currently a PhD student in Berkeley’s Agricultural and Resource Economics program, where he is a fellow with the National Science Foundation’s Data Sciences for the 21st Century initiative. Before returning to school, Andy provided climate change analysis services for several federal agency regulatory proceedings and advised numerous local governments and private businesses on approaches to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Along with his wife and two kids, he also spent two years in the Argentine Patagonia studying sustainable construction techniques.
Andy holds a Master’s in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley and a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.
Research: Andy’s research interests include both climate change impacts and energy markets. Andy’s current projects focus on the effects of climate change on both labor supply and agricultural yields, and on improving the valuation of distributed energy resources (such as rooftop solar PV) by U.S. energy market regulators. Andy is a Graduate Student Researcher under Dr. Solomon Hsiang at the Goldman School of Public Policy, where he works with the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary team developing an empirically-grounded global assessment of climate change impacts through the 21st century.
Fields of Interests: Environmental economics, climate change impacts, energy markets and regulation