Affiliates working on Policy and Economics
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Affiliates working on Policy and Economics


Maximilian Auffhammer

George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development & Regional Associate Dean Letters & Science
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

 

Research Areas:  Forecasting Greenhouse Gas Emissions, impacts of air pollution on agriculture, Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Climate Change, and econometrics

 

Sample Projects: Adverse Reproductive Outcomes in a Population Exposed to Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking Water (with Martha Rogers, Gina Waterfield, Philippe Grandjean,  and David Sunding, 2018); Turning water into jobs: The impact of surface water deliveries on farm employment and fallowing in California’s San Joaquin Valley (with Dina Gorensteyn and David Sunding, 2018); Forecasting Urban Water Consumption in California: Rethinking Model Evaluation (with Steven Buck, Hilary Soldati, and David Sunding, 2018).

Maximilian Auffhammer

Ellen Bruno

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

 

Research Areas: Economics of water resources–water markets and adoption of water-saving technologies, agricultural and environmental economics.

 

Sample Projects: Water Prices, Water Use, and Adoption of Agricultural Technology: Empirical Evidence from California Groundwater with Katrina Jessoe at UC Davis and Economics of Groundwater Quality in Agriculture with Molly Van Dop and Michael Hanemann at UC Berkeley.

Ellen Bruno

Holly Doremus

James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation;
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Research; Co-Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Berkeley Law

 

Research Areas: Environmental law, natural resources law, and law and science

Sample Projects: Hydropower relicensing in California

Holly Doremus

Arpad Horvath

Professor
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Engineering and Project Management

 

Research Areas: Life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment: transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.

 

Sample Projects: Environmental implications of various products, processes and services, in particular, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems, biofuels, pavements, buildings, and construction materials.
Arpad Horvath

Andrew D. Jones

Deputy Director, Climate Readiness Institute; Program Domain Lead, Earth Systems and Society Program
Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 

Research Areas: Hydrology and climate change; quantitative Earth system science; decision-relevant metrics for climate models; stakeholder engagement

 

 

Sample ProjectsProject HyperionWater-Energy Resilience Research Institute

Andrew D. Jones

Michael Kiparsky

Director of the Wheeler Water Institute
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law

 

Research Areas: Water resources policy and management; science-policy interface; translational research and synthesis

 

Sample Projects: Evaluating and Improving the Relationships Between Regulation and Innovation in the Wastewater Sector; Developing Water Data Systems to Improve Decision Making; Recharge Net Metering to Enhance Groundwater Sustainability; Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California’s Water Allocation Institutions; Evaluating the Benefits for and Pathways to Small Water System Consolidations

Michael Kiparsky

Michael Mascarenhas

 Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research Areas: water access and environmental justice; water charity and affordability; Indigenous water rights, human right to water.

 

Sample Projects:  Thirsty for Environmental Justice. Flint, Detroit, and the War over Michigan’s Water. Previous Projects: Where the Waters Divide. Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada (Lexington Books, 2015), and New Humanitarianism and the Crisis of Charity: Good Intentions on the Road to Help (Indiana University Press, 2017)
Michael Mascarenhas

Alison E. Post

Associate Professor
Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies

 

Research areas:  Institutions for urban water delivery; politics of water management and distribution, especially in the Global South; private sector participation in water delivery; water intermittency; human right to water.

 

Sample Projects:  Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentina: The Politics of Privatized Infrastructure; How Investor Portfolios Shape Regulatory Outcomes: Privatized Infrastructure After Crises; Information and Intermittent Water: An Impact Evaluation in Bangalore, India; Does Codifying the Human Right to Water Change Public Opinion?

Alison E. Post

Isha Ray

Professor, Energy and Resources Group
Affiliate Faculty, Geography, Institute for South Asia Studies

 

Research Areas: Water and devel­op­ment; tech­nol­ogy and devel­op­ment; com­mon prop­erty resources; and social sci­ence research meth­ods

 

Sample Projects: Access to water and san­i­ta­tion for the rural and urban poor, the role of tech­nol­ogy in improv­ing liveli­hoods, and pub­lic per­cep­tions of energy and cli­mate change poli­cies.

Isha Ray

Anna Serra-Llobet

Researcher
Institute of International Studies

 

Research Areas: Comparative studies between the US and the EU on Flood Risk Management Policies

 

Sample Projects: Titles of water-related projects you are working on: Sustainable Floodplains Project. This project explores sustainable flood management strategies in the US and the EU with the goal of finding tools that can help to improve flood risk management in different countries. As an example, our book “Managing Flood Risk: Innovative Approaches from Big Floodplain Rivers and Urban Streams” presents voices of those on the front lines of implementing a new paradigm in flood risk management, each river with a unique set of challenges and opportunities derived from its geography as well as differences in governance between America and European contexts.

Anna Serra-Llobet

David Zilberman

Professor and Robinson Chair
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

 

Research Areas: Water Economics – water conservation, water market, water quality; Technological Change, Adoption of new technology and innovation; The Bioeconomy – biotechnology and biofuels; Agricultural, environmental and nutritional policy, risk management; and Environmental sustainability – Climate change, environmental risk

 

Sample Projects: Adoption of Drip Irrigation in California: A historical/econometric study on the evolution of the adoption of drip irrigation in California with Rebecca Taylor, Douglas Parker and Ariel Dinar;  The relationship between water dams and conservation: Understanding to what extend dams and conservation are substitutes or complements (will better conservation technologies reduce or increase the need for dams?), with applications to climate change. With Yang Xie; How California is responding to the drought: A new Giannini Foundation project with Yang Xie and Douglas Parker; The Economic Impact of CIMIS (California Irrigation Management Information System): Supported by DWR and NASA with Douglas Parker; and The Regulation of Animal Waste: Assessing the challenge of regulating Nitrogen and Phosphorus simultaneously with Antti Iho and Douglas Parker.

David Zilberman