Director

Jonathan Colmer - University of Virginia

Jonathan is the Founding Director of the Environmental Inequality Lab and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia's Department of Economics. His research combines data with insights from economic theory and environmental science to understand how economic activity and the environment influence one another.

Researcher Partners

John Voorheis - U.S. Census Bureau

John is the Lead Economist for Survey and Economic Research in the Center for Economic Studies at the US Census Bureau. His research combines administrative records with survey data to better understand the economic well-being of individuals, with a focus on the impacts of environmental inequality on long term economic and social outcomes.

Jay Shimshack - University of Virginia

Jay is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His research is on the enforcement of environmental regulations, corporate social responsibility, environmental inequality, and the economic consequences of environmental change. He has advised the EPA, FDA, USDA, DOL and other federal agencies; consulted for private organizations; and provided testimony before the US House of Representatives.

Ian Hardman - Stanford University

Ian worked as a Research Assistant for the Environmental Inequality Lab in 2018 and 2019. He is currently a Research Associate at Stanford University’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD).

Siying Liu - Wake Forest University

Siying is postdoctoral research fellow at Wake Forest University's Eudaimonia Institute and Economics Department. Her research is in health economics and industrial organization. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 2018.

Dajun Lin - American Institutes for Research

Dajun is a research economist at the American Institutes for Research. His research focuses on health and labor economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 2019.

Brennan Williams - University of Virginia

Brennan Williams is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia's Department of Economics. His research seeks to understand the economic consequences of environmental change.

Yooseon Hwang - University of Virginia

Yooseon Hwang is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia's Department of Economics. Her research seeks to understand the economic and environmental consequences of congestion policies.

Ben Chenault - University of Virginia

Ben Chenault is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia's Department of Economics. His research seeks to understand the economic consequences of environmental regulations.

Research Assistants

Savannah Quick - University of Virginia

Savannah Quick graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 2020. She is currently an M.P.P candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and will graduate in May 2021.