Katrina Jessoe

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I am an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis, where I specialize in environmental and energy economics. Much of my research centers on the design and evaluation of pricing and conservation polices in the water and electricity sectors. In my research, I often collaborate with electric and water utilities, as well as state agencies. Some recent and ongoing projects include a framed field experiment to understand the water and energy impacts of water conservation instruments, the estimation of the price elasticity of demand for agricultural groundwater and land use, rate design and regulation in urban water utilities, and a RCT to understand the effects of default options in commercial energy efficiency. I received a BA from Princeton University in 2002 and a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from Yale University in 2009.


Positions and Roles: 
Associate Director
Research Interests: 
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy
Development Economics and Policy
Regulatory Economics
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Department Affiliation: 
Agricultural and Resource Economics