Maria Damon is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on environmental policy design, and how understanding decision-making processes can lead to more effective policies. She also studies the relationships between health and natural resource management in developing countries, and ways in which resources can be better managed in the face of disease epidemics. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Maria spent two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs. She has also served as the Staff Economist for Environment and Regulation at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and has worked as a research analyst at the World Bank's Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America.
Maria holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an AB in economics from Cornell University.
Design of environmental policy instruments (both developed and developing country applications) Stated preference methods to model individual behavior (contingent valuation and choice experiments)
NYU web page http://wagner.nyu.edu/damon