Laura Taylor

Professor, School Chair

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
Office Location:
Old CE Building, Room 208
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Overview

Dr. Taylor is Chair of the School of Economics at Georgia Tech.  Her research focuses on policy evaluation and the valuation of natural resources and the environment. Recent applications include improving benefits estimation for policies designed to reduce human mortality; examining household responses to water conservation policies; evaluating the benefits of hazardous waste site cleanup for neighboring communities, and evaluating the impact of offshore wind energy on coastal tourism. Her research has received funding from a variety of sources including the US EPA, USDA, US Department of Interior and the National Science Foundation.  She is the immediate Past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Education:
  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.A., Duke University
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Research Fields:
  • Environmental Economics
  • Policy Analysis
Courses Taught:
  • ECON-2106: Prin of Microeconomics