Laura Taylor

Professor, School Chair

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
Office Location:
Old CE Building, Room 208
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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.  Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2018, Dr. Taylor was Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at North Carolina State University (2007-2018), and Associate Director of the Environmental Policy Program at Georgia State University (2001-20015).  She has held numerous advisory board positions and recently served as President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2017/2018).

  • 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