Laura Taylor

School Chair, Professor

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 and Interim Director of the Energy Policy and Innovation Center at Georgia Tech.  Her recent research interests focus on the intersection of energy, environmental exposures and health.  She has extensive experience in policy evaluation and the valuation of natural resources and the environment. Recent research applications include evaluating the impact of offshore wind energy in the U.S., identifying the impacts of air pollution exposures on health outcomes, improving benefits estimation for policies designed to reduce human mortality, examining household responses to water conservation policies, and evaluating the benefits of hazardous waste site cleanup. 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 a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and has held numerous advisory board positions.  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.

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.A., Duke University
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Research Fields:
  • Clean Energy
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Market-based Incentives
  • Policy Analysis
Courses Taught:
  • ECON-2106: Prin of Microeconomics
  • ECON-4811: Special Topics
  • ECON-6380: Economic of Environment
  • ECON-8801: Special Topics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles