Department of Resource Economics
Emma is interested in research that informs optimal energy policy design, specifically regarding renewables, electric vehicles, infrastructure resilience and energy security.
Emma grew up in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of New Mexico, she worked at Sandia National Laboratories modeling the economic impacts of climate change for the Department of Energy. Emma began a PhD program in Resource Economics at UMass in 2017. She is currently involved with research examining the role of time and risk preferences on a homeowner’s decision to adopt solar power.