Jacqz to join faculty

March 5, 2020

Irene JacqzIrene Jacqz has formally accepted our offer and will be joining the economics department as an assistant professor of environmental and resource economics, starting August 16, 2021.

Jacqz is currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the field of environmental and natural resource economics.

Her research statement reads, "My work as an applied microeconomist examines the role of air pollution as a frequent correlate of other forms of placed-based disadvantage, especially concentrated poverty and segregation. My particular focus on early childhood is motivated by evidence that the very first years of life are a critical period for development, and correspondingly for policy interventions that mitigate the effects of environmental harm. My work contributes in the fields of environmental economics; as well as labor, public, and health economics."