Irene 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."