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Caroline Cecot is an Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Her research interests include cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reform, and environmental regulation, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Previously, she was Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School, and Research Associate at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center. She served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Cecot graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in economics and from Vanderbilt University with a Ph.D. in law and economics. She also holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
Jeffrey Shrader was an Economic Fellow at Policy Integrity from 2017-2018. His research focuses on econometric identification and empirical analysis of questions in environmental and labor economics including the impacts of climate change, environmental effects on worker productivity, and business responses to environmental changes. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University. In 2018, he joined the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor.
Kevin Cromar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Research) at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, is an environmental epidemiologist specializing in exposure assessment and human health impacts of air pollution. His recent research has focused on identifying sub-populations susceptible to the adverse effects of air pollution. Dr. Cromar has collaborated with Policy Integrity on a number of original research projects since 2008 including a study on the health risks of residual oil combustion that led to the passage of two new city regulations controlling residual oil use in New York City. Dr. Cromar’s experience with translational research and environmental health policy includes receiving a Clinical and Translational TL1 Fellowship, receiving a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Service Training Award, and currently serving on the NYU NIEHS community outreach and education core (COEC) internal advisory board.
Laurie Johnson joined Policy Integrity as an Affiliated Scholar in March 2014, where she continues her work on the Cost of Carbon Pollution project. Johnson initiated the project jointly with Policy Integrity and the Environmental Defense Fund in 2012, while serving as Chief Economist for the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Prior to Policy Integrity, Laurie spent seven years at NRDC, where she concentrated on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions; impacts of environmental regulation on employment; industry analyses of the economic impacts of regulation; and macroeconomic modeling of climate change legislation and its distributional impacts. Johnson was a professor of economics at the University of Denver for eight years, and she has published in peer reviewed journals including Ecological Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and the Journal of Economic Education. Johnson received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, Seattle and her B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Johnson is also a Senior Economic Advisor at Ethics & Environment, a Washington D.C. based consultancy in climate change policy, economics, and advocacy, and Director of the Citizen Climate Cost Project (CCCP). The CCCP is a unique collaboration between high school students, academics, citizens and civil society institutions estimating local economic costs of climate change in American communities.
Gonzalo Moyano joined Policy Integrity in August 2009 and is currently an adjunct fellow in Santiago, Chile. He is recent graduate of NYU Law’s Master of Laws (LLM) program and also holds a LLB from the University of Chile School of Law, where he is a faculty member. He is the author of several articles regarding zoning, environmental assessment, transport infrastructure, and conservation of natural resources.