Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change
University of California Santa Barbara
Kelsey Jack is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Development Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. Prior to joining the Bren School, she was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Tufts University for seven years, and a Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT, with the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) at J-PAL. Her research explores incentive-based approaches to encourage the private provision of public goods with a focus on the environment. She combines environmental economics, contract theory, development economics and behavioral economics to examine individual decision-making in settings where decisions create social externalities.