IHE-LeaD Seminar

“Air Quality and Birth Outcomes: An Economist’s Approach to Identifying Causal Effects”

Laura Taylor, Ph.D.
School Chair, Professor
School of Economics
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Georgia Tech

Laura Taylor is Chair of the School of Economics at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on policy evaluation and the valuation of natural resources and the environment. Recent applications include improving benefits estimation for policies designed to reduce human mortality; examining household responses to water conservation policies; evaluating the benefits of hazardous waste site cleanup for neighboring communities, and evaluating the impact of offshore wind energy on coastal tourism. Her research has received funding from a variety of sources including the US EPA, USDA, US Department of Interior and the National Science Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and has held numerous advisory board positions. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2018, Taylor was Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at North Carolina State University (2007-2018), and Associate Director of the Environmental Policy Program at Georgia State University (2001-2015). 

Ph.D., North Carolina State University
M.A., Duke University
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville

Research Fields:
Environmental Economics
Policy Analysis

The Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) is a new program that connects scholars at GT to jointly work towards advancing the intersection of human and environmental health, and to discuss opportunities and challenges for translating scholarly work into actions with public impact and visibility. Our program runs a monthly seminar series that is open to the GT public. GT speakers will present their work on impact-driven research at the intersection of IHE. You can receive regular announcements about upcoming seminars via the IHE email list contact Gabi Steinbach.

To learn more information about the seminar series and the IHE-LeaD program, visit their website.