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Undergraduate Degree:
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Doctoral Degree:
North Carolina State University

Laura Taylor

Dr. 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, Dr. Taylor was Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at North Carolina State University (2007-2018).