BS in Chemistry and Government, Georgetown University
MPA in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
PhD in Physical Chemistry, Stanford University
ENSP 35. One Earth: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENSP 50. Poverty, Development, and the Environment
ENSP 107. Civic Environmentalism
ENSP 111. International Environmental Seminar
ENSP 135. Global Change: The Science and Policy of Climate Change
ENSP 153. Ecological Economics
ENSP 154. Environmental Decision-Making
ENSP 168. Dynamic Environmental Modeling
My interests are in issues at the interface of science, policy, and welfare, and generally involve computational modeling. One fairly surprising result of economic psychology is that consumption and well-being are not strongly related after a threshold level of about $10,000 per year. Given the environmental impacts of resource consumption, this suggests the potential for a reduction in economic throughput without a reduction in human welfare if we could only better understand these relationships.
Courard-Hauri, D., Haase, R., Consumer obligation and counterproductive consumption: can the things we don’t use affect us more than those that we do? In Review.
Courard-Hauri, D., Lauer, S., 2012, Taking “All Men Are Created Equal” Seriously: Toward a Metric for the Intergroup Comparison of Utility Functions Through Life Values. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, in press.
Courard-Hauri, D., 2007, Using Monte Carlo analysis to investigate the relationship between overconsumption and uncertain access to one’s personal utility function. Ecological Economics, 64, 152-162.
Courard-Hauri, D., 2004, The effect of income choice on bias in policy decisions made using cost-benefit analysis, Ecological Economics, 51, 191-199.