David Courard-Hauri

 David Courard-Hauri
 

 

Education:

BS in Chemistry and Government, Georgetown University

MPA in Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

PhD in Physical Chemistry, Stanford University

 

Courses:

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

 

Research:

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.

 

Selected Papers:

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.

 

Books:

Friedland, A.J., Relya, R.A, Courard-Hauri, D., 2011, Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications, Freeman, New York.

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