New CAS Faculty
Assistant Professor of Economics
Donna Ramirez-Harrington, Assistant Professor of Economics, received her B.S. in Economics (1996) from the University of the Philippines and Ph.D. (2004) in Environmental, Natural Resource and Production Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She comes to the UVM Economics Department from the University of Guelph where she was an Assistant Professor from September 2004 until August 2007.
Dr. Harrington's Ph.D. research was on how private firms strategically compete with each other in the context of environmental regulations and green consumers. She analyzed the factors that determine how and why firms would choose to adopt environmental-friendly technologies and environmental management systems to lower their costs relative to their rivals, enhance efficiency, improve product quality, and gain market share while lowering environmental liability. Her current research interests are in the area of strategic use of information for environmental and natural resource protection: one for climate change mitigation, and the other for stakeholder involvement in environmental policy and governance.
She is teaching Environmental Economics this fall and Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis in the spring.
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