Assistant Professor

Trisha Shrum is a behavioral and environmental economist who uses modeling and experimental methods to better understand human behavior related to environmental policy, climate change, and natural resource management. She co-founded a non-profit organization called DearTomorrow which arose from her research on climate change behavior. She brings her experience as a social entrepreneur to the courses she teaches on Community Entrepreneurship.


  • “Managing Climate Risks on the Ranch with Limited Drought Forecasts,” lead author with co-authors William Travis, Travis Williams, and Evan Lih, 2018. Climate Risk Management, 20: 11-26.
  • “Experiments in Ranching: Rain-Index Insurance and Investment in Production and Drought Risk Management,” working paper.
  • “The Salience of Future Climate Impacts and the Willingness to Pay for Climate Change Mitigation,” working paper.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • American Economic Association
Trisha Shrum

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

environmental economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics, climate change, natural resource management, policy analysis, entrepreneurship


  • University of Kansas
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University


  • 802.656.8117
Office Location:

Morrill Hall 207C

Courses Taught

  • CDAE 166: Introduction to Community Entrepreneurship
  • CDAE 267: Strategic Planning for Community Entrepreneurs