Brian Roach received a Ph.D. in environmental policy analysis from the University of California, Davis in 1995 and an M.S. in agricultural economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1990. From 1997-2001, he worked at the University of Maine, Orono as a researcher and teacher. His research background has focused on non-market valuation of natural resources, including drinking water quality, water-based recreation, wildlife, and subsistence activities. As a teacher, he has taught courses in economics and natural resources. He also developed a course on the history, theory, and social implications of mass consumerism. Since coming to Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) in the summer of 2001, he has worked on the texts Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach and Microeconomics in Context, including writing an Instructors Manual for both. He is currently working on several research topics including the role of large corporations in a global economy, the distributional implications of tax policy in the U.S., and economic inequality.
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