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Reed Walker

Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy and Economics
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F592
Personal Homepage: https://w-reed-walker.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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Ph.D. Economics, Columbia University, 2012
M.A. Economics, Columbia University, 2009
B.A. Mathematical Economics, Colgate University, 2004

Positions Held

At Haas since 2014
2016 – present, Co-Director, Climate and Environment Initiative, UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab
2016 – present, Research Associate, Energy Institute at Haas
2014 – present, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
2014 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
2014 – present, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
2012 – 2014, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Current Research and Interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Public economics
  • Labor economics

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Why is U.S. Manufacturing Air Quality Improving? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences, with Joseph S. Shapiro, April 2018. Forthcoming, American Economic Review
  • Regulating Mismeasured Pollution: Implications of Firm Heterogeneity for Environmental Policy, with Eva Lyubich and Joseph S. Shapiro, March 2018. Forthcoming, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings.
  • The Relationship Between Season of Birth, Temperature Exposure, and Later Life Well-Being, with Adam Isen and Maya Rossin-Slater, December 2017. Forthcoming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Every Breath You Take – Every Dollar You’ll Make: The Long-Term Consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970, with Adam Isen and Maya Rossin-Slater, Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
  • Airports, Air Pollution, and Contemporaneous Health, with Wolfram Schlenker Review of Economic Studies, 83(2): 768-809, 2016.
  • Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings, with Janet Currie, Lucas Davis, and Michael Greenstone. American Economic Review, 105(2): 678-709, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan Research Fellowship, 2017
  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Schwabacher Fellowship, 2017
  • American Economic Review, “Excellence in Refereeing Award”, 2015
  • Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Research Grant 2015-2016
  • IZA Young Labor Economist Award, 2015
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, Haas School of Business, 2015.
  • National Science Foundation, SES (with Maya Rossin-Slater), #1459940, 2015-2018
  • UC Center for Energy and Environmental Economics, Mini Grant 2013-2014
  • Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Research Grant 2013-2014
  • UC Center for Energy and Environmental Economics, Mini Grant 2012-2013
  • AcademyHealth, Article-of-the-Year Nominee and Noteworthy Articles for 2012 (1 of 5 selected)
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Early Career Research Grant 2012
  • Resources for the Future, Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2011-2012
  • Data Gathering for Dissertation and Early Career Research on Pollution Control Aspects of Environ- mental Economics, Environmental Protection Agency 2010-2011

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