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Reed Walker

Assistant Professor
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
510-965-3298
Email: click on the envelope icon below for full email address
Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F592
Personal Homepage: https://w-reed-walker.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)

Education


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


  • Every Breath You Take – Every Dollar You’ll Make: The Long-Term Conse- quences 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
  • The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence from the Clean Air Act and the Workforce, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128 (4): 1787-1835, 2013.
  • Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass, with Janet Currie American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3 (1): 65-90, 2011.
  • Environmental Regulation and Labor Reallocation, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. 101(2): 2011.


Honors and Awards


  • 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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