Catherine H. Hausman is an associate professor at the Ford School and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Her work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Recent projects have looked at the natural gas sector's role in methane leaks, the impact of climate change on the electricity grid, and the effects of nuclear power plant closures. Prior to her graduate studies, Catherine studied in Peru under a Fulbright grant. She has taught statistics, a policy seminar on energy and climate, and a course on government regulation of industry and the environment. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.