Core faculty

Catherine Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy

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.

Learn more at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~chausman/index.html

Educational Background

PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley (2013)

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recent Publications


"Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution" Catherin Hausman, Samuel Stolper. NBER Working Paper (2020)

Listen to her talk about her environmental justice work on Resources Radio. 

"Regression Discontinuity in Time: Considerations for Empirical Applications" Catherine Hausman, David S. Rapson (2018)