Core faculty

Catherine Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Catherine H. Hausman is an associate professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Her work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Recent projects have looked at inequality and environmental quality, 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. Her research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Prior to her graduate studies, Catherine studied in Peru under a Fulbright grant. She has taught statistics, a policy seminar on energy and the environment, and a course on government regulation of industry and the environment. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Learn more on Hausman's personal site.

Educational background

PhD in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Berkeley (2013)

Professional affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Recent publications

  • "Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution," Catherine 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).