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Reed Walker

Reed Walker is an Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy and Economics at UC Berkeley. His research explores the social costs of environmental externalities such as air pollution and how regulations to limit these externalities contribute to gains and/or losses to the economy. He is the faculty co-director of UC Berkeley’s Opportunity Lab - Climate and Environment Initiative. He is also a research associate at the Energy Institute at Haas, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at IZA. His work has been supported by the Environmental Protection Agency,  the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition, he was the 2015 recipient of the IZA Young Labor Economist Award. He received his PhD in economics from Columbia University in 2012 and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy program from 2012-2014.