Reed Walker with arms crossed and natural background setting
Photo Credit: Jim Block

Research Expertise and Interest

environmental economics, public economics, labor economics

Research Description

Reed Walker is the Transamerica Associate 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. He was a recipient of the 2017 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship and the 2015 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. In addition, his work has been supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 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.

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