Benjamin Jones

Postdoctoral Research Economist
University of Oklahoma, Center for Risk and Crisis Management and Center for Energy, Security, and Society
Biography 

Benjamin A. Jones is a postdoctoral research economist at the University of Oklahoma, Center for Risk and Crisis Management and Center for Energy, Security, and Society. He works on projects related to non-market valuation of hydropower and water, natural and manmade environmental risk, and environmental health. Currently, he is assisting with design and data collection of non-market values for hydropower produced by Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Economic valuation associated with disruption to Native American tribes, rural ranching and farming communities, and human health impacts of air pollution are being investigated as part of this project and within the context of coupled-human and natural systems in the western US.

Research Interests 

Benjamin recieved his PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of New Mexico in December 2015. He is also an alumni of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at UNM Doctoral Fellowship Program. 

He received his BA in economics with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 and his MA in economics from UNM in 2013.

Benjamin is an applied microeconomist specializing in environmental economics and environmental health. He studies the economic consequences of shocks to the natural environment, including impacts on health outcomes, behavior, time-use allocation, environmental management, and labor market outcomes.

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