The LBJ School Welcomes Two New Permanent Faculty Members in Health Policy and Environmental Economics
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept.
Sheila Olmstead is an associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, a visiting fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC, and a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana. In August 2016, she began a one-year leave from UT Austin to serve as the senior economist for energy and the environment at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Before joining UT in 2013, Olmstead was a senior fellow (2013) and fellow (2010-13) at RFF, as well as an associate professor (2007-10) and assistant professor (2002-07) of environmental economics at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Olmstead has served as vice president and as a member of the board of directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, as associate editor of Water Resources Research, as co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics, and as an editorial council member for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University (2002), a Masters in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin (1996) and a B.A. from the University of Virginia (1992).