Evans, Mary | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
  • B.A. in Economics and French, James Madison University
Research Areas
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Applied Microeconomics
Teaching Areas
  • Economics
  • Environmental and Energy Policy

Mary F. Evans’s primary research and teaching interests are in the field of environmental economics. In her research, she explores issues related to the enforcement of and compliance with environmental regulations. Her past research has examined how individual characteristics, in particular age, health status, and family structure, affect the willingness to pay for reductions in mortality risks associated with improved environmental quality.

Previously she was the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ‘66 Professor of Environmental Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow in the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.

Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among other journals. She received the 2016 Ralph C. d'Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists for her paper "The Clean Air Act Watch List: An Enforcement and Compliance Natural Experiment." Her research has been funded by the EPA and the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation.

Evans is a features editor for the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), and she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).

She is the founding co-chair of the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC), an independent organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, nonpartisan advice on the state of economic science as it relates to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's programs.

 

Media Expertise
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Economics