Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Economics Katherine Grooms and coauthors were awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) two-year grant for their work “Drinking Water and Infant Health: Evidence from Contaminant Levels in California.” Dr. Grooms presented their research at the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, in Incline Village, NV.

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Expertise

Environmental Economics, Environmental Regulation, Political Economy, Pollution and Health

Katherine received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. Her work focuses on enforcement of environmental regulation and water pollution and health. 

  • Katherine received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. Her work focuses on enforcement of environmental regulation and water pollution and health. 

  • Enforcing the Clean Water Act: The effect of state-level corruption on compliance, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2015, 73, 50-78

    Does water quality improve when a Safe Drinking Water Act violation is issued? A study of the effectiveness of the SDWA in California, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 2016, 16(1), 1-23

    Do nonprofits encourage environmental compliance? (with L. Grant), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017, 4(S1), S261-S288.