Notable Achievements

Economics majors Abbie Boatwright ’19, Stan Kannegieter ’19, and Diana Trevino ’20 presented their research at the Economics Scholars Undergraduate Research Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  Boatwright, under the direction of Professor of Economics Dirk Early and Dr. Paul Brenner, associate director of high-performance computing at the University of Notre Dame, presented her research on the link between intellectual-property protections and patenting, “Global Innovation and Intellectual-Property Rights.” Kannegieter presented his work on the effectiveness of solar incentives in solar adoption, “The Effect of Financial Incentive Policies on Residential Solar Panel Installation,” and Trevino presented her paper on discrimination in jury selection, “Discrimination in Peremptory Challenges.” Assistant Professor of Economics Katie Grooms supervised the projects produced by Kannegieter and Trevino.  Grooms was also the keynote speaker at the conference and presented her work “Water Pollution in the United States: Regulatory Enforcement, Firm Compliance, and Human Health.”

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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.