BA Economics, University of Puget Sound
Jacob Gellman is a PhD student in Economics and Environmental Science. His research focuses on the economics of land use, wildfire, and housing. Current projects include the impact of wildfire on outdoor recreation, the effects of wildfire insurance on housing development, and estimation of welfare change from affordable housing policy.
Jacob received a BA in Economics from the University of Puget Sound in 2013. Subsequently, he worked as a research assistant focusing on non-market valuation of ecosystem services. He also worked as an energy economics consultant.
Between academic and professional work, he lived in Le Havre, France, where he taught English to students aged 13 to 15.
Environmental and natural resource economics, urban economics
Andrew Plantinga (Social Science Group)