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Jacob Gellman

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PhD Student

Bren Hall 3031

BA Economics, University of Puget Sound

Jacob Gellman is a PhD candidate in Economics and Environmental Science. His research focuses on the economics of wildfire, land use, and housing. Current projects assess the welfare damages of wildfire smoke for outdoor recreation, wildfire risk modeling and homeowners insurance regulation in California, the effects of affordable housing quotas on housing markets, and other wildfire- or housing-related topics.

Jacob received a BA in Economics from the University of Puget Sound in 2013. He subsequently worked as a research assistant and later 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. Personal interests include guitar, French, punk, new wave, art, hiking, and basketball.

Year Admitted

Research Areas
Environmental and natural resource economics, urban economics

Faculty Advisor
Andrew Plantinga (Social Science Group)

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