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Jason Maier

Jason Maier

PhD Student

Bren Hall 3007

jmaier@bren.ucsb.edu

Education
ME, Civil and Environmental Systems, University California, Berkeley
BS, Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bio
The understanding of individual and household consumption patterns is a vital component in designing a sustainable future. While historically sustainability science has focused on eco-efficiency, it is becoming ever more clear that a decrease in consumption of highly impactful goods must accompany efficiency gains in order for significant environmental benefit to be realized. Jason uses life-cycle assessment, microeconomic theory and behavioral economics as a lens to better understand current consumption patterns, the impacts of potential shifts in consumption, and the behavioral motivations for shifts in preference.

Year Admitted
2016

Research Areas
Industrial ecology, life-cycle assessment, environmental economics, consumer behavior

Faculty Advisor
Roland Geyer