Casey Wichman is the Research Director in the Energy & Environment Lab and a Research Fellow in the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Formerly, Casey was a Fellow at Resources for the Future, a non-profit environmental economics think tank in Washington, DC. Casey’s interests revolve around understanding how people interact with the natural and built environment and what that behavior reveals about the value of environmental amenities and infrastructure. Topically, his research spans water pricing, conservation, and affordability; urban transit; climate change impacts and adaptation; provision of public goods; and recreation. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Economics Letters, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, among other outlets.

Casey holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from NC State University and Ithaca College.