Jonathan Colmer is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, and Director of the Environmental Inequality Lab. He is an environmental economist, who also works in the area of growth and development economics. His research combines data with insights from economic theory and environmental science to better understand how economic activity and the environment influence one another. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, Science, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.