Corbett Grainger

Position title: Associate Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics


Phone: (608) 262-3651

411 Henry Taylor Hall
427 Lorch Street

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Curriculum Vitae


My research focuses on distributional impacts of environmental policy and regulation, and the political economy of environmental regulations. My research is mostly empirical, utilizing modern econometric methods to study the causal effects of environmental regulations on different income or demographic groups. These areas of expertise contribute to training and research activities in CDE’s growing emphasis on Spatial and Environmental Demography. I bring the substantive and technical focus of a development economist to this interdisciplinary effort to develop a core strength in interactions between population and environment and how these interactions are shaped by policy.

CDE research theme area affiliation

Spatial and Environmental Demography

Selected Publications

Costello, Christopher, and Corbett A. Grainger. “Property Rights, Regulatory Capture, and Exploitation of Natural Resources.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 5, no. 2 (2018): 441-79. PubMed Central ID.

Chavas, Jean-Paul, Corbett A. Grainger, and Nicholas Hudson. “How Should Economists Model Climate Change? Tipping Points and Nonlinear Dynamics of Carbon Dioxide Concentrations.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 132, Part B (2016): 56-65. PubMed Central ID 6071419.