RICHARD T. MELSTROM
I am an economist with a research program focused on environmental and social topics, including environmental valuation, natural resource conservation, and public policy. My research uses data and empirical methods to answer pressing community, business, and policy maker concerns. Recently, I have worked to assess community resilience in the face of environmental change by measuring the effects of pollution and cleanup on the housing market.
I am a passionate researcher, educator, and mentor. I am an associate professor in the School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. I regularly work with scholars and students on environmental and sustainability topics, publishing in scientific journals such as Water Resources Research, Food Policy, Journal of Environmental Management, and Land Economics. I go by the nickname "Max."
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