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I am an economist who examines environmental and social topics, including natural resources and land use; the housing market and location choices; and government and public policy. My research uses data and empirical methods to answer 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 neighborhood affordability and accessibility.


I am a passionate researcher, educator, and mentor serving as an endowed 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 ResearchFood PolicyJournal of Environmental Management, and Land Economics.​ I go by the nickname "Max."


See my CV for affiliations and professional accomplishments. Click the "Google Scholar" tab for my publications.


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