Chris Malloy is a PhD student in Economics at UCSB. Chris received a BS in Public Policy Economics from the University of St. Thomas in 2015 and a MA in Economics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2017. He has also been a co-chair of the UCSB Economics Department graduate student mentorship committee since 2019 and is currently working on a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Chris's research focuses largely on Environmental and Labor Economics, including the wage and employment impacts of market based climate regulation in the U.S. and the deployment of utility-scale renewable energy. Recently, he worked as a researcher on California Carbon Neutrality Study 2, funded by the State of California through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
He is interested in economic questions at the intersection of Public Finance and Environmental Economics. Currently his projects involve policy relevant topics such as the incidence of carbon pricing on workers and the concomitant welfare implications of such regulation.