PhD Candidate


Studying jointly in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Department of Economics, my research spans environmental and public economics with emphasis in two themes: information disclosure and policy analysis.

Job Market Materials

CV: [printable pdf, or html with links]

Job Market Paper [printable pdf]

Research Statement [printable pdf, or html with links]

Dissertation Summary [printable pdf, or html with links]

Teaching Philosophy [printable pdf with evaluations, or html with links]

Publications, Working Papers & Projects:


Economics & Environmental Science

Office: 4508 Bren Hall

University of California,

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131

lgrant [at]

323-761-0327 (voice)

805-893-7612  (fax)

UC Regents & NSF IGERT Fellow

Responses to Third-Party Ratings: Evidence of Effects on Charitable Contributions (Job Market Paper)

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana forthcoming in Review of Economics and Statistics (with Matt Kotchen)

Eco-Labeling Strategies and Price-Premium: The Wine Industry Puzzle forthcoming in Business & Society (with Magali Delmas)

Voluntary Provision of Environmental Goods: Clubs and Market Structure 

Are Third-Party Ratings Incentive Compatible? Charitable Organizations Respond

Fishing for a Catch: Marine Reserves and Lobster Fisheries (with Carla Guenther, David Carr, and Hunter Lenihan)

Environmental Quality Improvements through Voluntary Watershed Advocacy Groups