Ramírez wins CARD PhD Dissertation Award

Catherine Kling, director of CARD, today announced María Jimena González Ramírez as the recipient of the fourth annual CARD Award for Best PhD Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics Policy.

To be considered for the award graduate students had to submit a copy of their dissertation and a brief summary of how the topic of research related to one of CARD’s research areas. Graduate students were required to have completed their final oral examination in 2016 to be considered.

Ramírez’s dissertation is a collection of three papers dealing with environmental economics and intra-household decision making. The first chapter of her dissertation deals with the creation or modification of environmental markets for pollutants that have complementarities and how this can affect the design and results of pollution policies, the second examines promotion of cover crops as a pollution abatement technology, and the third studies the spouses’ differences in risk preferences.

Ramírez was awarded a $500 prize, and will have her name added to the Dissertation Award winner plaque at CARD.

(Released April 2017)