David GerardAssociate Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
Lawrence University
210 Briggs Hall

(920) 993 6035
david.gerard at lawrence.edu

Gerard_CV 2014 July

I am an associate professor and the chair of the department of economics at Lawrence University.  My research interests are in risk regulation and public policy, particularly in areas of energy and the environment.  I regularly teach courses for the Environmental Studies program.

I came to Lawrence in 2009 after eight years at Carnegie Mellon University, six as executive director of the Center for the Study & Improvement of Regulation (CSIR).  At Carnegie Mellon, I taught courses in the Department of Social & Decision Sciences and for the masters program in  Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (ETIM). I maintain a Carnegie Mellon connection as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy

I was the recipient of the 2014-15 Faculty Convocation Award, and gave a talk on climate change at the Honors Convocation in May 2015. I have also given recent talks on corporate social responsibility and a Freshman Studies’ lecture on Thomas Schelling’s Micromotives & Macrobehavior.

My Ph.D. is in economics from the University of Illinois and I have a B.A. in American studies and economics from Grinnell College.