(920) 993 6035
david.gerard at lawrence.edu
I am an associate professor and the chair of the department of economics, and am affiliated with the Environmental Studies program. My research interests are in risk regulation and public policy, particularly in areas of energy and the environment.
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 Engineering & Technology Innovation Management (ETIM) program. I maintain a Carnegie Mellon connection as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy.
I am the recipient of this year’s Faculty Convocation Award, and will give a talk on climate change at the Honors Convocation on May 14. 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.