Catherine Hausman was a visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center in 2018-2019. She is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Her work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Her research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Recent projects have looked at the economic and environmental impacts of shale gas; the market impacts of nuclear power plant closures; and the effects of electricity market deregulation on nuclear power safety. Prior to her graduate studies, Hausman studied in Peru under a Fulbright grant. She has taught statistics, a policy seminar on energy and the environment, and a course on government regulation of industry and the environment.
She holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.