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Sigman, Hilary

Hilary Sigman

Professor of Economics and Graduate Program Director

Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Law and Economics

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Hilary Sigman is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, a Nonresident Fellow of Resources for the Future (RFF), and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She conducts research on the empirical effects of environmental policy. Her current research focuses on the law and economics of brownfields, international water resources, and the environmental implications of decentralization of public policies.  It has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has served on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.  She holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University (U.K.), and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications

  • "The Effect of Allowing Pollution Offsets with Imperfect Enforcement” (with Howard F. Chang) American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) 101 (May 2011), 268-72.
  • “Environmental Liability and Redevelopment of Old Industrial Land,” Journal of Law and Economics, 53 (May 2010), 289–306.
  • Economics of Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Land. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008 (edited volume in International Library of Critical Writings in Economics).
  • “Transboundary Spillovers and Decentralization of Environmental Policies,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 50 (June 2005), 82–101.
  • “International Spillovers and Water Quality in Rivers: Do Countries Free Ride?” American Economic Review, 92 (September 2002), 1152–1159.

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