G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Economics and Chair
Public Finance, Environmental Economics, and Urban Economics
Carnegie Hall, 310F
Prof. West’s research focuses on estimating behavioral responses to policies for the reduction of vehicle pollution, gasoline consumption, and other goods with negative externalities. Prof. West also studies consumer valuation of fuel economy, the effects of spatial amenities and disamenities on property values, and the effect of public transit on land use. She co-edited the book Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and has published articles in American Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, National Tax Journal, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. Her work has been funded by the Public Policy Institute of California, the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She teaches Public Finance, Environmental Economics and Policy, Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis, and Principles of Economics, and has supervised many award-winning honors theses.
BA: International Studies and Spanish, Macalester College 1991
MA: Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1994
MS: Economics, University of Texas at Austin 1997
PhD: Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 1999