Yale University

School of the Environment

Kroon Hall, G23

New Haven, CT 06511

alberto.garcia@yale.edu

I am an environmental economist with research interests at the intersection of environmental change and livelihoods. My research to date has focused on environmental policy, conservation, land use, and the relationship between inequality and the environment. I am particularly excited about applications of remote sensing and its integration with causal inference. I enjoy collaborating with people from a variety of disciplines. 

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University's School of the Environment in the SPIRES lab. Prior to Yale, I completed my Ph.D. at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, where I worked as a researcher for emLab on projects funded by CGIAR's Standing Panel on Impact Assessment and the Arnhold Family Foundation. 

In 2024, I will join the University of Utah, where I'll have a shared appointment between Economics and the School of Environment, Society & Sustainability.

When not thinking about environmental economics, I can be found casting a fly to a hungry trout or hiking on one of the local trails.