Assistant Professor, Penn State University
Emily Pakhtigian is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy at Penn State University. Her research examines human-environmental interactions at the intersection of environmental and development economics. Her research interests include environmental health, water and sanitation, air pollution, human capital accumulation, and water resource management. Pakhtigian’s recent research includes work to understand the processes by which households adopt and use environmental health technologies, the health and educational consequences of ambient air pollution exposure, and the economic implications of water resource management. Pakhtigian holds a Ph.D. in public policy, with a concentration in economics, from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She has an M.A. in economics from Duke University and B.A.s in economics and political science from Moravian College.
Personal website: www.emilypakhtigian.com
- Shrestha, G., Pakhtigian, E. L., & Jeuland, M. (2023). Women who do not migrate: Intersectionality, social relations, and participation in Western Nepal. World Development, 161, 106109.
- Pakhtigian, E. L., Dickinson, K. L., Orgill-Meyer, J., & Pattanayak, S. K. (2022). Sustaining latrine use: Peers, policies, and sanitation behaviors. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 200, 223-242.
- Komisarow, S., & Pakhtigian, E. L. (2022). Are power plant closures a breath of fresh air? Local air quality and school absences. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 112, 102569.