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Thinking in the Margins

I have spent the better part of my first week of Laidlaw thinking about margins. Crucial  decisions in environmental economics are often made using marginal analysis, a concept central to my research.   Let’s take a…

USA Research Trip Reflections

For this summer’s segment of my Laidlaw scholarship, I had the fantastic opportunity to be able to travel to the United States to access relevant primary material for my project on Dorothea Dix. Last summer, I focused…

The unexpected joys of research

I finished my second Laidlaw summer a month ago, and although the whole program adventure is far from done, the end of the research part felt like a good time to reflect on what I’ve done over the past two summers.…