Helen Naughton came to the University of Montana in the Fall of 2008. Her specialization is in the fields of environmental and international economics, with a more recent focus on climate change issues. Helen has published articles in the European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Surveys, Land Economics, International Tax and Public Finance and Ecological Economics journals.
Helen has taught microeconmics at the introductory, intermediate and graduate level. In addition she has taught econometrics and environmental economics courses to both undergraduate and graduate students.
She is also a faculty member of the Systems Ecology graduate program that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
More information about Helen's research can be viewed on her research lab's website: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Lab (ENRE) (http://hs.umt.edu/enre/).
Field Of Study:
Helen Naughton, Kevin Barnett and Kendall Houghton are working on Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) funded studies:
"Spatiotemporal Evaluation of Fuel Treatment and Previous Wildfire Effects on Suppression Costs,” (PI: Helen Naughton with Kevin Barnett). We are seeking for a master's level research assistant. For more information about this position go to http://hs.umt.edu/enre/Student%20Opportunities/default.php.
"Critical Assessment of Wildland Fire Emissions Inventories: Methodology, Uncertainty, Effectiveness" (PI: Wei Min Hao, Co-PIs: Shawn Urbanski and Helen Naughton). In the context of this study we are conducting the cost-effectiveness study of Fire Emissions Inventory Systems.
If you have any questions please call 406-243-4586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ENRE@umontana.edu.
2007, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oregon
2004, M.A. in Economics, University of Oregon
2000, B.A. in Economics, Lewis & Clark College
Economic Way of Thinking
Introduction to Microeconomics (in class and online)
Master’s Microeconomic Theory II (at Oregon State University)
Introduction to Econometrics
2013-current, Associate Professor, University of Montana
2008-2013, Assistant Professor, University of Montana
2007-2008, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
2002-2007, Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon
2000-2002, Economist, Integrated Utilities Group
The University of Montana Institute on Ecosystems “Women's Early-mid Career Award,” Summer 2013.
The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, 2013.
European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility, travel grant to attend the European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics “Trade, Property Rights and Biodiversity,” Venice, Italy, July 2007.
NSF travel grant to attend the Second Lindau Meeting of the Winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Lindau, Germany, August 2006.
Best Ph.D. Field Research Paper, University of Oregon, 2005.
Kleinsorge Summer Research Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2004.
“The Effects of a Spruce Bark Beetle Outbreak and Wildfires on Property Values in the Wildland-Urban Interface of South-Central Alaska,” with Winslow D. Hansen, Ecological Economics, 2013, 96: 141-154.