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Helen Naughton

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Helen Naughton

Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 403 ยท (406) 243-4586
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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) (



2007, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oregon

2004, M.A. in Economics, University of Oregon 

2000, B.A. in Economics, Lewis & Clark College

Teaching Experience

Economic Way of Thinking

Environmental Economics

Introduction to Microeconomics (in class and online)

Intermediate Microeconomics

Master’s Microeconomic Theory II (at Oregon State University)

Introduction to Econometrics

Master’s Econometrics

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Lab (ENRE) (


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

"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.

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