I am an applied micro economist completing my PhD at the University of New Mexico (UNM). My dissertation focuses on the effect of exogenous changes on preferences for environmental and resource goods. Much of my research uses econometric methods to explore environmental and resource economics topics in New Mexico and the Mountain West, specifically surrounding energy and wildfires. In addition to my research, I have a substantial teaching background; I have taught multiple classes at different levels and formats. More information can be found on my website, karawalter.weebly.com
I earned my MA in economics from UNM in 2013 and my BA in economics and finance from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana in 2011. Outside of work and school, I enjoy reading, traveling, and learning about random topics.