Catherine Hausman, assistant professor of public policy, recently received her PhD from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research interests are in environmental and energy economics, and applied econometrics. She is currently studying the determinants of residential energy and water demand and in the past has worked on electricity market deregulation and nuclear power safety. She has also published papers on land use change associated with biofuels production. Prior to her graduate studies, Catherine studied in Peru under a Fulbright grant, and, as a graduate student, worked at the University of California Energy Institute and the World Bank. In the winter term, she will be teaching a policy seminar on Energy & the Environment as well as a course on Government Regulation of Industry and the Environment.