Complexity Theory, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
Deric Tilson is a third-year doctoral student in the economics program at George Mason University where he is focusing on combining economics with the framework of system dynamics. He is interested in what effects regulations and policies have on the environment by way of changing the incentive structures of farmers and local businesses. He is also interested in the use of agent-based modeling to research a variety of issues ranging from food safety to the unintended consequences of violence. He is currently using spatial techniques to compare infant and mother health outcomes before and after utilities change energy fuel types. In his free time, Deric goes backpacking, explores different ethnic cuisines, and enjoys going camping with his children.
IHS Research Grant 2019
ECON 335-001: Environmental Economics, Fall 2019