Corbett Grainger, a Transatlantic Intern at Ecologic, was working on the costs of environmental policy inaction and the economics of adaptation to climate change. He is further interested in the private provision of environmental goods, particularly in the context of the consumption of pollution offsets and the role of environmental markets. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics and is a fellow in the Economics and Environmental Science Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Corbett Grainger received his B.A. in Economics and German from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and spent his junior year at Universität Karlsruhe on a scholarship from Verband der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Clubs. Upon returning to the United States he worked as an intern at Community First Bankshares, where he helped develop valuation models for mortgage-backed securities and derivatives. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Applied Economics at University of Minnesota, where he gained experience working on two research projects: determining how to efficiently meet pollution abatement goals in an agricultural watershed, and analysing the demand for healthy foods among schoolchildren.