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Environmental FocusDr. Klis is a microeconomist who applies the techniques of game theory to questions of public economics and externalities. She has particular interest in environmental externalities, including emissions, transboundary pollution, overfishing and overharvesting of natural resources, among others. Her research has a special focus on international agreements intended to limit negative environmental externalities, using game theory to understand how the structure of an agreement can affect membership and effectiveness. This also leads to the study of implementation of environmental initiatives and optimal resource management.
Current Student Research OpportunitiesWe have put together a database of legal mechanisms in environmental treaties and Dr. Klis is also involved in a project with MEL and some students about the water and climate benefits of growing potatoes instead of rice.