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CELS Student Aims to Use Economics to Help Protect the Environment

AJB_Biking_Mississippi3@@Guided by his love for the natural world and biking, Andy Boslett, an Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Ph.D. student, dedicates his life to solving environmental problems.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from Ithaca College, he started working towards his Ph.D. at the University of Rhode Island in 2012. 

 Boslett’s research at URI is focused on the economic impact of fracking, the process of creating small fractures in deep rocks to extract oil as an energy source. He hopes to engage in the global debate about whether this type of development should allowed by examining the social, environmental and economic impacts of shale extraction.   

 “I use markets to tell a story of what is happening on the individual level,” said Boslett…. [Read More]

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