Justin Gallagher

Scientific Review Committee Member

Dr. Justin Gallagher is in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. Justin’s primary research field is environmental economics, with a broad interest in household finance, labor economics, and public economics. The central theme of his research is investigating how individuals evaluate and respond to environmental risks. In his recent work with Paul Fisher, Justin tested whether red light traffic cameras reduce vehicular accidents and improve public safety. They concluded that the traffic safety benefit of camera programs is much smaller than the consensus view in the existing transportation and engineering literature. In his other work involving a focus on natural disasters and damage reporting, Justin and colleagues show how a popular weather damage database suffers from a nonrandom missing data problem and provide an instrument-based imputation procedure to account for the missing data. Justin received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.  Justin served on SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee.

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2017 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
environmental economics
household finance
public economics
Research Interests
environmental risk
hazardous waste
disaster recovery
Methods of Expertise
panel data
causal analysis
regression analysis