Scott Kaplan

PhD Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Scott is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. His research interests include consumer decision-making, industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics. Some of his previous research has utilized econometric methods to examine consumer responses to Berkeley’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax and California’s proposition to label genetically-modified foods. Scott is also a National Science Foundation Data Science Fellow. He graduated with a BS in environmental sciences and environmental economics from UC Berkeley. While he has championship experience (winning UC Berkeley’s intramural basketball championship in 2018), he prefers watching sports and thinking about the economic implications for others that also enjoy watching them. His interest in superstars probably stems from his membership in the cult of Kobe worshippers.