- Elmer W. Campbell Professor
- Pettengill Hall, Room 272
Ph.D., B.A., Colorado (Boulder)
Professor Lewis is a Professor of Economics. A natural resource economist with a focus on water resources, her primary interests are in trans-boundary water resource issues including allocation and pollution control problems. She also serves on the board of the Universities Council on Water Resources.
Before coming to Bates, Professor Lewis served on the faculty at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to that she had a two-year dissertation fellowship at the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Much of her research has addressed transboundary water resource management including efficiency analysis of allocation agreements, compliance issues, tradable permits for pollution control and the valuation of environmental amenities and disamenities with watersheds and coastal zones. She is currently working with a team at the World Bank on issues related to decentralization in river basins. She also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Universities Council on Water Resources.
Professor Lewis’s teaching areas include microeconomics, environmental economics, natural resource economics and valuation.
For more information please see Prof. Lewis’s personal web page.