Jeremy West is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research spans a variety of topics in public economics, with a primary focus on energy and environmental economics. Much of his recent work considers the implications of behavioral economics for the efficacy of public policies in energy markets. He emphasizes the distributional consequences of policies as well as their overall efficiency. In addition to his research activities, Jeremy is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of UCSC faculty to design and teach a novel educational program on Coastal Science and Policy, with a core focus on energy conservation and resource sustainability. Prior to joining UCSC, Jeremy spent several years as a postdoctoral associate in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Jeremy has a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University.