Patrick Bigger Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Patrick Bigger was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to fund his fieldwork in California. His work examines California’s cap-and-trade carbon market, the most significant climate change abatement project in the country. His fieldwork entails an in-depth, qualitative study of the market participants, regulators, legislators, and regulated industries that comprise a financial market design to deliver environmental benefit. Dr. Susan Roberts from the University of Kentucky Department of Geography and Dr. Morgan Robertson from the University of Wisconsin Department of Geography will supervise his research. The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant is a program administered by the Geography and Spatial Science Division of the National Science Foundation intended to facilitate independent research experience for promising young scholars who wish to pursue a scholarly career in socially relevant topics.

Published on May 07, 2013