Dr. Christopher Scott Giguere was presented with the Carlson Outstanding Dissertation Award on May 4th, 2018. Giguere graduated with his PhD in 2017 and Roger von Haefen was his adviser.
Chris is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. He earned a bachelor of business administration (BBA) with majors in economics and finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduation Chris worked for six years in capital project management consulting for major process industries including but not limited to refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mining/ minerals/ metals, and exploration and production of oil. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred shortly before Chris began graduate school, helped him finalize his choice of studying environmental and resource economics at NC State. In his dissertation, he evaluated the efficiency of North Carolina’s motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. Recently he has been working with colleagues at Appalachian State University on several contingent valuation and discrete choice experiment projects. Most recently he presented “Valuing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Public Forests: Scope Effects with Attribute Non-Attendance” at the Society of Benefit Cost Analysis meetings in Washington, DC. Chris currently lives in Blowing Rock, NC with his girlfriend Katie and their dogs and cat, Turbo, Copper, and Battle Cat. Chris and Katie return to Raleigh regularly to dine at Amedeo’s on Western Boulevard and cheer for the Wolfpack.
This award is made possible by the generosity of Gerald and Barbara Carlson.