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Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Winner, 2012

Christa Jensen, Ph.D. candidate, Economics, West Virginia University

Paper Title: “Examining Sub-national Hazardous Waste Flows in the United Kingdom: A Spatial Interaction Approach"

Faculty Sponsor: Randy Jackson, RRI, West Virginia University


Jensen is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Regional Research Institute, where she is currently working with Randall Jackson on multiple projects, including a simulation model designed to analyze the system-wide implications of expanding the geographic boundaries of waste management and remanufacturing production loops. Previously, she was a GRA on externally funded projects entitled, "Materials Flow Modeling in Sustainable Industrial Systems within Urban Centers"; "Economic Impact of Domestic Fossil-based Resources"; and "Valuing Domestically Produced Natural Gas and Oil".  Her research interests are in hazardous waste, spatial interaction modeling, environmental accounting, and applied spatial econometrics.