Charles A Taylor

Research in environmental and health economics with a focus on agriculture, land use, ecosystem services, and climate change. I like using satellite data and remote sensing products.

About me

I am a PhD candidate in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Beyond research, I enjoy teaching and have taught environmental economics at City College of New York and Fordham University. Before academia, I worked at McKinsey & Company, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an agricultural consultant, and The Earth Partners LP, the land and environmental investment company, and niche agricultural commodity exporting companies. I co-founded the Drylands Natural Resource Centre, a farmer-owned cooperative and research center in Makueni, Kenya.

BA, Economics, University of Virginia
BA, Political & Social Thought, University of Virginia


Cicadian Rhythm: Insecticides, Infant Health and Long-term Outcomes.” CEEP Working Paper (JMP)

Wetlands, Flooding, and the Clean Water Act.” NBER Environment and Energy Economics Program Working Paper (with Hannah Druckenmiller), 2021

Livestock Plants and COVID-19 Transmission.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (with Christopher Boulos and Douglas Almond), 2020

Market Expectations of a Warming Climate.” Journal of Financial Economics (with Wolfram Schlenker), 2021

Algal Blooms and the Social Cost of Fertilizer.” NBER Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains Working Paper (with Geoffrey Heal), 2021


Charles Taylor

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