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


Draining the Swamp: Wetlands, Flooding, and the Clean Water Act.” 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.” Forthcoming. Journal of Financial Economics (with Wolfram Schlenker)

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


Charles Taylor

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