Dr. Waterfield is an applied microeconomist with expertise in environmental, resource, and agricultural economics. She has supported private and government clients in litigation, regulatory, and decision-making contexts.

Dr. Waterfield’s work at Brattle has spanned a range of issues, including water rights disputes, policy impact assessments, and natural resource damages valuation. She has conducted econometric analyses to estimate the health effects of air and water contamination, property value diminution and recreational losses due to natural resource injury, and the impacts of policy changes on agricultural production. In addition to general economic and econometric analytical techniques, Dr. Waterfield has expertise in spatial analysis as well as survey design and implementation.

In addition, she previously worked as an economist at The Nature Conservancy, where she conducted research to inform organizational strategy and improve the effectiveness of US and global conservation programs. She also focused on the behavioral aspects of consumer and producer decisions. Prior to receiving her PhD, Dr. Waterfield worked at a global economic and finance consulting firm and at Resources for the Future, an environmental policy think tank. During graduate school, she was a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Science Foundation.


University of California, Berkeley
PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of California, Berkeley
BA in Philosophy and BA in Economics