Helen Naughton came to the University of Montana in the Fall of 2008. She is an applied econometrician with experience publishing in environmental and international economics. Helen has published in a wide array of journals including the European Economic Review, Land Economics, International Tax and Public Finance and The World Economy.
Helen has taught microeconmics at the introductory, intermediate and graduate level. In addition she has taught econometrics and environmental economics courses to both undergraduate and graduate students.
2007, Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oregon
2004, M.A. in Economics, University of Oregon
2000, B.A. in Economics, Lewis & Clark College
Field of Study
"Forest-landscape structure mediates effects of a spruce bark beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreak on subsequent likelihood of burning in Alaskan boreal forest," with Winslow D. Hansen, F. Stuart Chapin III, T. Scott Rupp , David Verbyla, Forest Ecology and Management, 2016, 369: 38-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.036.
"International environmental agreement effectiveness: A review of empirical studies," with Kendall Houghton, Chapter 18 in Comparative Law and Economics: Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series, Edited by Theodore Eisenberg and Giovanni B. Ramello, pp. 442-455, 2016.
The University of Montana Institute on Ecosystems “Women's Early-mid Career Award,” Summer 2013.
The Paul Lauren Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, 2013.
European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility, travel grant to attend the European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics “Trade, Property Rights and Biodiversity,” Venice, Italy, July 2007.
NSF travel grant to attend the Second Lindau Meeting of the Winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Lindau, Germany, August 2006.
Best Ph.D. Field Research Paper, University of Oregon, 2005.
Kleinsorge Summer Research Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2004.
Extensive experience coding in Stata
Experience working in SAS, Mathematica, MatLab, ArcGIS, R, MS Access
(Master's) Empirical Research Design (ECNS 569)
(Master’s) Advanced Econometrics (ECNS 560)
Introduction to Econometrics (ECNS 403)
Master’s Microeconomic Theory II (at Oregon State University)
Intermediate Microeconomics (ECNS 301)
Introduction to Microeconomics (in class and online, ECNS 201)
Environmental Economics (ECNS 433)
Economic Way of Thinking (ECNS 101)
2013-current, Associate Professor, University of Montana
2008-2013, Assistant Professor, University of Montana
2007-2008, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
2002-2007, Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon
2000-2002, Economist, Integrated Utilities Group