Economics Faculty and Staff

Helen Naughton

Helen Naughton

Associate Professor

Office: Liberal Arts 403

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Summary

Helen Naughton 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, The World Economy and Forests. Helen teaches 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

Applied Econometrics

Environmental Economics

International Economics

Selected Publications

“Economic and Policy Factors Driving Adoption of Institutional Woody Biomass Heating Systems in the U.S.” with Jesse Young, Nathaniel Anderson and Katrina Mullan, forthcoming at Energy Economics.

"Trade and Sustainability: The Impact of the International Tropical Timber Agreements on Exports," with Kendall A. Houghton, 2017. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

"Aggregation Issues of Foreign Direct Investment Estimation in an Interdependent World," with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Ayça Tekin-Koru, The World Economy, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/twec.12388.

“Beyond fuel treatment effectiveness: characterizing interactions between fire and treatments in the US,  with Kevin Barnett, Sean A. Parks, Carol Miller, Forests, 2016, 7, 237.

"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.

Specialized Skills

Extensive experience coding in Stata

Experience working in SAS, Mathematica, MatLab, ArcGIS, R, MS Access

Teaching Experience

(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)

Professional Experience

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