Faculty Profile

Helen Naughton

Helen Naughton

Associate Professor

Email: helen.naughton@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 403
Personal Website
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

  1. “Economic and Policy Factors Driving Adoption of Institutional Woody Biomass Heating Systems in the U.S.” with Jesse Young, Nathaniel Anderson and Katrina Mullan, Energy Economics, 2018, 69: 456–470.
  2. “Technoeconomic and policy drivers of project performance for bioenergy alternatives using biomass from beetle-killed trees,” with Robert Campbell, Nathaniel Anderson and Daren E. Daugaard, Energies, 2018, 11: 293. 
  3. “International Tropical Timber Agreements’ Effects on Timber Product Exports,” with  Kendall A. Houghton, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 2017, 17: 755–778.
  4. “Aggregation Issues of FDI Estimation in an Interdependent World,” with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Ayça Tekin-Koru, The World Economy, 2016, 39(12): 2046-2073.
  5. “Beyond fuel treatment effectiveness: characterizing interactions between fire and treatments in the US,” with Kevin Barnett, Sean A. Parks and Carol Miller, Forests, 2016, 7, 237.
  6. “Wildfire in Hedonic Property Value Studies,” with Winslow D. Hansen and Julie M. Mueller, Western Economic Forum, 2014, 13(1): 23-35.
  7. “Cooperation in Environmental Policy: A Spatial Approach,” with Ronald B. Davies, International Tax and Public Finance, 2014, 21: 923-954.
  8. “To Shut Down or to Shift: Multinationals and Environmental Regulation,” Ecological Economics, 2014, 102: 113-117.
  9. “The Effects of a Spruce Bark Beetle Outbreak and Wildfires on Property Values in the Wildland-Urban Interface of South-Central Alaska,” with Winslow D. Hansen, Ecological Economics, 2013, 96: 141-154.
  10. “A Note on Teaching Externalities: Distinguishing Between Consumption and Production Externalities,” International Review for Economics Education, 2013, 14: 94-99.
  11. “Social and Ecological Determinants of Land Clearing in the Brazilian Amazon: A Spatial Analysis,” with Winslow Hansen, Land Economics, 2013, 89(4): 699-721.
  12. “Globalization and Emissions in Europe,” European Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010, 7(2): 503-519.
  13. “The Equal Absolute Sacrifice Principle Revisited,” with Peter J. Lambert, Journal of Economic Surveys, 2009, 23(2): 328-349.
  14. “Spacey Parents: Autoregressive Patterns in Inbound FDI,” with Bruce A. Blonigen, Ronald B. Davies, and Glen R. Waddell, Steven Brakman and Harry Garretsen (eds.), 2008, Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise, The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. 
  15. “FDI in Space: Spatial Autoregressive Relationships in Foreign Direct Investment,” with Bruce A. Blonigen, Ronald B. Davies, and Glen R. Waddell, European Economic Review, 2007, 51(5): 1303-1325.


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

Home Department

Department of Economics 

Area of Expertise

Applied Econometrics, Environmental Economics, International Economics

Systems Ecology Title

Associate Professor, Environmental Economics

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 with Calculus (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