Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Michael Neubauer

Economics

Biography

In one strand of his research, Michael Neubauer is investigating the impact of pollution on shrimp farmers in Vietnam. Over the past two decades, a new, factory-like form of shrimp production has become more common in the Mekong Delta. These "factories" emit pollution, though, that harms the traditional (non-factory) shrimp farmers nearby, so Michael and his co-authors want to study how the traditional shrimp farmers adapt, and what the government could potentially do to mitigate the impacts of the pollution.