Dr. Leggett is an economist with extensive applied experience with environmental
valuation, statistical sampling, and survey design. Over the past decade, Dr.
Leggett has led numerous efforts to estimate recreational losses due to contaminant
releases and oil spills, including efforts for the National Park Service, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These
efforts involved the design and implementation of telephone, mail, in-person, and
repeat-contact panel surveys to gather data for modeling recreational behavior.
Dr. Leggett has substantial experience with applied statistics and is frequently consulted on projects that require complex sampling designs or econometric analysis. He has taught economics and statistics courses at the college level (Montgomery College and University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and has published in leading economics journals, including Land Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Marine Resource Economics.
Dr. Leggett received his B.A. from Harvard University (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park (Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics). He is a member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Statistical Association, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.