Elizabeth Stanton is a Principal Economist at Synapse Energy Economics with more than 15 years of experience as an environmental economist. She has authored more than 80 publications on environmental and energy economics topics. Since joining Synapse in 2012, she has led studies examining environmental regulations, cost-benefit analyses, and energy economics. Previously, she was a senior economist with the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Climate Economics Group, where she led the organization’s work on the Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory model and on water issues and climate change in the western US She earned her PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her books include Climate Change and Global Equity (with Frank Ackerman), Climate Economics: The State of the Art (with Frank Ackerman), and Reclaiming Nature: Worldwide Strategies for Building Natural Assets (coeditor with Boyce and Sunita Narain).