Nathaniel Higgins, Ph.D., is a an economist specializing in market design and experimental economics an adjunct professor in the Department of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He works on market-focused interventions in public policy, such as the design of auctions for conservation services and government contracts. Nathaniel is also a research economist at the United States Department of Agriculture, focusing on issues related to the environment and conservation. He received his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Ithaca College and his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.