Emily Lambright Pakhtigian

  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy
  • Penn State University



Emily Lambright Pakhtigian is an Assistant Professor at the the School of Public Policy at Penn State University.

Her research lies at the intersection of environmental, development, and health economics. She examines how households respond to various environmental risks they face—from poor water quality and unimproved sanitation access to indoor and outdoor air pollution, among others. Specifically, she seeks to understand how social and household factors mediate demand for technologies that avert or mitigate environmental risk, the sustainability of technological adoption, and the long term health and human capital implications of low investment in averting and mitigating technologies.