Ursula Kreitmair joined the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2016. Her research interests lie with environmental policy. In particular, she researches how we might overcome collective action problems underlying (large scale) social dilemmas as found surrounding many environmental issues. Dr. Kreitmair uses an inter-disciplinary approach (behavioral economic experiments, computational, and institutional analysis) to refine policy tools used in environmental management based on insights from the behavioral sciences. Dr. Kreitmair teaches classes in environmental and public policy and research methods.
Dr. Kreitmair received her Ph.D. in public policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University where she was fortunate to have studied under, and worked with, Elinor Ostrom. Dr. Kreitmair also holds an MA in Environmental Economics from University College London, an MSc in Environmental Policy, Planning, and Regulation from London School of Economics, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University.