Eric Zou is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon. Eric’s research is in the economics of pollution prevention. He uses a combination of large environmental datasets and modern econometric techniques to document emerging pollution sources, understand where and why the public is often not adequately protected from these pollution sources, and provide practical insights for the efficient design and the effective enforcement of pollution regulations. Eric received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2018. He is also a proud alumnus of East China Normal University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Find more about Eric’s research at