Nick Hagerty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University.

His research studies the role of natural resources in how societies around the world cope with environmental change, and how policy design can help people better adapt. Many of his specific projects focus on water and agriculture in the western United States and in India.

Prior to Montana State, Professor Hagerty earned his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and completed an S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. He is also grateful to have been shaped by experiences working for J-PAL and the Council of Economic Advisers, a physics degree and liberal arts education at Brown University, and growing up in the great state of Oregon.