Office: Jacobs 270
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
Ph.D. Student, Vanderbilt University
Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment
M.S., Vanderbilt University, 2013
B.A. with High Distinction, University of Virginia, 2012
- Policy Assistant, AnnDyl Policy Group LLC, Energy and Environmental Policy Strategy Firm, Washington, D.C.
- Research Assistant, National Home Performance Council, Energy Efficiency Non-Profit Organization, Washington, D.C.
- Congressional Intern, Office of the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
- Creating computational models that describe and predict human choices under social and environmental uncertainty.
- Creating empirically grounded behavioral game-theoretic models with data from economic decision experiments.
- Applying econometrics to investigate the effects of weather on economic change.
- Developing decision-support models for policy and management application in complex systems.
Honors & Awards
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Graduate Fellowship
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Senator John Warner Public Leadership Research Grant
- Z Society Sullivan Research Grant
- Raven Society Research Fellow, 2011-2012
Nay, J., Abkowitz, M., Chu, E., Gallagher, D., Wright, H., (Forthcoming, 2014), “A review of decision-support models for adaptation to climate change in the context of development.” Climate and Development.
Nay, J. (2012), "Global climate change politics and the feasible U.S. policy strategy." The Oculus: The University of Virginia Journal of Research, 11(1): 5-29.
Jacobi, J., Gilligan, J., Nay, J. (2013), “The Influence of Seasonal Forecast Accuracy on Farmer Behavior: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach.” American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
*Nay, J., Ackerly, B., Gilligan, J., Goodbred, S. (2013), “Understanding Coastal Social-Ecological Systems: An Integrated Social, Environmental, and Engineering Perspective.” International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Nay, J., Abkowitz, M. (2013), “Employing a Systems Approach to Mainstreaming Community-Based Adaptation into National and Local Planning.” 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
*Nay, J., Abkowitz, M. (2013), “Integrative Systems Analysis Tools to Inform Climate Adaptation.” Vanderbilt University Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Seminar Series, Nashville, Tennessee.
Nay, J., Ackerly, B. (2013), “Conflicting Narratives of Bangladeshi Migration into India: Climate Refugees or Terrorists?”, International Bangladesh Development Initiative Conference, Berkeley, California.
Nay, J. (2012), “Bangladeshi Insights for the Politically Feasible U.S. Climate Policy.” University of Virginia Research Network 12th Annual Research Symposium, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nay, J. (2012), “Sustainability Assessment of the University of Virginia School of Architecture: Lessons Learned.” 23rd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium, Lexington, Virginia.
(* invited presentations)
Nay, J. "The effects of weather on Sri Lanka’s economy: An analysis of the past 50 years."
Nay, J. " Predicting strategic behavior under uncertainty: A combined machine learning and agent-based economics approach."
Jacobi, J., Gilligan, J., Nay, J., "The Influence of Seasonal Forecast Accuracy on Farmer Behavior: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach."