Royce Vaughn joined RESI in late 2012 and contributes his expertise to environmental and green-related projects for state agencies across Maryland. In particular, he lends his econometric competency to the development of models that capture the economic impacts of greenhouse gas legislation. Prior to working at RESI, Mr. Vaughn taught undergraduate economics at both King's College and Wilkes University in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Mr. Vaughn received his M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics from the University of Delaware and B.A. in Economics from King's College (PA). Under the guidance of Dr. George Parsons, his research in the field of environmental economics has included contingent valuation techniques with application to the Red Knot migratory bird species in the Delaware Bay. Mr. Vaughn utilized stated preference methods to estimate the willingness to pay for improvement in the population of Red Knot birds and has thoroughly studied the theory of survey design. When he's not wrangling spreadsheets and statistical programs during his day job Mr. Vaughn is busy playing the blues and rockabilly guitar.