Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Atlanta, GA, July 2019

USDA Economic Research Service Seminar, Washington, DC, March 2019

Economics of Agriculture, Trade, and Development Workshop, Raleigh, NC, December 2018

Genetic Engineering and Society Center, Raleigh, NC, October 2018 [Video Link]

North Carolina State University Graduate Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC, March 2018 (Poster)

North Carolina State University Microeconomics Seminar Series, Raleigh, NC, April 2017

Public Choice Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2016

Research and Laboratory Experience

Economist, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Transportation Services Division

Research Assistant, Economics, City College of New York

Supervisor: Matthew Nagler, Professor

Projects: "Choosing and Adjusting", "Trading off the Benefits and Costs of Choice"


Research Assistant, History, New York University

Supervisor: David Levering Lewis, Julius Silver Professor

Laboratory Technician, Clarke

Supervisor: Andrew Lima, Regional Biologist

"Biofuels Policy and Innovation Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Indicators" (With Zachary Brown and Lee Parton) [PDF]

"Intellectual Property Portfolios and Energy Policy Outcomes: U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards"

"Reactor Accidents and Nuclear Power Innovation: An Event Study Using Patent Indicators"

"Contractual Environment and Regime Survival" (With Jens Rudbeck)

Jens Rudbeck, Erika Mukherjee, and Kelly Nelson. "When Autocratic Regimes Are Cheap and Play Dirty: The Transaction Costs of Repression in South Africa, Kenya, and Egypt." Comparative Politics 48.2 (2016)

Kelly Nelson. "Agency, Perception, and the Economics of Internal Wars." International Journal of Development and Conflict 2.1(2012)

Working Papers