Policy Study

Garbage by the Pound

On the Streets


Dr. Lisa A. Skumatz is an economist and Principal of the research and consulting firm Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc. (SERA), 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 1000, Seattle, Washington, 98101, Phone: 206/624-8508. Dr. Skumatz has conducted extensive research on market-based and other incentives in solid waste, and specializes in program evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis for recycling/solid/hazardous waste, energy conservation, and water conservation programs. Among other assignments, she was an invited participant in the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy's "Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project," which focused on market-based incentives in environmental policy. She has written several policy papers for Reason Public Policy Institute on solid waste and rate issues.