Mark Agerton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis and a nonresident scholar at the Center for Energy Studies housed at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Agerton works on issues in energy and resource economics. His current research examines several aspects of the U.S. shale boom, including how firms learn where to drill, the economics of mineral leasing, constraints in midstream infrastructure, flaring, and methane emissions. Agerton earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in Spanish from Davidson College.