Mark Agerton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. He works on issues in energy and resource economics, with a special focus on dynamic investment problems. 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, and market structure in oilfield services. 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.