Department of Economics
Nino Abashidze is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at NC State University. In her research, which is highly interdisciplinary in nature, she explores the potential health and property value impacts of negative land uses on neighboring communities. Specifically, she examines the effect of utility-scale solar installations on residential and agricultural property values. She also analyzes the impact of locally undesirable land uses that are known point sources for environmental contaminants on respiratory health outcomes among the elderly in surrounding communities. In addition, she explores a unique policy experiment to identify the impact of
concentrated animal feeding operations on residential property values and infant birth weight in households around these farming operations.
Nino’s research interests include environmental economics, land use economics, health
economics and econometrics.