Kate Marcille, Research Associate
Kate Marcille is a Research Associate with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER), Forest Industry Research Program at the University of Montana. A native Montanan, Kate holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana-Missoula and a Masters of Forestry in Sustainable Forest Management and Applied Economics from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
Kate's work with BBER focuses on characterizing the forest industry's composition, size and economic impact across the western United States and providing reliable data describing the dynamic nature of forest product markets and firms. Motivated by the interactions between rural communities and forested landscapes, Kate's previous research efforts have been grounded in the field of behavioral economics, trade-off analysis, and optimal decision-making in the face of uncertainty.