Lisa A. Skumatz, an economist, is Principal of Boulder
Colorado-based research and consulting firm Skumatz Economic
Research Associates (SERA). Ms. Skumatz and SERA are best known
for pioneering research on pay as you throw (PAYT), user-pay,
or incentives programs evaluation, and measuring impacts of
diversion and reduction programs. Dr. Skumatz's economics
degrees are from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (BA)
and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (MA, PhD).
With more than 75 recycling trade publications, she holds the
unique distinction of receiving national lifetime achievement
awards from both the leading national recycling and solid waste
associations (NRC and SWANA).