Hilary Byerly is a behavioral economist who studies how people manage the natural environment, especially providing public benefits, like biodiversity and risk mitigation, from private lands. She is currently a postdoc at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado. Hilary earned a Ph.D. from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont as a Gund Fellow at the Gund Institute for the Environment. She holds a M.S. in applied economics from Cornell University and a B.A. in environmental studies and international affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is based in Jackson, Wyoming.