Laura Paul is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware.

Her research employs experimental and behavioral economics to investigate agricultural and environmental issues. Current projects study the design of policy to reduce non-point source pollution and include an experiment on voluntary conservation program enrollment. Her dissertation work identified hurdles to widespread adoption of drought-tolerant maize in East Africa, despite its potential to increase household resilience. Laura Paul received her Ph.D. in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Economics from Duke University, and an A.B. in Economics from Kenyon College.