University of Oregon, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Director, Master of Public Administration Program, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, USA
Renewable energy, energy efficiency, air pollution, extraction of natural gas and oil, carbon offsets, and climate change awareness
PhD Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
“An examination of how energy efficiency incentives are distributed across income groups.” The Energy Journal (Forthcoming).
“How do different sources of policy analysis affect policy preferences? Experimental evidence from the United States.” Policy Sciences 52:3 (2019): 315–342.
“Who wins in an energy boom? Evidence from wage rates and housing.” Economic Inquiry 57:1 (2019): 9–32.
“The economic aftermath of resource booms: Evidence from boomtowns in the American west.” Economic Journal 126:593 (2016): 1092–1128 (with D. P. Parker).
“Explaining demand for green electricity using data from all U.S. utilities.” Energy Economics 60 (2016): 122–130 (with M. N. Conte).
The impact of energy booms on local workers
Energy booms create widespread short-term benefits for local workers, but appropriate policy requires consideration of a broad array of factorsGrant D. Jacobsen, November 2019One of the primary considerations in policy debates related to energy development is the projected effect of resource extraction on local workers. These debates have become more common in recent years because technological progress has enabled the extraction of unconventional energy sources, such as shale gas and oil, spurring rapid development in many areas. It is thus crucial to discuss the empirical evidence on the effect of “energy booms” on local workers, considering both the potential short- and long-term impacts, and the implications of this evidence for public policy.MoreLess