Grant D. Jacobsen

University of Oregon, USA

Making research more accessible to policymakers is important if we are going to move toward implementing evidence-based public policy. I'm excited to be contributing to the IZA World of Labor

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Director, Master of Public Administration Program, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, USA

Research interest

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

Selected publications

  • “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).