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W. Michael Hanemann

Center Director
Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Economics and Sustainability

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Michael Hanemann is the Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Economics and Sustainability within the School of Sustainability and the W. P. Carey School of Business; and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Dr. Hanemann is also a Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where he was on the faculty since 1976. He earned a B.A. from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Michael Hanemann is a leading contributor to the field of environmental and resource economics. He is best known for his work on non-market valuation for environmental and other commodities using both revealed and stated preference, but he has also made important contributions to the economics of water, the economics of irreversibility and environmental management under uncertainty, and more recently the economics of climate change. His research has focused largely on aspects of understanding and modeling individual preferences and individual choice behavior, with applications to demand forecasting, the design of conservation policy, and environmental regulation.

Awards recognizing Dr. Hanemann’s excellence in the field include election as member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011, Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association, 2010, Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement from the European Association of Environmental & Resource Economists in 2008, Inaugural Fellow of the Association of Environmental & Resource Economists in 2006, and an honorary doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2003. He is a lead author in Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment.


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Kelly Bishop

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

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Kelly Bishop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University. She has been at ASU since 2013 and was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis from 2008 to 2013. Her research interests include environmental economics, public economics, and labor economics. Kelly earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University, an M.A. in Economics from University College Dublin, and a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College.

 

Recent Publications:

 

“Valuing Time-Varying Attributes using the Hedonic Model: When is a Dynamic Approach Necessary?” with Alvin Murphy, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (2018)
“Using Panel Data to Easily Estimate Hedonic Demand Functions,” with Christopher Timmins, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5, no. 3 ( July 2018): 517-543.

 

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Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECN312)


Glenn Sheriff

Glenn Sheriff

Assistant Professor

School of Politics and Global Studies


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Glenn Sheriff is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, with a research focus on the distribution of benefits and costs of environmental, natural resource, and climate policy. He received his master’s and doctorate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland. Before joining the Arizona State University faculty, he taught at Columbia University and served as an economist at several federal agencies including the U.S. State Department, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Agriculture.

 

Recent Publications:

 

Glenn Sheriff, Ann E. Ferris, and Ronald J. Shadbegian, “How Did Air Quality Standards Affect Employment at US Power Plants? The Importance of Timing, Geography, and Stringency,” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 6, no. 1 (January 2019): 111-149. Glenn Sheriff, “Burden Sharing Under the Paris Climate Agreement” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (Forthcoming).

 

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Globalization and the Environment


Nicolai V. Kuminoff

Associate Professor, ASU Economics Department

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

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Nicolai Kuminoff is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Arizona State University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research aims to understand consumer preferences for non-market amenities from their sorting behavior in associated private markets for goods and services such as housing, labor, and health care. Recent projects include developing satellite accounts for non-market expenditures, predicting the distributional welfare effects of choice architecture policies, examining how long-term pollution exposure affects cognitive functioning and decision making, and estimating the value of a statistical life. Professor Kuminoff’s research has been funded by EPA, NIH, NSF and other agencies, and published in journals such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.. He teaches a Ph.D. course on “Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics”. Professor Kuminoff obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University (2006) and MS (2000) and BS (1999) degrees in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis.


Alvin Murphy

Alvin Murphy

Assistant Professor

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Alvin Murphy is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University. He joined our faculty in July 2013 having been an assistant professor of economics at the Olan Business School at Washington University in St. Louis since 2008. His research interests include urban economics, environmental economics, public economics and industrial organization. A native of Ireland, Alvin earned his M.A. in economics at University College in Dublin and his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University.


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V. Kerry Smith

Emeritus Regents’ Professor and Emeritus Professor of Economics

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V. Kerry Smith is Emeritus Regents’ Professor and Emeritus University Professor of Economics at Arizona State University. He is also an emeritus affiliated faculty member with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Kerry’s general research interests include environmental economics, public economics, and applied econometrics. More specific topics include: economic valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services, sorting models and general equilibrium policy analysis, and the modeling of how uncertainty influences individuals’ behavior. He came to ASU from North Carolina State where he was the University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy. Prior to North Carolina State, he held positions as the Arts and Sciences Professor of Environmental Economics at Duke University and the Centennial Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of both the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the American Agricultural Economics Association, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a University Fellow with Resources for the Future.


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Carlos Valcarcel

Graduate Research Advisor

Carlos Valcarcel is a research advisor for the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy. In May 2012 he earned dual degrees in Economics and History from Arizona State University. Currently he is a research analyst assistant for ASU Online and preparing for graduate school. Carlos is from Peru and enjoys traveling.