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PhD (economics), University of California, Santa Barbara (2010)
MA (economics), University of California, Santa Barbara (2006)
BA (economics), The College of William and Mary (2005)

Brief Biography

Grant Jacobsen, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Oregon and the director of the Master of Public Administration program. He received an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California-Santa Barbara, where he was a fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Economics and Environmental Science IGERT program. His work has addressed topics related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity pricing, air pollution, extraction of natural gas and oil, carbon offsets, climate change awareness, and voluntary environmental protection. He has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources. He is a member on the editorial councils of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Land Economics. He has served as a program reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy and as an adviser to the Eugene Water & Electric Board. He is a Senior Economist with the Cadmus Group. Dr. Jacobsen’s research has been supported by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Courses and Seminars

413: Quantitative Methods (undergraduate)
656: Quantitative Methods (graduate)
444/544: Environmental Policy
340: Climate Change Policy


See personal website for a CV and an up-to-date description of research.