Bio & CV

Soren Anderson is an Associate Professor of Economics and Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He has studied a range of issues in energy and environmental economics. The majority of his work focuses on markets for cars and the fuels they use, including oil, gasoline, biofuels, and electricity. More recent work studies the political economy of carbon taxes and the effects of urban street lighting on crime and property values. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in economics from Macalester College. His research is published in the Journal of Political EconomyAmerican Economic ReviewJournal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Journal of Industrial Economics among other journals. He is appointed as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and on the Editorial Board at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He previously served as a visiting researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas at UC Berkeley, as a staff economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and as a research assistant at Resources for the Future.

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I was featured as a clue in the American Economic Association’s annual crossword puzzle, along with other ultra-famous economists, including Ken Rogoff, Angus Deaton, John Nash, and Adam Smith. See printed program for the AEA Annual Meeting in San Diego in January 2013. Blank crossword here. Answers here.