Sanya Carley

Associate Professor

(812) 856-0920
Room Number:
SPEA 353

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning; Masters Certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • B.A. in Economics; B.A. in Sustainable Development, Swarthmore College, 2003


  • Energy Analysis and Markets
  • Energy Economics and Policy
  • Research Design
  • Seminar in Energy Policy


Professor Sanya Carley's research falls within three categories: the evaluation of the effectiveness of state energy policy incentives and regulatory efforts that aim to alter electricity generation portfolios; the assessment of activities within the field of energy-based economic development; and the evaluation of public perceptions of emerging energy technologies. A member of IU faculty since 2010, Carley teaches graduate level courses on energy economics, markets, and policy. Carley's research contributions to the field of energy policy and her demonstrated commitment to teaching and service have been recognized with several University awards.

Publications featuring Carley's research include: Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Policy Studies Journal, Policy Sciences, Risk Analysis, Public Administration Review, Review of Policy Research, Economic Development Quarterly, Environmental Science & Technology, and Annual Review of Environment and Resources, among others.


  • Research supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Mitsui & Co., Navistar, and Indiana University
  • Guest editor of Review of Policy Research special issue on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • 2013 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 2012 IU Trustees Teaching Award
  • Award for the best comparative paper presented at the 2013 Association of Public Policy and Management conference
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. Association of Energy Economics
  • Consultant for the Institute for International Business, World Bank Group, Environmental Protection Agency, Nicholas Institute for the Environment, and RTI International

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