Environmental & Energy Policy

We research complex policy problems in the context of evolving regulations, fiscal constraints, and unique environmental challenges such as global climate change.

Environmental research areas include:

  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Interjurisdictional competition
  • International regimes
  • Environmental policy making in developing countries
  • Transaction costs and benefit–cost analysis
  • Human behavior and resource use
  • Options for carbon sequestration
  • Endangered species management
  • Wetland restoration

Energy research focuses on:

  • Transportation and electricity technology assessment
  • Energy policy effectiveness
  • Perceptions and motivations related to energy use
  • Economic analysis of new technologies
  • The human dimensions of energy use
  • Global climate governance
  • Energy-based economic development

Faculty Members

Shahzeen Z. Attari
Assistant Professor

sattari@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1467
SPEA 347

  • Human behavior and resource use
  • Environmental psychology
  • Social dilemmas

A. James Barnes
Professor

barnesaj@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 417

  • Environmental Law
  • Domestic and International Environmental Policy
  • Ethics and the Public Official
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law and Public Policy

Sanya Carley
Associate Professor

scarley@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0920
SPEA 353

  • Energy Policy and Economics
  • Electricity Markets
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Policy Instruments
  • Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation
  • Energy-based Economic Development

Daniel H. Cole
Professor

dancole@indiana.edu
(812) 855-2426
Law Building 245; Ostrom Workshop I, 200

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Economics
  • Property and Polish Law

David Good
Director, Transportation Research Center

good@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 349

  • Quantitative policy modeling
  • Productivity measurement in public and regulated industries
  • Urban policy analysis

John D. Graham
Dean

grahamjd@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1432
SPEA 300

  • Government reform
  • Energy and the environment
  • The future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries
  • Presidential studies

Diane S. Henshel
Associate Professor

dhenshel@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 357

  • Ecological and human health effects of pollutants and chemicals
  • Holistic and cumulative ecosystem, human health, and ecosystem services risk/vulnerability assessment and modeling
  • Risk communication
  • Sustainability modeling
  • Cyber security risk assessment modeling

Alex J. Hollingsworth
Assistant Professor

hollinal@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 375C

  • Health economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history

David M. Konisky
Associate Professor

dkonisky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6990
SPEA 345

  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Public opinion on energy and climate change
  • State politics and policy

Kerry Krutilla
Associate Professor

krutilla@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0492
SPEA 461

  • Theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis
  • Environmental and energy policy analysis
  • Environmental and energy program evaluation
  • Natural resource management in developing countries

Marc L. Lame
Clinical Associate Professor

mlame@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5249
SPEA 341B

Antung Anthony Liu
Assistant Professor

aaliu@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4647
SPEA 375D

  • Climate change policy
  • Environment in developing countries
  • Pollution issues and the interactions between the environment and the economy in China

Vicky J. Meretsky
Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program

meretsky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 260

  • Landscape-level conservation
  • Conservation under climate change
  • Ecology and management of rare species
  • Integrating ecosystem research and endangered species management within adaptive management

Rafael Reuveny
Professor

rreuveny@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 421

  • International political economy with emphasis on globalization
  • Rise and fall of major powers
  • Political conflict and how it interacts with international trade, democracy, and the environment
  • Sustainable development
  • Middle East political economy

Kenneth R. Richards
Professor

kenricha@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 410L

  • Domestic and International Climate Change Policy
  • Environmental Policy Implementation
  • Carbon Sequestration Economics and Law
  • Energy Law
  • U.S. Forest Service Organizational Design and Management

Barry M. Rubin
Professor

rubin@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 329

  • Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis
  • State-level energy policy analysis and modeling
  • State-level impacts of global climate change
  • Quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
  • Econometric modeling
  • Strategic planning and management

Nikolaos Zirogiannis
Assistant Scientist

nzirogia@indiana.edu
(812) 856-8323
SPEA 375L

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy