Energy Policy

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

See our Environmental Policy Seminar schedule

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
(812) 855-1467
SPEA 347

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

A. James Barnes
(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
(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
(812) 855-2426
Law Building 330

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

David Good
Director, Transportation Research Center
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 349

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

John D. Graham
(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
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 443

  • 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
(812) 856-4647

  • Health economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history

David M. Konisky
Associate Professor
(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
(812) 855-0492
SPEA 461

  • Theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis
  • Environmental and natural resource modeling and policy evaluation

Marc L. Lame
Clinical Associate Professor
(812) 855-5249

  • Forensic entomology
  • Bedbugs, lice, and ticks
  • School insecticide programs
  • EPA management

Antung Anthony Liu
Assistant Professor
(812) 856-4647

  • 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
(812) 855-4944
SPEA 321 in the O'Neill Center

  • 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
(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
(812) 855-4944

  • 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 Emeritus
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 408

  • 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
(812) 856-8323
SPEA 331

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