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Soren Anderson

Associate Professor, Economics


Biofuels, energy efficiency, energy markets, fuel-economy standards, land use, microeconometrics, alternative energy, bioeconomy, ethanol, and economics.

Current Research

  • Hotelling Under Pressure (with Ryan Kellogg and Stephen Salant), October 2015 (resubmitted at the Journal of Political Economy)
  • Let Them Eat Switchgrass? Modeling the Displacement of Existing Food Crops by New Bioenergy Feedstocks (with Chenguang Wang and Jinhua Zhao), November 2012
  • Hedonic Prices and Equilibrium Sorting in Housing Markets: A Classroom Simulation (with Michael Bates)
  • Overlapping Strategies for Reducing Carbon Emissions from the Transportation Sector (with Carolyn Fischer and Alex Egorenkov), funded through EPA NCER
  • Designing Policies to Make Cars Greener: A Review of the Literature (with James Sallee), forthcoming at Annual Review of Resource Economics
  • The Intergenerational Transmission of Automobile Brand Preferences: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Firm Strategy (with Ryan Kellogg, Ashley Langer, and James Sallee), forthcoming at Journal of Industrial Economics

Selected Publications

  • A Ban on One is a Boon for the Other: Strict Gasoline Content Rules and Implicit Ethanol Blending Mandates (with Andrew Elzinga), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 67 (3): 258-273, May 2014.

  • What Do Consumers Believe About Future Gasoline Prices? (with Ryan Kellogg and James Sallee), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66 (3): 383-403, November 2013.

  • Diversify or Focus? Spending to Combat Infectious Diseases When Budgets Are Tight, (with Ramanan Laxminarayan and Stephen Salant), Journal of Health Economics 31 (4): 658675, July 2012.

  • The Demand for Ethanol as a Gasoline Substitute, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 63 (2): 151-168, March 2012.

Government Focus

National, State

Public Service

Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and he serves on the Editorial Board at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Visiting Researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas at UC Berkeley
Staff economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers