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Dr. Anna Alberini


2210 Symons Hall 7998 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-5535


  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Econometrics and Statistics



Anna Alberini received her PhD in economics from the University of California San Diego. She is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics at UMD. She currently teaches PhD-level econometrics and an undergraduate course on the economics of climate change, and supervises numerous graduate and undergraduate research projects. She is an energy economist and an environmental economist with a major focus on the economics of health and safety and non-market valuation. Her energy economics research focuses on residential energy demand, energy efficiency decisions and consequences of such decisions, policies targeted as shaping residential energy demand, and on vehicle fuel economy and driving decisions. Alberini is currently an editor of Energy Economics, a member of the Editorial Board of The Energy Journal, a member of the International Advisory Board of Energy Policy, and a former associate Editor of Energy Efficiency. She has served on the American Statistical Association’s Advisory Committee to the US Energy Information Administration, and done two stints on the US EPA Science Advisory Board—Environmental Economics.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, San Diego, December 1992.
M.A. in Economics, December 1989.
B.A. in Economics, University of Venice, November 1987.


Areas of Interest: 

  • Energy economics work focused on residential energy consumption and on the adoption and effects of energy efficiency technologies in people’s homes
  • Evaluation of policies aimed at reducing emissions from automobiles
  • Estimation and valuation of health effects of environmental quality
  • Valuation of mortality and morbidity risk reductions delivered by environmental and safety policies
  • non market valuation


Selected Publications:

Alberini, Anna, Milan Ščasný, Mikolaj Czajkowski, and Andrea Bigano (2023) “Volatile Energy Markets, Consumers and Energy Price Expectations,” Energy Economics, 126, 107309 (October).

Teja Burra, Lavan, Lavan Teja Burra, Chang Shen, Anna Alberini and Cinzia Cirillo (2023), “Do Households Substitute Mileage across their Cars?” Transportation Research Part D, 123, 103914 (October).

Alberini, Anna, and Nithin Umapathi (2024), “What Are the Benefits of Government Assistance with Household Energy Bills? Evidence from Ukraine,” The Energy Journal, 45(3), 2024, DOI: 10.5547/01956574.45.3.aalb.

Alberini, Anna, Christoph M. Rheinberger and Milan Šcasný (2022), “All cancers are not created equal: How do survival prospects affect the WTP to avoid cancer?” forthcoming in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Alberini, Anna, Valeria Di Cosmo and Marco Horvath (2022), “Time on the Road and the Price of Gasoline: Evidence from ATUS and NHTS,” Transportation Research Part D, 108, article 103334.

Alberini, Anna, Levan Bezhanishvili and Milan Ščasný (2022), ““Wild” Tariff Schemes: Evidence from the Republic of Georgia,” Energy Economics, 110, article 106030.

Alberini, Anna, Marco Horvath, and Colin Vance (2022), “Drive Less, Drive Better, or Both? Behavioral Adjustments to Fuel Price Changes in Germany,” Resource and Energy Economics, 68, article 101292.

Alberini, Anna, Lavan Teja Burra, Cinzia Cirillo, and Chang Shen (2021), “Counting Vehicle- Miles Traveled: What Can we Learn from the NTHS?” Transportation Research Part D, 98, 102984.

Alberini, Anna, Jevgenijs Steinbuks, and Govinda Timilsina (2022), “How Valuable is the Reliability of Residential Electricity Supply in Low-Income Countries? Evidence from Nepal,” The Energy Journal, 43(3), available at DOI: 10.5547/01956574.43.4.aalb.

Alberini, Anna, and Marco Horvath (2021), “All Car Taxes are Not Created Equal: Evidence from Germany,” Energy Economics, 100, article 105329.

Alberini, Anna, and Milan Ščasný (2021), “On the Validity of the Estimates of the VSL from Contingent Valuation: Evidence from the Czech Republic,” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 62(1), 55-87.

Alberini, Anna, Olha Khymych, and Milan Ščasný (2020), “Responsiveness to Energy Price Changes when Salience is High: Residential Natural Gas Demand in Ukraine,” Energy Policy, 144, available at

Alberini, Anna, and Nithin Umapathi (2021), “Government assistance when household energy bills are high: Lessons from Ukraine,” Brookings Institute, Washington, DC, November,