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James Archsmith

Assistant Professor


2214 Symons Hall 7998 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-5535

Expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Resource Economics

Biography

Biography:

Dr. James Archsmith is an assistant professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland, specializing in energy/environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics.

His current research focuses on the costs and environmental impacts of regulations in electricity generation, automobile fuel economy standards, and programs promoting electric vehicle adoption to promote adoption of effective and low-cost environmental policies

Education:

PhD  University of California, Davis, 2018
MA  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011
BSNRE  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999

Research

Areas of Interest: 

  • Evaluating emissions reduction policies in the face of short-run adjustment costs
  • Estimating Unit Commitment Costs in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Publications

Selected Publications:

Air Quality and Error Quantity: Pollution and Performance in a High-skilled, Quality-focused Occupation with Anthony Heyes and Soodeh Saberian, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, October 2018, doi:10.1086/698728 .

From Cradle to Junkyard: Assessing the Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Electric Vehicles with Alissa Kendall and David Rapson, Research in Transportation Economics, October 2015, doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2015.10 .