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Mark Jacobsen

Type: Faculty

Name: Mark Jacobsen

Title: Professor

Degree: Ph.D.

Degree From: Stanford University

Degree Year: 2007

Fields of Research: Environmental and Resource Economics (Primary), Industrial Organization (Primary)

Research Interest: Energy and Environmental Policy, Fuel Economy Regulation, Public Goods

Research Statement: Mark Jacobsen’s research focuses on energy and environmental policy and addresses two main themes: the first is environmental regulation of transportation and the automobile industry, including the use of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and gasoline taxes. The second theme addresses optimal energy and environmental policy in the context of the broader economy, considering efficiency in the presence of Ricardian rents, untaxed activity in the informal sector, and green preferences.