Associate Professor of Economics
Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Industrial Organization
Carnegie Hall, 310E
Professor Lade’s research broadly focuses on the need for and efficiency of environmental policies in the energy and agricultural sectors. Recent research projects include studying how gasoline stations’ market structure impacts pass-through of subsidies for high-blend ethanol fuels; the impacts and efficiency of natural gas flaring restrictions on oil producers in North Dakota; and the effects of air pollution on visitation at U.S. National Parks. Ongoing work includes studies of the Flint water crisis on local housing markets and avoidance expenditures; impacts of hurricanes on gas gouging behavior; and impacts of behavioral interventions on residential water demand in drought-prone Southern California. Professor Lade has advised several state and federal agencies and his research has been funded by sources including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Resources for the Future, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis and Industrial Organization.
BA: Economics and International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2009
MA: Economics, Rutgers University, 2011
PhD: Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, 2015