Fellows

Evan Herrnstadt

Kernan Brothers Environmental Fellow: 2015-2017

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Evan Herrnstadt is an economist interested in the design and performance of energy and natural resource markets.

Evan earned a B.S. in economics and political science from the University of Iowa in 2006.  After graduating, he was a research assistant at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C., where he worked on energy and climate policy.  He moved to the University of Michigan in 2009, where he earned a M.A. in economics in 2011, and a Ph.D. in economics in 2015.  His doctoral research primarily focused on modeling and estimating the effects of environmental requirements on how firms compete for government contracts.

As an Environmental Fellow, Evan will work with Ariel Pakes of the Department of Economics on the implications of common contracting practices in the oil and natural gas drilling industry.  He will also develop improved empirical tools for the analysis of data from natural resource auctions.  These insights and tools will improve our understanding of important institutions governing energy production, and help to predict the response of the energy industry to climate and environmental policies.

Please visit Evan’s personal website for more information.

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