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Faculty


Dr. Adrienne Ohler

Associate Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Adrienne Ohler is an Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois State University. Her research interests examine the interaction between natural resource use, environmental degradation, and public policy. Adrienne’s work at Illinois State includes estimating the value of environmental characteristics, understanding the welfare implications of lottery allocation for natural resource access, examining the relationship between income and environmental quality, and analyzing policies that impact the use of renewable energy.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • ECO 138.Sec 002 Economic Reasoning Using Statistics
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Economic Reasoning using Statistics, Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Microeconomic Principles, Public Utility Economics
  • Ph D Economics / Environmental and Natural Resource Economics - 2009
  • Washington State University
  • Pullman, Washington
  • MS Statistics - 2009
  • Washington State University
  • Pullman, Washington
  • MS Economics - 2005
  • Montana State University
  • Bozeman, MT
  • BS Mathematics and Economics - 2002
  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana-Champaign
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • “Bike Trails and Spatial Hedonic Prices: An Estimation of the Time to Capitalization.” Presented at the Midwest Economics Association’s Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2015
  • “Rate-of-Return Regulation, Electricity Market Deregulation, and Renewable Energy Technology.” Presented at the Southern Economics Association’s Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November 2013.
  • “The Rise of Renewable Energy in the U.S.” Presented at the Southern Economics Association’s Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November 2013.
  • “The Impact of Private and Common Interests on Energy Saving Behaviors and Electricity Usage.” Presented at the Midwest Economics Association’s Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, March, 2013.
  • “Testing for Environmental Kuznets Curves in Energy Markets.” Presented at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA Summer 2011.
  • “Impacts of a Renewable Portfolio Standard and Rate-of-Return Regulation.” Presented at Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, Spring 2011.
  • “Renewable Portfolio Standards: Promoting Renewable Energy Growth through Input Constraints.” Presented at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Fall 2009
  • “Revealed Preferences through a Ranked-Choice Lottery.” Presented at the CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Fall 2009
  • “The Effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards on Renewable Energy Sources.” Selected paper presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Summer 2007.
  • “Transferability vs. Non-transferability: The Benefits of Using a Lottery vs. Prices to Distribute a Public Good.” Selected paper presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, Portland, OR, Summer 2007.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • $4,000 – Project: A Review of the EPA rules on carbon regulation: Examining 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, Funding – Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies
  • $3,500 – Project: Investigating the Relationship between Renewable Energy and GDP Growth in OECD Countries – Pre-tenure Faculty Initiative Grant, Illinois State University
  • $4,000 – Project: A Review and Comparison of the Electricity Procurement Process in Illinois, Funding – Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies
  • $3,500 – Project: Investigating the Impact of Rate-of-Return Regulation on the Advancement of Renewable Energy Technologies and Capital Investment in the U.S. – New Faculty Initiative Grant, Illinois State University
  • $4,000 – Project: An Assessment of the Renewable Energy Markets in Illinois, Funding – Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies
  • Outstanding Published Research Award
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • 2015
  • James V. Koch Faculty Development Award
  • Department of Economics - ISU
  • 2010
  • Graduate Scholar Award
  • Washington State University
  • 2006
  • Graduate Scholar Award
  • Washington State University
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award
  • Montana State University Foundation
  • 2005