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 001 Economic Reasoning Using Statistics
  • ECO 138.Sec 002 Economic Reasoning Using Statistics
  • ECO 255.Sec 001 Introduction To Environmental & Natural Resource Economy
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Economic Reasoning using Statistics, Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Microeconomic Principles, Public Utility Economics
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, Electricity Markets, Public Utility Theory, Econometrics, Public Policy
  • 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
  • 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