We are very pleased to announce that James Sallee will be joining our department as an assistant professor of environmental and resource economics. Jim brings an important public economics perspective to first-order questions in environmental and natural resource policy. His research spans a variety of topics, including the economics of taxation, policy alternatives for increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, and consumer demand for energy-consuming durable goods. His expertise will further broaden the impact and scope of our research and teaching in environmental and resource economics.
Jim is currently an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in the Harris School. He is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was the 2008 recipient of the National Tax Association Dissertation Award and the 2009 recipient of the John V. Krutilla Research Award. He completed his PhD in economics at the University of Michigan in 2008. He also holds a BA in economics and political science from Macalester College.