Anderson’s research aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy policy for decarbonizing the electricity sector. In particular, Anderson studies how federal and state incentive programs interact with electricity market design to influence where wind and solar energy investment occurs in the United States.
Cruz Álvarez, JoséEconomics
Cruz Álvarez is based in the Economics Department. His research attempts to build a bridge between the regional integrated models of climate change and the quantitative models of international trade and the migration frameworks. In particular, his work provides a tractable framework to investigate the spatial impact of climate change in a dynamic context, as well as the optimal CO2 tax under different degrees of cooperation across countries.
Azar, Jose (‘09 - ‘12)Economics
José’s research interest lies in studying the incentives to increase the adoption of clean energy energy-saving technology by the general public. His current research is focused on using the tools of time series econometrics to study the joint dynamics of oil prices and public interest in electric cars and other alternative technologies in the transportation sector.