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Graduate Students|Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy

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Dr. Robert Godby
Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy
Dept. 3985
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3843

Graduate Students

Several graduate students from the College of Business Department of Economics and Finance and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics are currently working with the faculty associated with the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy.

Graduate Student Faculty Advisor
Antenah Tesfaw, PhD candidate Thomas Crocker
Onur Sapci, PhD candidate Tim Considine
Matthew Oliver, PhD candidate Charles Mason and David Finnoff
Aaron Wood, PhD candidate Charles Mason and David Finnoff
ShanShan Huang, PhD candidate Owen Phillips
Natalie Macsalka, MS candidate Ben Rashford
Greg Torell, PhD candidate Rob Godby and Roger Coupal
Jolene Green, PhD candidate Rob Godby
  • Aaron Wood is primarily engaged in natural gas research in the context of the State of Wyoming. His research interests include agent-based modeling and computational economics, environmental and natural resource economics, trade and development, experimental and behavioral economics, and sports economics.

  • Greg Torell is working on developing a model of the regional energy grid and determining the effect that current and potential wind-energy sites have on environmental and energy policy.

Papers and Disserations

Contributions from graduate students are presented and documents are available for download.


Natalie Macsalka, "Assessing the conflict between wind energy development and sage-grouse conservation in Wyoming: An application using a spatial explicit wind development model."

Mark A. Newcomb, "A Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Network for Wyoming."


Benjamin R. Cook, "Essays on Carbon Policy and Enhanced Oil Recovery."

Crystal McDonough, Rural Law Center Wind Energy Project, "Condemning the Wind: Eminent Domain Issues for Wind Collector Systems."


Benjamin A. Kinney and Brian J. Marvel, "Defining Wind Rights in Wyoming: A Practical Solution," Task Force on Wind Energy of the Wyoming Legislature, October 8, 2009.

Alisa Sergiivna Puchkova, "The economics and environmental impacts of compressed natural gas use in vehicles," M.S. Thesis, Department of Economics and Finance.

Xiaoli Zheng, "The economics and environmental impacts of the Chinese iron and steel industry," M.S. Thesis, Department of Economics and Finance.

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