Professor of Economics,
University of Wyoming
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1975;
Office: Ross Hall 128
John Tschirhart, a native of New York, received his B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1972 and 1975, respectively. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Wyoming. In Autumn 1985, he was a Teaching Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, and was the Mikesell Visiting Professor of Natural Resource Economics at the University of Oregon, 2000-2001. At Wyoming he was chairman of the Department of Economics from 1982 to 1985.
Tschirharts research has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories, the National Science Foundation, the American Water Works Association, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Aid Information Agency. He has published numerous articles in professional journals (see CV) and his book with Sanford Berg, Natural Monopoly Regulation: Principles and Practice, has been used at numerous universities and regulatory agencies. He is co-editor with Jay Shogren of Protecting Endangered Species in the United States: Biological Needs, Political Realities and Economic Choices from Cambridge University Press.
Tschirhart is a past chairman of the Transportation and Public Utility Group of the American Economic Association. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Energy, Mathematica, Inc., the Electric Power Research Institute, Ameritech, U.S. West, the former seven Regional Bell Companies, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the National Football League Players Association, Saskatchewan Telecommunications, the United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan, and World Bank in Bolivia, and U.S. A.I.D. in Russia.
He currently resides in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.