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Charles Mason

Charles Mason

Associate Dean for Research; H. A. "Dave" True, Jr. Chair; Professor


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Curriculum Vitae




Charles Mason is the H. A. "Dave" True, Jr. Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics in the Department of Economics and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. He is an internationally known scholar who specializes in Environmental and Resource Economics with over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He testified in the case against BP related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He served as the managing editor of the top international journal in the field of Environmental and Resource Economics (the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management), from 2006 to 2011. He is currently an associate editor of the European Economic Review, co-editor of Economic Inquiry, and joint editor-in-chief of Strategic Behavior in the Environment. He earned a double B.A. in Economics and Mathematics in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 1983, all at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a non-resident fellow at Resources for the Future, and has been a visiting academic at the University of Cambridge (2003); the London School of Economics (2014, 2015); the University of Oxford (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); the Venice International University, Ca’ Foscari (2013); and the Toulouse School of Economics (2013). He has been on the faculty at the University of Wyoming since 1982.


Selected Publications

Mason, C. F., & Roberts, G. (2018). Price elasticity of supply and productivity: an analysis of natural gas wells in Wyoming. The Energy Journal, 39(Special Issue 1).

Heyes, A., Leach, A., & Mason, C. F. (2018). The economics of Canadian oil sands. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 12(2), 242-263.

Oliver, M. E., & Mason, C. F. (2018). Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 11(4), 227-288.



  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA (Economics; Mathematics), University of California, Berkeley




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