Dana Andersen, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
(780) 492-5143
9-23 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. I received my PhD from the University of Maryland. Please see my personal website for recent research updates.


Primary Fields: 

Environmental and Resource Economics, Sustainable Development, Public Economics 


Default Risk, Productivity, and the Environment: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing.” Environmental and Resource Economics, 2020, vol. 75(4): 677-710

"Do Tax Cuts Encourage Rent Seeking by Top Corporate Executives? Theory and Evidence." Contemporary Economic Policy, 2019, vol. 37 (2): 219-235 (with Ramón López)

The Role of Adolescent Health in Adult SES Outcomes.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2018, vol. 18 (2) (with Pinar Mine Gunes)

"Accounting for Loss of Variety and Factor Reallocations in the Welfare Cost of Regulations." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, vol. 88: 69-94 

"Do Credit Constraints Favor Dirty Production? Theory and Plant-level Evidence." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2017, vol. 84: 189-208

"Credit Constraints, Technology Upgrading, and the Environment." Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2016, vol. 3 (2): 283-319 


ECON 566: Environmental Economics

ECON 467: Environmental and Resource Policy

ECON 366: Energy Economics

Graduate Mathematics and Statistics Review


ECON 467 - Environmental and Natural Resource Policy

Environmental and natural resource law; domestic and global policy issues related to renewable and non-renewable resources. Prerequisites: ECON 109, ECON 281, and MATH 154 or equivalent, and one of ECON 269, ECON 365, ECON 366, or AREC 365. Not open to students with credit in ECON 466 or ENCS 473.

ECON 566 - Environmental Economics

Economic theory and policy relating to environmental problems; welfare and public policy issues in environmental decision making. Environmental law; transboundary pollution; economic instruments for pollution control.

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