Soren Anderson

Soren  Anderson
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics and Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Economics, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics (minor), Macalester College
  • 486 West Circle Drive, Room 110
  • Department of Economics
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.355.0286


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Soren Anderson is an Associate Professor of Economics and Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He has studied a range of issues in energy and environmental economics. The majority of his work focuses on markets for cars and the fuels they use, including oil, gasoline, biofuels, and electricity. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in economics from Macalester College.

His research is published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and  the Annual Review of Resource Economics among other journals. He is appointed as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and he serves on the Editorial Board at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He previously served as a visiting researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas at UC Berkeley, as a staff economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and as a research assistant at Resources for the Future.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Energy and environmental economics