Lemoine Elected as Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
Nov. 8, 2019
Derek Lemoine, associate professor of economics in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, was elected a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) program on Environment and Energy Economics on October 10, 2019.
NBER is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers and business professionals. According to Lemoine’s nomination letter, research associates are the “backbone of the NBER. They are long-term affiliates who largely determine the direction and tone of research within each program.” Research associates also play a critical role in helping to identify research initiatives for the organization, which serves as a “vibrant scholarly community that is committed to active and open discussion of research.”
“It is an honor to be named an NBER research associate,” says Lemoine. “I was actively engaged as an NBER faculty research fellow prior to being elected a research associate. My new role will not only support my own research, but allow me to further engage in environmental and energy economics research by others nationwide and beyond.”
Lemoine joined the Eller College’s Department of Economics in 2011 after earning his PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of expertise include environmental and energy economics, climate change, technological change and decision making under uncertainty and over time. His current research combines economic theory and computational methods to better understand the dynamics of optimal environmental policy and of energy systems.