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Jerome Dumortier joined the O’Neill School at IUPUI in August 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University. His research focuses on energy, environmental, and agricultural economics, especially bioenergy and land-use change. In the past, the interactions between agricultural, energy, and carbon policies have been subject of his work. Among others, he has worked as a consultant for the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) to evaluate the land-use change implications of EU biofuel policy. His current research agenda focuses on the economic effects of a changing vehicle stock due to higher fuel efficiency and more electric vehicles.
Dr. Dumortier’s recent research focuses on transportation related issues such as plug-in vehicles and fuel taxation. He is also interested in determining the economic effects of climate change on agriculture using simulation models. His research also includes the carbon sequestration potential of biochar-enhanced soils. Dr. Dumortier is Co-Editor-in-Chief of BioEnergy Research and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of GCB Bioenergy. At the O’Neill School, he teaches economics and statistics at the graduate level as well as public finance at the undergraduate level.
- Ph.D., Economics, Iowa State University, 2011
- Licence en sciences économiques ("économie politique"), Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004
- Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, 2008-2011
- Consultant, European Commission Joint Research Center, Institute for Energy, 2009
- Assistant in Corporate Finance, Landesbank Saar (SaarLB), Metz, France, 2004-2005
- SPEA IUPUI Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2013, 2015)
- Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University (2007)
Selected Intellectual Contributions
- “Where does all the biofuel go? Fuel efficiency gains and its effects on global agricultural production.” (with M. Carriquiry and A. Elobeid) Energy Policy (2020)
- “Global land-use and carbon emission implications from biochar application to cropland in the United States.” (with H. Dokoohaki, A. Elobeid, D.J. Hayes, D. Laird, and F.E. Miguez) Journal of Cleaner Production (2020)
- “Incorporating sub-national Brazilian agricultural production and land-use into U.S. biofuel policy evaluation.” (with M. Carriquiry, A. Elobeid, and R. Goodrich) Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2020)
- “All plug-in electric vehicles are not the same: Predictors of preference for a plug-in hybrid versus a battery-electric vehicle.” (with B. Lane, S. Carley, S. Siddiki, K. Clark-Sutton, and J.D. Graham) Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (2018)
- “Production and spatial distribution of switchgrass and miscanthus in the United States under uncertainty and sunk cost.” (with N. Kauffman and D.J. Hayes) Energy Economics (2017)
- “Impact of agronomic uncertainty in biomass production and endogenous commodity prices on cellulosic biofuel feedstock composition.” Global Change Biology Bioenergy (2016)
- “Effects of providing total cost of ownership information on consumers’ intent to purchase a hybrid or plug-in electric vehicle.” (with S. Siddiki, S. Carley, J. Cisney, R.M. Krause, B.W. Lane, J.A. Rupp, and J.D. Graham) Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (2015)
- “The effects of uncertainty under a cap-and-trade policy on afforestation in the United States.” Environmental Research Letters (2013).
- “Co-firing in coal power plants and its impact on biomass feedstock availability.” Energy Policy (2013).
- “The effects of potential changes in United States beef production on global grazing systems and greenhouse gas emissions.” (with M. Carriquiry, F. Dong, X. Du, A. Elobeid, J. Fabiosa, P.A. Martin, and K. Mulik) Environmental Research Letters (2012).