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Christian Vossler

Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy Program

PhD, Applied Economics, Cornell University 2003


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Christian Vossler is an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, a co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economistsand Environmental & Resource Economics, and the director of UT’s Experimental Economics Laboratory. He is an applied microeconomist and applied econometrician who focuses on environmental and public economics issues. Much of his research involves the design of mechanisms to reveal private information related to the environment (e.g. preferences, pollution generation), and associated tests of these mechanisms through experiments, surveys, and the analysis of existing data. His recent research on the environment examines the incentives underlying survey-based methods for estimating the benefits of environmental policies, the design of cost-effective audit mechanisms to motivate firms to comply with environmental regulations, and the design of incentive-based regulations for achieving water pollution standards. In the summer of 2013, Dr. Vossler cohosted the Identification of Causal Effects in Environmental and Energy Economics, and is currently a guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization that will highlight research from the workshop.


  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Experimental Economics


Vossler, Christian A., Jordan F. Suter and Gregory L. Poe. (2013). “Experimental evidence on dynamic pollution tax policies.”Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 93: 101-115.

Vossler, Christian A., Maurice Doyon and Daniel Rondeau. (2012). “Truth in Consequentiality: Theory and Field Evidence on Discrete Choice Experiments.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4(4): 145-171.

Gilpatric, Scott, Christian A. Vossler and Michael McKee. (2011). “Regulatory Enforcement with Competitive Endogenous Audit Mechanisms.” The RAND Journal of Economics 42(2): 292-312.

Messer, Kent D., Gregory L. Poe, Daniel Rondeau, William D. Schulze and Christian A. Vossler. (2010). “Social Preferences and Voting: An Exploration Using a New Preference Revealing Mechanism.” Journal of Public Economics 98(3-4): 308-317.

Suter, Jordan F., Kathleen Segerson, Christian A. Vossler and Gregory L. Poe. (2010). “Voluntary-Threat Approaches to Reduce Ambient Water Pollution.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(4): 1195-1213.

Contact Information

Christian Vossler
523 Stokely Management Center
916 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996

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