Jacob LaRiviere


Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy

Ph.D. in Economics, 2010, University of California, San Diego

Jacob LaRiviere is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. LaRiviere’s research focuses on business and consumer behavior in energy and resource markets. Of particular interest is firms’ response to changes in resource, environmental and energy policy in addition to optimal regulatory design. LaRiviere has also designed and conducted field experiments in conjunction with government and private entities in Norway, Scotland and the U.S. to determine the causal effect of information on households’ environmental and energy consumption patterns.  LaRiviere is the co-founder of the Baker Center Interdisciplinary Forum on Energy and Environmental Policy.

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory and Applied Microeconomics

Selected Publications

LaRiviere, J., Czajkowski, M., Hanley, N., Aanesen, M., Falk-Petersen, J. and Tinch, D. (2014). The Value of  Familiarity: Effects Knowledge and Objective Signals on Willingness to Pay for a Public Good. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68(2): 376-389.

Cozad, M. and LaRiviere, J. (2013). Fuel Price Changes and the Timing of Household Driving Decisions.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65(2): 194-207.

Fissel, B., Gilbert, B., and LaRiviere, J. (2013). Technology Adoption and Diffusion with Uncertainty in a Commons. Economics Letters, 120(2): 297-301.

Contact Information

Jacob LaRiviere
Personal web page
Department of Economics
525 Stokely Management Center
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8114