Robert Shelton

Curriculum Vitae

Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy

Research Professor in Economics

PhD, Economics, Southern Illinois University, 1970


Robert Shelton is an economist by training. He has held previous teaching, research, and administrative positions at Arizona State University, the University of Wyoming, Resources for the Future, the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In addition, he has led a number of international energy and environmental assistance projects in Bangladesh, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Romania, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine.


Energy Economic and Technology Policy


Government’s Role in Energy Technology R&D; A Proposed Model for Strategic Guidance, with Robert Perlack, ORNL/TM-13218, 1996.

Rural Electrification in Bangladesh: Management, Engineering, and Financial Assessment, with Barbara Deverick, Mark Gellerson, and John Stovall, ORNLTM-10042, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 1986.

“The Application of Smokeless Briquettes in Developing Countries: The Case of Haiti and Pakistan” with A. Sabadell, G. Stevenson, and T. Wilson in Coal Development Potential in Pakistan, Proceedings of the First National Coal Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, February 1986.


Robert B. Shelton

Research Professor

Department of Economics

The University of Tennessee

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