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Jacob LaRiviere

Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy

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

Jacob LaRiviere is a senior researcher at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. He was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. LaRiviere’s research focused on business and consumer behavior in energy and resource markets. Of particular interest was firms’ response to changes in resource, environmental and energy policy in addition to optimal regulatory design. LaRiviere 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 Forum on Energy and Environmental Policy.


Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory and Applied Microeconomics


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.

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