Christian Vossler, Ph.D. Christian Vossler Curriculum Vitae
Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy Program
Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Experimental Economics
PhD, Applied Economics, Cornell University 2003
MS, Environmental & Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 1999
BS, Environmental & Resource Sciences, University of Nevada, 1997
Dr. Christian Vossler is an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, an associate editor of the journal 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. Other research areas include income tax compliance, public goods allocation mechanisms, and electric power markets.
Vossler, Christian A., Maurice Doyon and Daniel Rondeau. (2012). “Truth in Consequentiality: Theory and Field Evidence on Discrete Choice Experiments.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.
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.
Ferraro, Paul J. and Christian A. Vossler. (2010). “The Source and Structure of Confusion in Public Goods Experiments.” BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10 (Issue 1, Article 53): 42 pgs.
Vossler, Christian A. and Mary F. Evans. (2009). “Bridging the Gap between the Field and the Lab: Environmental Goods, Policy Maker Input, and Consequentiality.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 58(3): 338-345.
2012: Appalachian State University Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Cornell University, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists University of Georgia, University of Tennessee
2011: Environmental Protection Agency, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
2010: Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Southern Economic Association
2009: European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Southern Economic Association, University of Alabama, Environmental Journalism Conference