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Eller Executive Education
Assistant Professor of Economics

Degrees

Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and Energy Economics 
  • Industrial Organization
  • Transportation Economics

Current Research

Professor Langer''s current research focuses on how consumers make decisions that affect the environment.  In particular, she is currently studying how consumers make decisions over which vehicles to drive, how those preferences may form endogenously within family networks, and how consumers choose when and where to purchase gasoline.  These questions have substantial implications for the design of energy policy, including the optimal level of gasoline taxes or corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and potential incentives for alternative fuel vehicle adoption.  Professor Langer is also working on the effect of consumer demographics and demographic group preferences on vehicle pricing and has previously worked on the effect of congestion tolling on urban land use.

Courses

ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues

ECON 373 Environmental Economics

ECON 696V Environmental Economics II

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