Jerome Dumortier is an associate professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI whose research focuses on energy, environmental and agricultural economics, especially bioenergy and land-use change. His current research agenda focuses on the economic effects of a changing vehicle stock due to higher fuel efficiency and more electric vehicles. He is also interested in determining the effects of climate change on agriculture using simulation models.
His work has previously focused on the interactions between agricultural, energy and carbon policies. Among other positions, he has worked as a consultant for the European Commission’s Joint Research Center to evaluate the land-use change implications of EU biofuel policy. Dumortier’s recent research focuses on transportation-related issues such as plug-in vehicles and fuel taxation; it also includes the carbon sequestration potential of biochar-enhanced soils.
Dumortier is co-editor-in-chief of BioEnergy Research and a member of the editorial advisory board of GCB Bioenergy. At the O’Neill School, he teaches economics, statistics and regression analysis at the graduate level as well as public finance at the undergraduate level. He joined the school in August 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.
Areas of Expertise
Energy policy and economics, agricultural economics, transportation economics, natural resource economics, climate change, international trade, biofuel, biomass, bioenergy, electric vehicles, simulation models.