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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. I graduated from the The University of Tennessee Knoxville with a PhD in Economics. Prior to graduate studies in Economics, I earned a Master of Science in Econophysics (Dipl. Phys.-Oec.) from the University of Ulm in Germany, and I gained experience in the private sector, working for Accenture, Robert Bosch, and UniCredit.

My primary research interests are in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics, and industrial organization. I am also interested in questions in financial and behavioral economics. In my research, I am tying these interests to experimental economics and general applied econometrics.

Jens Schubert


Department of Economics
University of Delaware
Purnell 416D

+1 (302) 831-1907
jschuber(at)udel.edu

Education

PhD Economics
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2013)

MS Applied and Resource Economics
East Carolina University (2006)

MS Econophysics (Dipl.-Phys.-Oec.)
University of Ulm, Germany (2006)


Publications

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 119, 2015: 109-123

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91 (2), 2009: 1389-1396 
(with Tigran Melkonyan)

The European Physical Journal B, 59, 2007: 277-283
(with Y. Manzhur, W.-D. Zeitz, M.J. Prandolini,W.D. Brewer, P. Imielski, and K. Johnston)

Working Papers

"Environmental Quality, Environmental Responsibility and Investor Behavior: Empirical Evidence from the BP Oil Spill"
(revisions requested)

"Risk and the WTA-WTP Disparity for Private and Public Goods"
(with Christian Vossler and Michael K. Price)

"Optimal Exhaustible Resource Extraction and Water Management in the Presence of Input Factor Scarcity and Production Externalities"
(with Linda Fernandez)

“Creating Bubbles Out of Thin Air: The Effect of Biased Reward Functions on Price Convergence and Price Volatility”
(with Luiz Lima and Michael K. Price)

Work in Progress

“The Effects of Uncertainty on the WTA-WTP Gap”
(with Douglas Davis and Robert Reilly)

“Trust-busters: Empirical Evidence from the Airline Industry”
(with Bruno Wichmann)

Presentations

“The Effects of Uncertainty on the WTA-WTP Gap”
East Carolina University, 2016

“Optimal Exhaustible Resource Extraction and Water Management in the Presence of Input Factor Scarcity and Production Externalities”
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Newport, 2015
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Summer Conference, San Diego, 2015
Southern Economics Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2014

“Risk and the WTA-WTP Disparity for Private and Public Goods”
World Conference of Environmental and Resource Economics, Istanbul, 2014
North-American Economics Science Association Conference, Santa Cruz, 2013
North Carolina State University - Camp Resources XX, 2013

“Investor Behavior and Environmental Quality: Stock Market Reactions to Ecological Disasters”
University of Colorado, Boulder - 14th Annual Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, 2012 

“The Impact of Forward Contracting on Tacit Collusion: Experimental Evidence”
The University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2012
Monash University, 2012
Georgia State University, 2012
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012
North Carolina State University - Camp Resources XIX, 2012

“Creating Bubbles out of Thin Air: The Effect of Biased Reward Functions on Price Convergence and Volatility”
North-American Economics Science Association Conference, Santa Cruz, 2013

“Portfolio Life-cycle Selection: Experimental Evidence”
East Carolina University, 2006

“The Sign of the Magnetic Hyperfine Fields at Cadmium Atoms on Nickel Surfaces”
Universität Ulm, 2005
Freie Universität Berlin, 2005

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, University of Delaware (2016-)

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University (2013-2016)

Associate Director, UT Experimental Economics Lab
Department of Economics, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2012-2013)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Christian A. Vossler)
Department of Economics, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2010-2012)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Michael K. Price)
Department of Economics, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2010-2012)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Scott Holladay and Dr. Jacob LaRiviere)
Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy (2012)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Johnathan Alevy)
Department of Economics, University of Alaska, Anchorage (2012)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter, Dr. Jessica Holmes, and Dr. Peter Matthews)
Department of Economics, Middlebury College (2011)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Michael K. Price, Dr. Tigran Melkonyan, and Dr. Kimberly Rollins)
Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno (2007-2010)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Craig Landry and Dr. Jamie Brown-Kruse)
Department of Economics, East Carolina University (2005-2006)

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Mark Prandolini)
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Germany (2004-2005)

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate

Department of Economics, University of Delaware (2016-present)
"Principles of Microeconomics" (ECON 101)
"Energy Economics" (ECON 320)

Department of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University (2013-2016)
"Environmental and Natural Resource Economics" (ECON 325)
"Microeconomic Theory" (ECON 301)

Department of Economics, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2011)
"Law and Economics" (ECON 333)

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno (2009)
"Principles of Microeconomics" (ECON 102)
"Principles of Macroeconomics" (ECON 103)

Graduate

Department of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University (2014-2016)
"Advanced Microeconomic Theory" (ECON 604)
"Game Theory and Energy Economics" (ECON 697)

Teaching Assistance
Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno (2009)
"Applied Statistics and Econometrics" (APST 270)

Department of Physics, University of Ulm (2002-2003)
"Physics for Natural Scientists"

Professional
Capital Markets Division, Accenture France (2006)
“Introduction to Capital Markets”


Honors and Awards

EPIC Challenge Award ($70,000 with Caleb Cox, Chris Herrington, Molly Ransone, and Carol Scotese)
School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University (2016)

Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation
Department of Economics, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2013)

Finalist for the Michael J. Stahl and Gregory M. Bounds Graduate Research Award
College of Business Administration, The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2013)

PhD Student Visitor Program
Monash University, Australia (2012)

Selected Graduate Student Paper
Southern Economic Association (2012)

Tami Gurley-Calvez Third-Year Paper Award
The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2012)

J. Fred and Wilma D. Holly Fellowship in Economics
The University of Tennessee Knoxville (2011-present)

Research Assistant of Distinction Award
Middlebury College (2011)

College of Agriculture, Business and Natural Resources Graduate Research Scholarship
University of Nevada, Reno (2009)

Outstanding Tutor Award
Department of Athletics, East Carolina University (2006)

Scholarship of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Universität Ulm, Germany (2003-2004)