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I am an Assistant Professor in Economics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
My primary research interests are in the fields of environmental economics and industrial organization. My minor fields are financial economics and behavioral economics. I am tying these interests to experimental economics and general applied econometrics.

Jens Schubert


Department of Economics
Virginia Commonwealth University
B3149 Snead Hall

+1 (804) 828-7145
jschubert@vcu.edu

Education

PhD Economics
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2013)

PhD Program in Resource Economics
University of Nevada, Reno (2007-2010, Program discontinued due to legislative budget cuts)

MS Applied and Resource Economics
East Carolina University (2006)

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


Publications

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

"The Impact of Forward Contracting on Tacit Collusion: Experimental Evidence" (formerly titled "Less is More with Forward Trading")

"Investor Behavior and Environmental Quality: Stock Market Reactions to Ecological Disasters"

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

Work in Progress

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

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

Presentations

“Risk and the WTA-WTP Disparity for Private and Public Goods”
North-American ESA Conference (October 2013)
North Carolina State University - Camp Resources XX (August 2013)

“Investor Behavior and Environmental Quality: Stock Market Reactions to Ecological Disasters”
University of Colorado, Boulder - 14th Annual Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop (October 2012)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Economics Brown Bag Workshop (September 2012)

“The Impact of Forward Contracting on Tacit Collusion: Experimental Evidence”
Virginia Commonwealth University (February 2013)
Lancaster University (January 2013)
University of East Anglia (December 2012)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Economics Seminar (December 2012)
Monash University - Economics Seminar (November 2012)
Georgia State University - Behavioral Economics Brown Bag Workshop (October 2012)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Resource Economics Seminar (September 2012)
North Carolina State University - Camp Resources XIX (August 2012)

“Creating Bubbles out of Thin Air: The Effect of Biased Reward Functions on Price Convergence and Volatility”
North-American ESA Conference (October 2013)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Economics Brown Bag Workshop (April 2012)

“Portfolio Life-cycle Selection: Experimental Evidence”
East Carolina University - Economics Brown Bag Workshop (May 2006)

“The Sign of the Magnetic Hyperfine Fields at Cadmium Atoms on Nickel Surfaces”
Universität Ulm - Experimental Physics Workshop (May 2005)
Freie Universität Berlin - Experimental Physics Workshop (May 2005)

Academic Experience

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

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

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

Graduate Research Assistant (to Dr. Michael Price)
Department of Economics, 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 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

Instructor
Econ 325 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Department of Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Graduate Teaching Associate
Econ 333 - Law and Economics (1 class)
Department of Economics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2011)

Instructor
Econ 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 classes)
Econ 103 - Principles of Macroeconomics (1 class)
Department of Business and Entrepreneurship, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno (2009)

Graduate Teaching Associate
Apst 270 - Applied Statistics and Econometrics
Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno (2009)

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

Honors and Awards

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

Finalist for the Michael J. Stahl and Gregory M. Bounds Graduate Research Award
College of Business Administration, 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
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2012)

J. Fred and Wilma D. Holly Fellowship in Economics
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)