Alexander James

Associate Professor of Economics

Alexander James


Alexander’s research and teaching interests broadly include environmental and resource economics. He is also interested in analyzing a variety of economic problems using experimental methods, especially those related to non-market valuation and public policy. Alexander is from California, went to graduate school in Wyoming, completed his post- doctoral research in Oxford, England and is excited to now be a resident of Alaska!


  • “The geographic dispersion of economic shocks: Evidence from the fracking revolution: Comment”, American Economic Review (2020)
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  • “Fata morganas in oil rich, institution poor economies”, Journal of Resources Policy (2019)
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  • “Corporate Apology for Environmental Damage”, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (2018)
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  • “The (Uneven) spatial distribution of the bakken oil boom.”, Land Economics (2018)
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  • “Natural Resources and Education Outcomes in the United States”, Resource and Energy Economics (2017)
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  • “There Will Be Blood: Crime Rates in Shale Rich U.S. Counties”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2017)
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Additional Research

Education & Affiliations


University of Wyoming, PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Southern Economic Association (SEA)
American Economic Association
Association of Environmental and Resource Economics