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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!


  • “Geography, Geology, and Regional Economic Development”, (2022)
    Journal Article
  • “Sovereign Wealth Funds in Theory and Practice”, Annual Review of Resource Economics (2022)
    Journal Article
  • “Oil, Politics, and Corrupt Bastards”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2022)
    Journal Article
  • “Agricultural Activity and Crime”, (2021)
    Journal Article
  • “The impact of public health messaging and personal experience on the acceptance of mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2021)
    Journal Article
  • “Do appeals to donor benefits raise more money than appeals to recipient benefits? Evidence from a natural field experiment with Pick.Click.Give”, Nature Human Behavior (2021)
    Journal Article
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