Jesse Buchsbaum Completes PhD and Accepts Research Appointment at University of Chicago

May 31, 2022

Energy Institute graduate student Jesse Buchsbaum earned his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics in May, and will begin his postdoctoral appointment at the Energy & Environment Lab (Becker Friedman Institute for Economics) at the University of Chicago. Jesse joined the Energy Institute as a graduate student researcher in 2021, and his research interests are in energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and equity. Jesse’s job market paper studies how consumers respond to electricity prices, with particular focus on the long run. He finds that consumers are much more responsive to prices in the long run than in the short run, driven in large part by adoption of solar panels and other durable goods.