Erik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Carthage College. His research interests are in environmental and energy economics, public economics, and microeconometrics. His recent research has empirically examined environmental consequences of the structure of electricity markets, how integrating renewable electricity into the electricity grid effects environmental and market outcomes, and how regulatory structure effects air pollution. Before coming to Carthage College in 2017, he was a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology economics faculty after earning a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Public Policy and Department of Economics.


Working Papers

In Progress

    • Reserve Market Impacts of New Intermittent Generating Capacity (with Emily Galloway)

    • Wind Energy and Negative Pricing (with Yu Wang and Shan Zhou)

    • Environmental Quality and Income Inequality: An Empirical Examination

White Papers

    • The State of Electric Power in the South (with Marilyn Brown, Miroslav Begovic, John Crittenden, Samuel Graham, and Valerie Thomas)

    • The Impact of Solar Penetration and Policies on PSE&G Electricity Bills and Rates, 2016. (with Marilyn Brown, Daniel Matisoff, Benjamin Staver, Ross Beppler, Chris Blackburn)