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Christine L. Crago
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Crago's research is motivated by the need to promote sustainable energy sources and consumption practices. Her current projects examine incentives for solar power adoption and motivators of energy conservation.

Other areas of active research include: economics of biofuels and regulation of environmental pollutants.

Current projects

  • Evaluating impacts of solar policies in the Northeast (Working Paper)
  • Adoption of residential solar PV under uncertainty (Working Paper)
  • Field experiment to evaluate energy conservation incentives for non rate-payers
  • Regulation of multiple/interacting pollutants
  • Environmental impacts of fertilizer application using precision agriculture

Selected Publications

Crago, Christine L. and Madhu Khanna. 2014 "Carbon abatement in the fuel market with biofu-
els: Implications for second-best policies
" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Khanna, Madhu and Crago, Christine L. “Measuring indirect land use change with biofuels: Implications for policy” Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2012

Khanna, Madhu, Hayri Onal, Christine L. Crago and Kiyoshi Mino. 2013 "Can India meet
biofuel policy targets? Implications for food and fuel prices
" American Journal of Agricultural
Economics 95(2): 296-302

Crago, Christine L., Madhu Khanna, Jason Barton, Eduardo Guiliani, and Weber Amaral. Cost competitiveness of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil relative to corn ethanol in the US Energy Policy 38(11) : 7404-7415, 2010

Lasco, Christine and Madhu Khanna. US-Brazil trade in biofuels: Determinants, constraints and implications for trade policy Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy, Springer New York, 2010

Lasco, Christine D., Robert J. Myers. and Richard Bernsten. Dynamics of agricultural wages and rice prices in the Philippines Agricultural Economics 32(3), 2008

Lasco, Marie Christine D. and Zenaida M. Sumalde. Financial and Economic Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Mitigation Options in the Philippines Forestry Sector Journal of Environmental Science and Management 5(1-2): 39-59, 2003


RES-ECON 499O AND 499N: Implementing Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Today’s Economy
This is a Capstone Experience course in the Commonwealth Honors College

RESECON 721: Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics (co-instructor)
This is an advanced graduate level course.

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Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Michigan State University

B.S., University of the Philippines Los Baños