Elise Breshears


Welcome! I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, pursuing a dual major in Environmental Science and Policy. Currently, I am a Pre-Doctoral Fellow on Energy Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. This summer, I will join the National Center for Environmental Economics with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

I am an applied microeconomist with a focus on energy and environmental economics, public economics, and urban economics. My research examines how institutions and policies influence the ways individuals interact with the built and natural environment. In current work, I study information disclosure with applications in energy efficiency. I also explore such topics from an environmental justice perspective.

I am an Oregonian and received my MS in Economics and BS in Economics and Mathematics from Portland State University. 

Previously, I worked at Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Trust of Oregon

Email: breshea2@msu.edu