Andy Keeler

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John Glenn School of Public Affairs

Address:310C Page Hall
Country:United States


Andrew Keeler is an Associate Professor in Ohio State's graduate school at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and he conducts research in environmental and natural resource economics and policy.  His current research projects focus on the general area of climate change policy.  Professor Keeler received his B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina and his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Keeler served as the Senior Staff Economist for Environment at the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2000-2001) where he was a member of the U.S. negotiating team for climate change and a diplomatic representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on coordinating national sustainability policies.  He served on the White House Climate Change Policy teams under both Presidents Clinton and Bush. Professor Keeler has also worked as a senior economist at the Environmental Protection Agency's Innovative Strategies and Economics Group (1999-2000) and as an Economist for the Republic of Tanzania's Marketing Development Bureau (1982-1985). He has been a consultant on agricultural and environmental policy in Africa and Latin America.

Professor Keeler was a member of the Advisory Committee and the Water Rights Working Group of the Georgia Legislature's Joint Comprehensive Water Plan Study Committee in 2001-2002. Professor Keeler has been published on the economic value of biological indicators in water quality economics, the relationship of engineering and insurance in managing beach erosion, a variety of topics in environmental regulation and enforcement and on solid waste management.

Professor Keeler recently completed a paper commissioned by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on how federal climate change policies may affect public interest regulation of electricity. He is currently working on a commissioned paper for the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements.

Selected Publications

Carter, T., and A.G. Keeler. 2008. "Life Cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis of Extensive Vegetated Roof Systems". Journal of Environmental Management,

Keeler, A.G., Y. Alvarez-Gonzalez and J. Mullen. 2006. "Farm Level Irrigation and the Marginal Cost of Water Use: Evidence from Georgia". Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 80, Pgs. 311-317

Kriesel, W., C. Landry and A.G. Keeler. 2005. "Coastal Erosion Management from a Community Economics Perspective: the Feasibility and Efficiency of User Fees". Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol. 37:2, Pgs. 451-461

Keeler, A.G.. 2005. "Sequestration Rental Policies and the Price Path of Carbon". Climate Policy, Vol. 4, Pgs. 419-425

Murray, B., A.G. Keeler and W. Thurman. 2005. "Tax Interaction Effects, Environmental Regulation, and 'Rule of Thumb' Adjustments to Social Cost". Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol.30, Pgs. 73-92

Mrozek, J., and A.G. Keeler. 2004. "Pooling of Uncertainty: Enforcing Tradable Permits Regulation when Emissions are Stochastic". Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 29 (4), Pgs. 49-481

Keeler, A.G.. 2004. "Contract-Based Trading Programs in Environmental Regulation". Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 22, Pgs. 526-533

Kriesel, W., A.G. Keeler and C. Landry. 2004. "Financing Beach Improvements: Comparing Two Approaches on the Georgia Coast". Coastal Management Journal, Vol. 32 (4), Pgs. 433-447

Landry, C., A.G. Keeler and W. Kriesel. 2003. "An Economic Evaluation of Beach Erosion Alternatives". Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 18 (2), Pgs. 105-127

Keeler, A.G., C. Landry and W. Kriesel. 2003. "Expanding the National Flood Insurance Program to Cover Coastal Erosion Damage". Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol. 35 (3), Pgs. 447-455

Nissen, T.M., D.J. Midmore and A.G. Keeler. 2001. "Biophysical and Economic Tradeoffs of Intercropping Timber Trees with Food Crops in the Philippine Uplands". Agricultural Systems, Vol. 67, Pgs. 49-69