Lily Hsueh

Associate Professor, Arizona State University

I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University. During 2022-23, I am a Visiting Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, while on sabbatical leave from ASU.

As an economist and public policy scholar, my research bridges the fields of economics, public policy, and management to investigate how the environment and the global commons are managed and the ways in which behaviors of firms and organizations are shaped by multiple forces from markets to government policies. I bring a multi-methodological approach to this agenda, combining diverse tools in order to leverage new data and empirics for causal inference and to explore causal mechanisms, including applied econometrics, quasi-experimental methods, survey-based techniques, systematic interviews, mixed methods, among others.

Outlets for my published work have included Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; Governance; Journal of Regulatory Economics; Marine Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment; Journal of Environmental Management; Environmental Science & Policy; Regulation & Governance, among others.

In 2020-21, I have been awarded an American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to work on my book-in-progress, Corporations at Climate Crossroads: Multilevel Governance , Public Policy, and Global Climate Action. My book is under contract with MIT Press. Read about it here.

I am a Principal Investigator or Co-PI for research that has been funded by the National Research Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation.

As a two-time recipient of my school's Distinguished Teaching Award, most recently in 2021-22, I am a committed teacher and mentor. I am currently a faculty mentor in the AERE Scholars Program and APPAM Mentor Matching Program.

Prior to joining ASU, I served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA. Before academia, I worked as a Senior Analyst in Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with a focus on the regional economy and the technology sector; I authored the SF Fed's Beige Book and was part of the team that prepared policy briefings for the FOMC meetings.

I received my Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management at the University of Washington. I earned my MSc in Economics from University College London. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics with a minor in Environmental Economics and Policy.


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