Jay Anderson uses economic tools to analyze policies that relate to natural resources and the environment. Jay specializes in environmental policy, biomass/bioenergy, forest and natural resource economics, cost/benefit analysis, and carbon markets. His research covers a range of topics, such as carbon offsets, conversion of cropland to biomass production, bioethanol economics, and forest carbon protocols.
Jay has over a decade of experience in applied economics, and currently works as a Research Associate in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. Prior to his graduate studies, Jay worked as a field forester for six years. During his graduate studies, he was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Jay is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF), and is a member of the College of Alberta Professional Foresters and the Canadian Institute of Forestry. He holds a PhD in Forest Economics and a BSc in Forestry, both from the University of Alberta.