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Anderson, Jay


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.

Anderson, Jay

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Establishing hybrid poplar plantations in western Canada for biofuel feedstock and carbon offsets: A forest-level financial analysis
  • Forestry footprints associated with providing harvesting residues for a lignocellulosic biorefinery in Alberta
  • Growing hybrid poplar in western Canada for use as a biofuel feedstock: A financial analysis of coppice and single-stem management
  • Investment decisions and policy analysis
  • Investment Decisions and Policy Analysis
  • Potential biorefinery sites based on agricultural residues in Alberta: A GIS-based approach with feedstock variability
  • Variability of Biofuel Feedstock from Agricultural Residues in Alberta