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Wesley Burnett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 413
Office Hours: MW 1:00-3:00 pm or by appointment
Phone: 843-953-0752
E-mail: burnettjw@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://www.burnettjw.people.cofc.edu
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Dr. Burnett's research emphasizes the applications of applied microeconomic theory to solving and analyzing problems in resource economics and policy, including environmental and energy economics. Before coming to the College of Charleston, Dr. Burnett served three years as an assistant professor of energy economics.


Education

University of Georgia, Athens, GA                                            Ph.D.
University of Georgia, Athens, GA                                            MA
College of Charleston, Magna Cum Laude, Charleston, SC     BA

Research Interests

  • applied microeconomics
  • energy economics
  • environmental economics
  • policy
  • econometrics
  • economic geography

Reviewer for the following journals:

  • Energy Economics
  • Land Economics
  • Resource and Energy Economics
  • Public Choice
  • Annals of Regional Science
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics Review
  • Natural Resources Research
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Applied Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Courses Taught

ECON 200  Principles of Microeconomics
EVSS 601  Economic Theory for Policy Analysis

Honors and Awards

  • Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award (2013)
  • Southern Economics Association Invited Graduate Student Award (2010)
  • Outstanding PhD Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia (2010)
  • Outstanding PhD Paper, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia (2010)
  • Outstanding PhD Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia (2011)
  • Outstanding PhD Paper, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia (2011)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2011)

Affiliations

American Economic Association
US Association of Energy Economics
Southern Economic Association
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
North American Regional Science Council


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers
1. Burnett, J.W. “Club Convergence and Clustering of U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions.”
Resource and Energy Economics, (2014), Under revision.
2. Burnett, J.W., Jackson, R.W., and Blobaum, R. “The State of Play in Poland’s Unconventional
Shale and Oil Development,” Development Policy Review, (2014), Forthcoming.
3. Burnett, J.W. and Zhao. X. “Forecasting U.S. State-Level Carbon Dioxide Emissions.” The
Review of Regional Studies, (2014), Forthcoming.
4. Zhao, X., Burnett, J.W., and Fletcher, J.J. “Spatial Analysis of China Province-Level CO2
Emission Intensity,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, (2014), 33: 1-10.
5. Zhao, X. and Burnett, J.W. “Forecasting Province-Level CO2 Emissions in China,” Letters in
Spatial and Resource Science, (2013), October.
6. Burnett, J.W., Bergstrom, J.C., and Dorfman, J.H. “A Spatial Panel Data Approach to Estimating
U.S. State-Level Energy Emissions,” Energy Economics (2013), 40: 396-404.
7. Burnett, J.W., Bergstrom, J.C., and Wetzstein, M.E. “Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Economic
Growth in the U.S.” Journal of Policy Modeling (2013), 35: 1014-1028.
8. Michieka, N.M., Fletcher, J.J. and Burnett, J.W. “An Empirical Analysis of the Role of China’s
Exports on CO2 Emissions.” Applied Energy (2013), 104: 258-267.
9. Burnett, J.W. and Lacombe, D.J. “Accounting for Spatial Autocorrelation in the 2004 Presidential
Popular Vote: A Reassessment of the Evidence.” The Review of Regional Studies (2012), 42(1):
75-89.

Papers Under Review
1. Burnett, J.W. and Zhao, X. “Spatially Explicit Prediction of Wholesale Electricity Prices”
2. Zhao, X., Burnett, J.W., and Lacombe, D.J. “Province-level Convergence of China CO2 Emission
Intensity: A Spatial Dynamic Panel Data Analysis.”
3. Weber, J., Burnett, J.W., and Xiarchos, I.M. “Shale Gas Development and Housing Values Over
a Decade: Evidence from the Barnett Shale”


Other Peer-Reviewed Papers
1. Weber, J.G., Burnett, J.W., and Xiarchos, I.M. “Unconventional Gas Development and Local
Public Finance: Evidence from the Barnett Shale.” USAEE Dialogue (2014).
2. Weber, J.G., Burnett, J.W., and Xiarchos, I.M. “Shale Gas Development, Housing Values, and
School Finances: What has happened in the Barnett Shale?” National Agricultural and Rural
Development Policy Center, Policy Brief (2014).
3. Burnett, J.W., Bergstrom, J.C., and Dorfman, J.H. “A Spatial Panel Data Approach to Estimating
U.S. State-Level Energy Emissions.” Renewable Energy: Global Innovations (2014).
4. Burnett, J.W. and Bergstrom, J.C. “The Role of Technology in Energy Consumption, Economic
Growth, and Environmental Degradation.” USAEE Working Paper Series (2011).
5. Burnett, J.W. “Cooperative Management of Water Resources: An Economic Perspective.” Global
Water Forum, (2013), December.
6. Burnett, J.W. “Hydraulic Fracturing and U.S. Water Policy.” Global Water Forum (2013),
March.
7. Burnett, J.W. “Spatial Modeling Techniques in the Analysis of Energy Economics,” USAEE
Dialogue (2011).

Working Papers
1. Burnett, J.W., Xiarchos, I.M., and Kucher, O.K. “Volatility Spillovers in Agricultural and Oil
Price Commodities”
2. Strager, M.P., Burnett, J.W., Strager, J.M., Kreps, B. and Maxwell, A.E. “A Spatially Explicit
Surface Coal Mining Predictive Model”
3. Kucher, O.K., Burnett, J.W. and Lacombe, D.J. “Spatial Dependence In Wholesale Gasoline
Market Across The United States”