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Karen Maguire Assistant Professor Economics and Legal Studies in Business

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327 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5112 (Phone)

Karen Maguire is an active researcher and teacher in the fields of Energy Economics, Environment and Resource Economics, and Regional Economics.  Her primary research and teaching focus is on analyzing energy markets, particularly, how politics and policies affect both renewable and non-renewable energy development.  Specific research topics that she has examined include the influence of state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on renewable electricity generating capacity and electricity prices and the effect of both state and federal politics on energy development.  In addition, she is interested in interdisciplinary work at the intersection of Economics and Ecology, specifically focusing on the influence of energy development on wildlife outcomes.

Education

Ph D, University of Colorado, BoulderEconomics2011
MA, University of Colorado, BoulderEconomics2006
BA, Clark UniversityBiology1996

Publications

Karen Maguire & John Winters. "Energy Boom and Gloom? Local Effects of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling on Subjective Well-Being". Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy. (Forthcoming).

Karen Maguire & Abdul Munasib. (2016). "Electricity Price Increase in Texas. What is the Role of RPS?". Environmental & Resource Economics.

Karen Maguire & Abdul Munasib. (2016). "The Disparate Influence of State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity". Land Economics.

Karen Maguire. (2016). "Drill Baby Drill? Political Influence on Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing in the Western United States.". Economics of Governance. 17 (2), 131-164.

Karen Maguire. (2016). "What’s Powering Wind? The Effect of U.S. State Renewable Energy Policies on Wind Capacity (1994-2012)". Applied Economics. (Forthcoming).

Karen Maguire. ""The Economics of Climate Change" in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty". (Forthcoming).

Karen Maguire. (2012). "“Prices or Politics? The Influence of Markets and Political Party Changes on Oil and Gas Development in the United States” ". Energy Economics. (34), 2013-2020.

Awards and Honors

PERC Graduate Fellowship for work on “Institutions and Markets: Oil and Gas Drilling on Federal Lands." (2010)
Leslie Whittington Endowed Fellowship for Excellence in Economics (Outstanding Female American Graduate Student) (2008)

Presentations Given

Taxing Energy Development: The Effects of Severance Tax Incentives on Oil and Gas Drilling in Oklahoma
Annual Meeting - MVEA
Missouri Valley Economics Association
Kansas City, MO - October  2015

The Disparate Influence of State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity
AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
San Francisco, CA - July 28 2015

What is the Impact of RPS on Wind Capacity? A Utility/Sector-Level Analysis (2001-2012)
Western Economics Association International 89th Annual Conference
Western Economics Association
Denver, CO - June 28 2014

Do Renewables Portfolio Standards Cause Electricity Price Increases? A Synthetic Control Analysis: Texas.
North American Regional Science Council Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, GA - November  2013

Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?,
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3rd Annual Meeting,
Calgary, Alberta Canada - June  2013

Do Renewables Portfolio Standards Cause Electricity Price Increases? A Synthetic Control Analysis: Texas.
Western Economics Association International 88th Annual Conference
Seattle, WA - June  2013

What's Powering Wind? The Role of Prices and Policies in Determining the Amount of Wind Energy Development in the United States (1994-2008)
University of Central Oklahoma Seminar Series
Oklahoma City, OK - April  2013

Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?
Southern Economic Association Meetings
New Orleans, LA - November  2012

Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?
United States Association of Energy Economists North American Conference
November  2012

Coal and Renewable Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Contribute to Pollution Abatement in the Electricity Market?
Western Economics Association International 87th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA - July 2 2012

What's Powering Wind? The Role of Prices and Policies in Determining the Amount of Wind Energy Development in the U.S.
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
  2011

OSU Economics Society Meeting
Economics Society
Oklahoma State University - September 27 2011

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

Department of Economics and Legal Studies, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, July 2011
Department of Economics, Colorado College, Visiting Instructor, October 2010 - May 2011
Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Graduate Part-Time Instructor, January 2008 - May 2009
Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Research and Teaching Assistant, January 2005 - December 2007

Courses Taught

ECON 3113 (3 Semesters)
ECON 4113 (5 Semesters)
ECON 2103 (12 Semesters)
ECON 5733 (2 Semesters)
ECON 5003 (1 Semesters)

Full Course List

SemesterCourseSectionCourse Title
Fall 2016ECON 311361238Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2016ECON 411361265Energy Economics: Traditional and Renewable Energy Markets
Spring 2016ECON 210311INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Spring 2016ECON 21037INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Fall 2015ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2015ECON 41131ENERGY ECONOMICS
Spring 2015ECON 210311INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Spring 2015ECON 21037INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Fall 2014ECON 41131ENERGY ECONOMICS
Fall 2014ECON 57331ENERGY ECONOMICS
Spring 2014ECON 210311INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Spring 2014ECON 21037INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Fall 2013ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2013ECON 41131ENERGY ECONOMICS
Spring 2013ECON 210311INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Spring 2013ECON 21037INTRO TO MICRO ECON
Spring 2013ECON 5003360RESEARCH REPORT
Fall 2012ECON 41131ENERGY ECONOMICS
Fall 2012ECON 57331ENERGY ECONOMICS
Spring 2012ECON 210311Introduction to Microeconomics
Spring 2012ECON 21037Introduction to Microeconomics
Fall 2011ECON 210311Introduction to Microeconomics
Fall 2011ECON 210312Introduction to Microeconomics