Carol Dahl

Honorary Professor

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Carol A. Dahl is a Senior Fellow at the Payne Earth Resources Institute and Professor Emeritus in the Mineral and Energy Economics Program at the Colorado School of Mines. She has served annually as an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Petroleum in Beijing since 2014 and been Visiting Professor, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleo University of Technology, Sweden since 2016. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota having studied under Christopher Sims, who shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010. She received a BA in Economics with distinction from the University of Wisconsin. She has published widely in peer reviewed energy journals, regularly presents her work at international conferences, has been a visiting scholar at a number of well-known universities worldwide, has sat on a number national technical review panels, and is on the technical expert list of the US Fulbright Program. She routinely does short courses related to her field of expertise: energy economics. She is a co-author on the “Second most cited paper published in Energy Economics from 1979-2005”, and the “Sixth most cited paper in Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, and Resources and Energy Economics” over this same period.

Her book International Energy Markets: Understanding Prices, Profits and Policies has been a Pennwell Press best seller and has been translated into Croatian and Chinese. The second edition of the book was published in 2015.

She is very active in the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), serves on their editorial board, and is senior book review editor for The Energy Journal.

She received the Adelman-Frankel Award from the United States Association for Energy Economics for unique and innovative contributions to the field of energy economics in 2010 and received the Outstanding Contributions to the Profession Award from the International Association for Energy Economics for contributions to the field of Energy Economics and its literature awarded in 2013.

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