Terrence Iverson

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-6079

Email: terry.iverson@colostate.edu

Office: C324 Clark

Role: Faculty

Department: Economics and Environmental Affairs


Dr. Iverson is an environmental economist whose primary focus is on using aggregate macroeconomic models to study issues in the economics of climate change. He has published in top environmental economics field journals and in top interdisciplinary climate policy and global environmental change journals. His current research focuses on thinking critically about options for steering the global economy to ensure that a significant portion of the fossil carbon embedded in the earth’s crust remains locked in the ground over the long run. Terry teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental economics, including a senior seminar on the economics of climate change. He also teaches macroeconomics at the graduate level.


Ph.D. Economics, 2009, University of Wisconsin--Madison


S. Zahran, T. Iverson, S. McElmurry, S. Weiler (2016): "The Effect of Leaded Aviation Gasoline on Blood Lead in Children," Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, (forthcoming).

T. Iverson, S. Denning, S. Zahran (2015): "When the Long Run Matters: The Joint Effect of Carbon Decay and Discounting,''
Climatic Change, 129: 57-72.

S. Zahran, T. Iverson, S. Weilar, T. Underwood (2014): "Evidence the Accuracy of Self-Reported Lead Emissions Data Improved: A Puzzle and Discussion,"
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 49:235-257.

T. Iverson (2013): "Minimax Regret Discounting," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(3):598-608.

T. Iverson (2012): "Communicating Trade-offs Amid Controversial Science: Decision Support For Climate Policy," Ecological Economics 77: 74-90.

C. Keske, S. Evans, and T. Iverson (2012): "Total Cost Electricity Pricing," Electricity Journal 25(2): 7-15.

T. Iverson and C. Perrings (2011): "Precaution and Proportionality in the Management of Global Environmental Change," Global Environmental Change 22(1):161-177.

C. Bond and T. Iverson (2011): "Modeling Information in Environmental Decision Making," Western Economic Forum 10(2):33-49.

J. Liu, A. Rinzler, H. Dai, J. Hafner, K. Bradley, P. Boul, A. Lu, T. Iverson, K. Shelimov, C. Huffman, F. Rodriguez, Y. Shon, T. Randal, D. Colbert, R. Smalley (1998): "Fullerene Pipes," Science 280(5367):1253-1256.

Working Papers

Leaded Aviation Fuel and Child Blood Lead Levels With S. Zahran, S. McElmurry, M. Laidlaw, and S. Weilar revise and resubmit Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics.

Optimal Carbon Taxes with Non-Constant Time Preference, October 2014.  Working paper.   [2012 version]

Burn Coal?  The Supply-Side Case for Carbon Capture and Storage, October 2015.  Working paper.

Hidden Costs of Fire Non-Suppression in Detroit: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Devil's Night, August 2014. With S. Zahran, S. McElmurry, and S. Weilar. Working paper.

Climate Policy and the Equilibrium Rate of Interest, June 2014. With Elisa Belifiori. Working paper.

Evaluating Sub-National Climate Action: The Case of Colorado, October 2014.  With H. Cutler, C. Hannum and D. Keyser. Working paper.

To Frack or Not to Frack: The Costs, Benefits, and Value of Waiting for State and Local Constituents, October 2014. With D. Manning, H. Cutler, and J. Hess. Working paper.

Curriculum Vitae

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Econ 704: Graduate macroeconomics II - Syllabus

Senior Capstone Seminar: The Economics of Climate Change - Syllabus