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Jeff AckermannJeff Ackermann received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2017.  His fields include industrial organization and empirical microeconomics.  He lives in Haslett, Michigan with his wife and two daughters.




Justin KirkpatrickJustin Kirkpatrick is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, public economics, and consumer marketing. His research studies the drivers of the grid transition from fossil fuels to renewables in two contexts: First, by examining the economics of renewables on the grid and how wholesale electricity prices and environmental costs change as intermittent renewables and battery storage are integrated into the grid. Second, by examining household-level decisions about energy efficiency and the decision to install rooftop solar.


Ce LiuCe Liu is a microeconomic theorist working on dynamic games and decision theory. He is particularly interested in the intersection of dynamic and cooperative games. His research in this area studies dynamic interaction in two-sided matching markets, as well as coalitions in repeated games. In a separate research agenda, he has worked on testable implications of models of individual decision making. These include consumer demand model for expected utility decision makers, and models of costly information acquisition.



Michigan State University Department of Economics