Jesse Kaczmarski

Photo: Jesse Kaczmarski

PhD Candidate

ECON 1027
Curriculum vitae


Jesse I. Kaczmarski is a Ph.D. student in environment and natural resource economics at The University of New Mexico. Prior to UNM, Jesse received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Resource and Applied Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Jesse’s Master thesis focused on the willingness-to-pay for invasive species management in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. By training, he is an applied microeconomist with a focus on econometric approaches to complex systems.

At UNM, he is a long-term research assistant with the New Mexico Smart Grid Center. His primary research focuses on original survey design, collection, and analysis for various dimensions of demand response and smart grid adoption in the Southwest. Jesse’s dissertation is titled “Three Essays on the Transition to Clean Energy” in which he explores facets of demand response and its value in the era of grid modernization as well as the emissions offsets of hydroelectric power.

Research Interests

  • Electricity Markets and Power Infrastructure
  • Smart Grid Adoption
  • Customer Dimensions of Demand Response
  • Contingent Valuation

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