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Stacia Harper

Graduate Research Assistant


Pursuing Ph.D., Natural Resource Management, West Virginia University
M.S., Applied and Natural Resource Economics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.A., Economics, Political Science, West Virginia University

Research Interests:

Applied Econometrics
Energy Economics
Energy and Climate Policy and Market Development

Research includes spatial analysis and econometric methods related to energy, climate change, health and environmental equity.

Curriculum Vitae


Stacia Harper has had an extensive career in energy policy, energy market development and utility regulation. Ms. Harper returned to West Virginia University to pursue her Ph.D. in climate change and climate equity issues within the Davis College division of Natural Resource Economics and Management. During her time at WVU Stacia has been the recipient of a Policy Fellowship through the WVU BRIDGE initiative working with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Office of Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Materials. Se is also a graduate research associate with NASA's Goddard Space Institute Center for Climate Change Research Initiative. Her work with NASA focuses on assessing urban driven temperature change and its contribution to heat island formation and environmental equity. Stacia is a West Virginia native and enjoys hiking, live music, travel, photography, and anything outdoors!

Contact Information:

Regional Research Institute
West Virginia University
886 Chestnut Ridge Road
Room 516
P.O. Box 6825
Morgantown, WV 26506