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Oklahoma State University

KAREN MAGUIRE

KAREN MAGUIRE

Department of Economics
Ast Prof

352 BUSINESS BUILDING
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-5112

karen.maguire@okstate.edu

Biography

Karen Maguire is an active researcher and teacher in the fields of Energy Economics, Environment and Resource Economics, and Regional Economics. Her primary research and teaching focus is on analyzing energy markets, particularly, how politics and policies affect both renewable and non-renewable energy development. Specific research topics that she has examined include the influence of state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on renewable electricity generating capacity and electricity prices and the effect of both state and federal politics on energy development. In addition, she is interested in interdisciplinary work at the intersection of Economics and Ecology, specifically focusing on the influence of energy development on wildlife outcomes.

Education

  • Ph D, University of Colorado, Boulder, Economics, 2011
  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Economics, 2006
  • BA, Clark University, Biology, 1996

Publications

  • Karen Maguire, Arthur Santos Miranda, and John V Winters. "The Opioid Crisis in Appalachia: The Effect of Blue-Collar Employment". Applied Economics Letters (Forthcoming).
  • Mary Gade, Karen Maguire, and Francis N. Makamu. (2018). "Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas Severance Taxes: A Comparative Analysis". Huntsville, Texas: Journal of Business Strategies.
  • Karen Maguire and Branton Wiederholt. (2018). "1889 Oklahoma Land Run: The Settlement of Payne County". Journal of Family History.
  • Karen Maguire and Kolawole Olaniyi. (2018). "Nigerian Electricity Market: Is the Future Bright? in Energy Policy: Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions". Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc..
  • Karen Maguire and Abdul Munasib. (2018). "Electricity Price Increase in Texas. What is the Role of RPS?". Environmental and Resource Economics. (69), 2, 293-316.
  • Karen Maguire and John Winters. (2017). "Energy Boom and Gloom? Local Effects of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling on Subjective Well-Being". Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy. (48), 4, 590-610.
  • Karen Maguire. (2017). ""The Economics of Climate Change" in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty". .
  • Karen Maguire and Abdul Munasib. (2016). "The Disparate Influence of State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity". Land Economics.
  • Karen Maguire. (2016). "Drill Baby Drill? Political Influence on Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing in the Western United States.". Economics of Governance. (17), 2, 131-164.
  • Karen Maguire. (2016). "What’s Powering Wind? The Effect of U.S. State Renewable Energy Policies on Wind Capacity (1994-2012)". Applied Economics.
  • Karen Maguire. (2012). "“Prices or Politics? The Influence of Markets and Political Party Changes on Oil and Gas Development in the United States” ". Energy Economics. 34, 2013-2020.

Presentations

  • RGGI and CO2 Emissions: Was the first U.S. Cap and Trade Initiative Effective?
    2018 Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    Washington DC - November 20 2018
  • Pecking Order? Oil and Natural Gas Development and Bird Species Richness on the High Plains of Colorado and Kansas
    6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
    Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
    Gothenburg, Sweden - June 28 2018
  • Pecking Order? Energy Development and Bird Populations on the High Plains of Colorado and Kansas
    Midwestern Economics Association
    Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
    Evanston, Illinois - March 23 2018
  • The Disparate Influence of State Renewable Portfolio Standards on U.S. Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity
    Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting
    American Economic Association
    San Francisco, CA - January 03 2016
  • Taxing Energy Development: The Effects of Severance Tax Incentives on Oil and Gas Drilling in Oklahoma
    Annual Meeting - MVEA
    Missouri Valley Economics Association
    Kansas City, MO - October 2015
  • The Disparate Influence of State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity
    AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
    Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
    San Francisco, CA - July 28 2015
  • What is the Impact of RPS on Wind Capacity? A Utility/Sector-Level Analysis (2001-2012)
    Western Economics Association International 89th Annual Conference
    Western Economics Association
    Denver, CO - June 28 2014
  • Do Renewables Portfolio Standards Cause Electricity Price Increases? A Synthetic Control Analysis: Texas.
    North American Regional Science Council Annual Meeting,
    Atlanta, GA - November 2013
  • Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?,
    Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3rd Annual Meeting,
    Calgary, Alberta Canada - June 2013
  • Do Renewables Portfolio Standards Cause Electricity Price Increases? A Synthetic Control Analysis: Texas.
    Western Economics Association International 88th Annual Conference
    Seattle, WA - June 2013
  • What's Powering Wind? The Role of Prices and Policies in Determining the Amount of Wind Energy Development in the United States (1994-2008)
    University of Central Oklahoma Seminar Series
    Oklahoma City, OK - April 2013
  • Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?
    Southern Economic Association Meetings
    New Orleans, LA - November 2012
  • Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Reduce CO2 Emissions in the Electricity Market?
    United States Association of Energy Economists North American Conference
    November 2012
  • Coal and Renewable Energy Subsidies in the United States: Do They Contribute to Pollution Abatement in the Electricity Market?
    Western Economics Association International 87th Annual Meeting
    San Francisco, CA - July 2 2012
  • What's Powering Wind? The Role of Prices and Policies in Determining the Amount of Wind Energy Development in the U.S.
    Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
    2011
  • OSU Economics Society Meeting
    Economics Society
    Oklahoma State University - September 27 2011

Awards and Honors

  • PERC Graduate Fellowship for work on “Institutions and Markets: Oil and Gas Drilling on Federal Lands." (2010)
  • Leslie Whittington Endowed Fellowship for Excellence in Economics (Outstanding Female American Graduate Student) (2008)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Department of Economics and Legal Studies, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, July 2011
  • Department of Economics, Colorado College, Visiting Instructor, October 2010 - May 2011
  • Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Graduate Part-Time Instructor, January 2008 - May 2009
  • Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Research and Teaching Assistant, January 2005 - December 2007

Courses Taught

  • BHON 4990 (2 Semesters)
  • ECON 3113 (5 Semesters)
  • ECON 4113 (7 Semesters)
  • ECON 5733 (4 Semesters)
  • ECON 2103 (14 Semesters)
  • ECON 3903 (2 Semesters)
  • ECON 4993 (1 Semester)
  • ECON 5010 (3 Semesters)
  • ECON 3010 (2 Semesters)
  • ECON 5003 (1 Semester)