In this particular research project we used the latest spatial econometric models to better understand the drivers of state-level carbon dioxide emissions. The model allowed us to control for spatial dependencies across states. We found positive economic spillovers and negative price spillovers to state-level emissions.
In this particular research project we explored a unique data set of monthly carbon dioxide emissions in the US to analyze the relationship between emissions and economic growth. Specifically, we used time series model to examine this relationship.
In this paper we found that spatial econometric models provided superior predictions of state-level carbon dioxide emissions over standard ordinary least square models.
In this research project we used spatial econometric models to forecast province-level carbon dioxide emissions in China.
This is a short policy draft based on a research project in which we are exploring the local economic impacts from shale gas development in the Barnett shale region in Texas. The full manuscript is currently under review. Stay tuned for further updates soon.
In this research project we explored the role of China's exports on its own CO2 emissions.
I currently serve as an Assistant Professor within the Economics Department at the College of Charleston (CofC). My research emphasizes the applications of applied microeconomic theory to solving and analyzing problems in resource economics and policy. Before CofC, I served three years as an assistant professor at West Virginia University (WVU).
My research (currently) consists of the following topics:
I have served as reviewer for the following journals:
US Association of Energy Economics
Southern Economic Association
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
North American Regional Science Council
Here is a copy of my teaching philosophy: statement_teaching_philosophy.
I current teach four courses at the College of Charleston (click on the link to see the course syllabi):
At West Virginia University (WVU) I taught the following:
Here are some comments that past students have made on course evaluations:
“... knowledgeable & always prepared.”
"He is a well-rounded teacher. Very knowledgeable..."
"Very good at feeling whether or not he needed to tone up or down in lecture."
"Dr. Burnett relays information in a way that makes me think. One of the greatest Profs. I have had at WVU."
"The instructor has always been available and open to discuss homework and economic concepts. You can tell he really wants you to learn, and he is happy doing what he does. I would recommend him for a professor for future students."
"Really enthusiastic about the material & encouraged participation in every class."
"The instructor was amazing. The material for this course is challenging but Dr. Burnett made it easy to understand. Tests and assignments were difficult but grading was fair and I learned a lot from class. Best Teacher I have had so far."
J. Wesley Burnett
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424