John List is the Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics, the College, and the Law School. His research focuses on questions in microeconomics, with a particular emphasis on the use of experimental methods to address both positive and normative issues. Much of his time has been spent developing experimental methods in the field to explore economic aspects of environmental regulations, incentives, preferences, values, and institutions.
He also is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a University Fellow at the Resources for the Future, a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), and an Extramural Fellow at the Department of Economics, Tillburg.
Mr. List received a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 1996. He was previously employed at the University of Central Florida (1996-2000), the University of Arizona (2000-2001), and the University of Maryland (2001-2004).
From May 2002 to July 2003, Mr. List served as Senior Economist, President's Council of Economic Advisors for Environmental and Resource Economics, where he worked on multinational market institutions to address climate change, the Clear Skies Act, the OMB benefit cost guidelines, and the softwood lumber trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada.
He is on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review (associate editor), The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy, and Experimental Economics. He serves as a coeditor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Environmental and Resource Economics, and is associate editor of the Journal of Regional Science. He also serves on the EPA Science Advisory Board.