Reid Dorsey-Palmateer

Associate Professor


Reid Dorsey-Palmateer received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2015. His research interests cover a variety of energy economics topics, such as energy efficiency in housing, topics in environmental/energy policy, and economic issues with integrating additional intermittent renewable energy generation into the grid.  He has recently published in journals such as Energy Economics and Energy Policy.

At Western, Reid has taught a variety of classes, mostly connected to energy or environmental fields, including Energy Economics, Alternative Energy Economics, Electricity Economics, Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics, and Introduction to Microeconomics. 

In additional to the Department of Economics, Reid is also affiliated with WWU’s Institute for Energy Studies.