Dr. Adrienne Ohler is FRI's Associate Director of Policy Research and an Associate Extension Professor at the University of Missouri with extensive research and teaching experience in the field of applied economics and statistics. Her research rests at the intersection of regulatory economics, energy and health policy, and externalities involving environmental and population health impacts. Her work employs secondary data analysis and simulation modeling to examine the impact of policy changes and institutional structure on health, the environment, and economic outcomes. Her academic research can be found in Land Economics, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance, The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Dr. Ohler earned a Ph.D. in economics and M.S. in statistics from Washington State University, and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the faculty at Missouri in 2019, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, and Director of Outreach for the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies.