Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Wally Tyner

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Purdue University
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056


Professor Tyner is an energy economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry (1966) from Texas Christian University, and his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) degrees in economics from the University of Maryland. Professor Tyner’s research interests are in the area of energy, agriculture, and natural resource policy analysis and structural and sectoral adjustment in developing economies. He has over 200 professional papers in these areas including three books and 65+ refereed papers and abstracts. His past work in energy economics has encompassed oil, natural gas, coal, oil shale, biomass, ethanol from agricultural sources, and solar energy. His current research focuses on renewable energy policy issues. He teaches a graduate course in benefit-cost analysis, which incorporates risk into the economic and financial analysis of investment projects. In 2005, he received the “Distinguished Policy Contribution” award from his professional association. In June 2007, Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana named Tyner an “Energy Patriot” for his work on energy policy analysis.

Selected Publications

Tyner, Wallace E. "The Global Impacts of US and EU Biofuels Policies." Chapter in Sugarcane Ethanol: Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation and the Environment, edited by Peter Auurbier and Jos van de Vooren, Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2008, pp.181-97.

Tyner, Wallace E. and Taheripour, Farzad (2008) "Biofuels, Policy Options, and Their Implications: Analyses Using Partial and General Equilibrium Approaches," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization: Vol. 6 : Iss. 2, Article 9. Available at:

Tyner, Wallace E. and Taheripour, Farzad, "Policy Options for Integrated Energy and Agricultural Markets." Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 387-396 (2008).

Tyner, Wallace E., Dooley, Frank, Hurt, Chris, and Quear, Justin. "Ethanol Pricing Issues for 2008," Industrial Fuels and Power, February 2008, pp. 50-57.

Tyner, Wallace E. "The US Ethanol and Biofuels Boom: Its Origins, Current Status, and Future Prospects." BioScience Vol. 58, No. 7 (July/August 2008), pp. 646-53.

Taheripour, Farzad, and Wallace E. Tyner, Ethanol Policy Analysis - What Have We Learned So Far? Choices 3rd quarter 2008 23(3), pp. 6-11.

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