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Dr. Misak G. Avetisyan

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1014

Faculty Office: 258 Holden Hall
Phone: 806.834.6156



Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University, 2011
M.A., Applied Economics, Ohio University, 2006
M.S.,Environmental Studies, Ohio University, 2006
M.S.,Engineering Management, State Engineering University of Armenia, 2001
B.S.,Power Engineering, State Engineering University of Armenia, 1999

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Economics Analysis of Natural and Man-made Hazards, and Energy Security
  • International Economics

Courses Offered

ECO 5319 Adv. Topic in Environmental Economics
ECO 3336 Environmental Economics

Selected Publications

Avetisyan, M., T. Hertel, G. Sampson (2013), “Food Miles Debated,” Nature Climate Change 3(9):781.

Avetisyan, M., T. Hertel, G. Sampson (2013), “Is Local Food More Environmentally Friendly? The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Consuming Imported vs. Domestically Produced Food, “Environmental and Resource Economics (Forthcoming).

Cristea, A., D. Hummels, L. Puzzello, M. Avetisyan (2013). “Trade and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Freight Transport,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65(1): 153-173.

Avetisyan, M., A. Golub, T. Hertel, S. Rose, B. Henderson (2011). “Why a Global Carbon Policy could Have a Dramatic Impact on the Pattern of the Worldwide Livestock Production,” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(4): 584-605.

Avetisyan M., D. Bayless, T. Gnuni (2006). “Optimal Expansion of a Developing Power System under the Conditions of Market Economy and Environmental Constraints,” Energy Economics 28(4): 455-466.