Texas Tech University

Misak G. Avetisyan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Economics

Email: misak.avetisyan@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.6156

Faculty Office: 258 Holden Hall

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1014

Misak Avetisyan


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
ECO 5356 Advanced Topics in Energy Economics
ECO 3356 Energy Economics
ECO 3312 Intermediate Economic Theory

Selected Publications

Rose, A., M. Avetisyan, S. Chatterjee (2014). "A Framework for Analysing the Economic Tradeoffs between Urban Commerce and Security against Terrorism," Risk Analysis 34(8): 1554-1579

Roberts, B., Rose, A. Heatwole, N., Wei, D., Avetisyan, M., Chan, O., I. Maya (2014). "The Impact on the U.S. Economy of Changes in Wait Times at Ports of Entry," Transport Policy 35: 162-175

Avetisyan, M., T. Hertel, G. Sampson (2014). "Is Local Food More Environmentally Friendly? The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Consuming Imported vs. Domestically Produced Food," Environmental and Resource Economics 58(3): 415-462.

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

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.

Department of Economics