Erica Myers is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. She received her PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received a MS in Environmental Economics from the University of Rhode Island in 2007 and worked as a research assistant at Resources for the Future from 2007 to 2009.
Her primary area of interest is in environmental and energy economics. She has done work on the design and implementation of carbon allowance markets and testing for the presence of market failures that may lead to under-investment in energy efficiency. Recently, her work has focused on the salience of energy costs in home rental and purchase decisions and its implications for investment in energy efficiency.