Peter Christensen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and a Core Faculty member of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research areas are energy and environmental economics, urban economics, and development economics. He received a Ph.D. in environmental and resource economics from Yale University, a M.E.Sc. from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis.