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Jerome Dumortier joined SPEA in August 2011 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University. His research focuses on energy and agricultural economics, especially bioenergy and land-use change. In the past, the interaction between the agricultural, energy, and carbon policies have been subject of his work. Among others, he has worked as a consultant for the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) to evaluate the land-use change implications of EU biofuel policy. His current research agenda emphasizes on the economics of switchgrass for biomass co-firing and biofuel production; and the market penetration of electric vehicles. He has published peer-reviewed academic articles that use simulation models to determine the effects of biofuel and carbon policies on agricultural productions. Dr. Dumortier’s most recent research focuses on transportation related issues such as plug-in vehicles and fuel taxation.