Mary F. Evans

MARY F. EVANS, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.  She specializes in the joint application of microeconomic models of decision-making and econometric analysis to examine policy-relevant questions in environmental, resource, and health economics.  Her research has examined how individual heterogeneity, in particular age, health status, and family structure, affect individual willingness to pay for reductions in mortality and morbidity risks.  In recent research, she has examined a variety of topics including optimal bidding in hybrid auction-lottery mechanisms, the consequences of environmental auditing for facility compliance, and the relationship between the income elasticity of the value of a statistical life and the coefficient of relative risk aversion.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado.

Department of Economics

524 Stokely Management Center

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

Contact information:

865.974.1700 (phone)

865.974.4601 (fax)

mevans12@utk.edu