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Jason Hansen, Ph.D.

Economist, Modeling and Simulation

Research Areas:
Bioenergy Analysis; Bioenergy Technologies

Biography:
Dr. Jason Hansen comes to Idaho National Laboratory from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he was an assistant professor of economics. He earned his bachelor’s in economics from Idaho State University then went to University of New Mexico, where he received his master’s in economic theory and his doctorate in environmental and natural resource economics. As a resource economist he has published in the fields of water resources, the environment, and policy analysis. His research interests support resource decision making with dynamic analysis evaluating the future consequences of today’s decisions in energy, water, and land management. His modeling techniques rely on a combination of applied economic theory and numerical methods, including applications of optimal control theory, decision making under uncertainty, risk analysis, econometrics, and system dynamics modeling to evaluate outcomes of management alternatives. Jason works with the system dynamic modeling and analysis team in the areas of biofuels, the nuclear fuel cycle, critical materials and data analytics.

Education:

​Ph.D., Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - University of New Mexico

M.A., Economic Theory - University of New Mexico

B.A., Economics - Idaho State University

Publications:

Peer Reviewed
Dixon, B. Ganda, F. & Hansen, J. (2016). Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis – FY 2016 Update. Prepared for US Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Options Campaign, FCRD-FCO-2016-000112.

 

Dixon, B. Hansen, J., Hays, R., & Hiruta, H. (2016). Transition economics assessment – FY 2016 Update. Prepared for US Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Options Campaign, FCRD-FCO-2016-000499.

 

Ganda, F., Kim, T.K., Taiwo, T.A., Hansen, J., Dixon, B., Wigeland, R. (2016). Historical capital cost of reprocessing plants. Proceedings from 2016 Information Exhange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation. San Diego: CA Nuclear Energy Agency.

 

Ganda, F., Hansen, J., Kim, T.K., Taiwo, T.A., & Wigeland, R. (2016). Reactor capital costs breakdown and statistical analysis of historical U.S. construction costs. Proceedings from 2016 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants. La Grange Park, IL: American Nuclear Society.


Lamers, P., Roni, M.S., Tumuluru, J.S., Jacobson, J.J., Cafferty, K.G., Hansen, J.K., Kenney, K., Teymouri, F., Bals, B. (2015). Techno-economic analysis of decentralized biomass processing depots. Bioresource Technology, 194, 205 – 213.

 

Hansen, J., Jacobson, J., Roni, M. (2015). Quantifying Supply Risk at a Cellulosic Biorefinery. In K. Chichakly, & K. Saeed (Eds.), Proceedings from the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Albany, New York: System Dynamics Society.

 

Hansen, J. & Lipow, J. (2015). Time Discounting in Military Cost-Benefit Analysis. In Melese, F., Richter, A., & Solomon, B. (Eds.), Military Cost-Benefit Analysis: Theory and Practice. In Press. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

 

Hansen, J. & Lipow, J. (2013). Accounting for systematic risk in benefit-cost analysis: a practical approach. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, (4)3, 361 – 373.

 

Hansen, J. (2013). Estimating stakeholder benefits of community water system regionalization. Journal American Water Works Association, 105(10), E561 – E567.

 

Hansen, J. (2012). The economics of optimal urban groundwater management in southwestern USA. Hydrogeology Journal, 20 (5), 865 – 877.

 

Hansen, J. (2009). Estimating impacts of water scarcity pricing. In A. Ford, D. Ford, & E. Anderson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Albany, New York: System Dynamics Society.

 

Grimsrud, K., Chermak, J., Hansen, J., Thacher, J., & Krause, K. (2008). A two-agent dynamic model with an invasive weed diffusion externality: an application to yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis L.) in New Mexico. Journal of Environmental Management, 89 (4), 322 – 335.


Technical Reports
Lamers, P. Hansen, J., Jacobson, J., Nguyen, R., Nair, S., Searcy, E., Hess, J.R. (2016). ASSERT FY16 Analysis of Feedstock Companion Markets. Technical Report, INL/EXT-16-40083, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.

 

Hansen, J.K., Nair, S.K., Hartley, D.S., & Zhao, X. (2016). Quantifying risk in feedstock logistics cost from uncertainty in preprocessing. Milestone completion report, INL WBS# 4.1.2.20, FY16Q4, Idaho Falls, ID.

 

Ganda, F., Kim, T.K., Taiwo, T.A., Hansen, J., Wigeland, R. (2015). Economic Evaluation of Promising Options. Prepared for US Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Options Campaign, FCRD-FCO-2015-000013.

 

Hofffman, E., Dixon, B., Ganda, F., & Hansen, J. (2015). Economics of fuel cycle deployment – approach & methodology. Prepared for US Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Options Campaign, FCRD-FCO-2015-00014.

 

Jacobson, J., Hess, J.R., Searcy, E.M., Hansen, J.K., Kenney, K., Goss Eng, A., Tagore, S., Elles, M., Thomas, S., & Webb, E. (2015). Advanced Feedstock Supply System Validation Workshop Summary Report.

 

Thacher, J., Marsee, M., Pitts, H., Hansen, J., Chermak, J., & Thomson, B. (2011). Assessing customer preferences and willingness to pay: a handbook for water utilities. Denver, CO: Water Research Foundation.

 

McNab, R., Hansen, J., & Melese, F. (2010). A dynamic approach to managing corruption: exploring the optimal path of audits and oversight. Corruption Effects in Irregular Warfare (IW) Analysis. TRADOC Analysis Center Technical Report. Monterey: TRAC-MRY, 71-87.

 

Tidwell, V.C., Malczynski, L.A., Passell, H.D., Peplinski, W.J., Reno, M.D., Chermak, J., Brook- shire, D., Thacher, J., Grimsrud, K., Broadbent, C., Hansen, J., Roach, J.F., Vivoni, E., Aragon, C., Hallett, H., Cockerill, K., & Coursey, D. (2006). Integrated system dynamics toolbox for water resource planning. Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories.

 

Chermak, J., Talberth, J., & Hansen, J. (2007). Fort Huachuca and the San Pedro river: improving water deficit liability calculations through economic modeling. Santa Fe, NM: Center for Sustainable Economy.

 

Chermak, J.M., & Hansen, J.K. (2006). New Mexico water rates, expenditures, and affordability. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Office of the State Engineer.

Presentations:

Presentations (*invited, **submitted, competitive)
Hansen, J.K., & Nair, S.K. (2016). Brief Overview of Feedstock Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Integrated Landscape Management. Presented at Bioenergy Supply-Chain Modeling Workshop, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, June 29 – 30.*

 

Hansen, J.K. & Nair, S.K. (2016). Exploring Integrated Landscapes for Bioenergy Feedstock Production. Presented at US Regional Association of the International Association of Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting on Landscape Change, Asheville, NC, April 3 – 6.**

 

Nair, S.K. & Hansen, J.K. (2016). Sustainability-Driven Integrated Landscape Management for Bioenergy Production Through Application of LEAF. Presented at Southeastern US Bioenergy Tour, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge and US DOE, Savannah River Site, April 11 – 14.* 

Hansen, J., Jacobson, J., Roni, M. (2015). Quantifying Supply Risk at a Cellulosic Biorefinery. Presented at The 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA, July 19 – 23.**

 

Hansen, J. (2014). Economic Reasoning. Presented to City Manager’s Retreat for Department Heads City of Marina, Marina, CA.*

 

Hansen, J. (2013). Herramientas Económicas. Presented to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation course no. CMS-3, Departmental Resource Management. Ft. Benning, GA.*

 

Hansen, J., & Lipow, J. (2013). Beyond A-94: Incorporating risk premiums into time discounting in defense planning. Presented at 88th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference. Seattle, WA.**

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2013). Living within our means: balancing economic growth with water scarcity. Presented at 88th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference. Seattle, WA.**

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2013). Living within our means: balancing economic growth with water scarcity. Presented at 26th Annual Western Conference of the Center for Research in Regulated Industries. Monterey, CA.**

 

Hansen, J. (2013). Water, Weeds and War. Presented to College of Agribusiness course no. ABT-49, Sales and Service in Agribusiness, Hartnell College. Salinas, CA.*

 

Hansen, J. (2013). Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making. Presented to College of Agribusiness course no. ABT-54, Agricultural Marketing, Hartnell College. Salinas, CA.*

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2012). Living within our means: the case of population growth and economic development under scarce water resources. Presented at 87th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference. San Francisco, CA.**

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2012). Living within our means: the case of population growth and economic development under scarce water resources. Presented at University of California, Berkeley Environment and Resource Economics Seminar. Berkeley, CA.*

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2011). Living within our means: the case of population growth and economic development under scarce water resources. Presented to College of Arts and Sciences Department of Economics course no. 543, Economics of Natural Resources, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.*

 

Hansen, J., & Chermak, J. (2011). Living within our means: the case of population growth and economic development under scarce water resources. Presented at American Water Resources Association Annual Water Resources Conference. Albuquerque, NM.**

 

Hansen, J., McNab, R., & Melese, F. (2011). A dynamic approach to managing corruption: exploring the optimal path of oversight. Presented at 9th Biennial Pacific Rim Conference of the Western Economic Association International. Brisbane, Australia.**

 

Hansen, J., McNab, R., & Melese, F. (2011). A dynamic approach to managing corruption: exploring the optimal path of oversight. Presented at 91st Southwestern Economics Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.**

 

Hansen, J. (2011). On the economics of optimal urban groundwater management in the desert southwest. Presented at 9th Biennial Pacific Rim Conference of the Western Economic Association International. Brisbane, Australia.**

 

Hansen, J. (2011). On the economics of optimal urban groundwater management in the desert southwest. Presented at 91st Southwestern Economics Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.**

 

Hansen, J., & Melese, F. (2010). Managing corruption: optimal investments in integrity, transparency and accountability. Presented at 85th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference. Portland, OR.**

 

Hansen, J. (2010). Water, scarcity and conflict. Presented to National Security Affairs course no. 3042, Economics of Development for Security Building, Naval Postgraduate School. Monterey, CA.*

 

Hansen, J. (2009). Estimating impacts of water scarcity pricing. Presented at The 27th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque, NM, July 26-30.**

 

Hansen, J. (2009). Water policy and consumer impacts: are groups affected differently? Distinguished Presenter at the 2nd Annual Graduate and Professional Research and Creative Expression Symposium, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.*

 

Hansen, J. (2008). The economics of community water system regionalization. Presented at Department of Economics Seminar Series, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.*

 

Hansen, J. (2008). The economics of community water system regionalization. Presented at New Visions Research Presentations, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.**

 

Hansen, J. (2008). The economics of community water system regionalization. Presented at UNM 3rd Student Water Forum, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.**

Hansen, J. (2008). The economics of community water system regionalization: assessing social impacts. Presented at Southwester Social Science Association 88th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.**

 

Hansen, J. (2008). A comparison of the sub-prime mortgage crisis to NM water. Presented at 12th Annual Water Assembly Sub-prime Water Crisis Dane Smith Hall, University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.*

 

Hansen, J. (2007). Policy tradeoffs: development vs. water conservation. Presented at 2007 Regional Water Symposium, Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, Quality of Life: Can We Have It All? Tucson, AZ.**

 

Hansen, J. (2006). Why should I conserve? Presented at University of New Mexico Student Water Symposium. Albuquerque, NM.**

 

Chermak, J.M., & Hansen, J.K. (2005). Water rates and affordability. Presented to New Mexico Water and Natural Resources Legislative Committee. Albuquerque, NM.*

 

Chermak, J.M., & Hansen, J.K. (2005). Water rates and affordability. Presented to Water Infrastructure Investment Team. Santa Fe, NM.*

 

Chermak, J.M., & Hansen, J.K. (2005). Demographic analysis of local economies served by mutual domestic water systems. Presented to Water Infrastructure Investment Technical Team. Albuquerque, NM.*

Research Interests:

​ Natural Resource Economics emphasis on energy and water, Public Economics

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