Professor of Public Policy; Adjunct Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Professor Shobe’s current research includes allowance auction design, environmental federalism, and a new initiative to design and test early childhood literacy programs using direct in-home measurements of parent-child interactions.
In 2007, he worked with Professor Charlie Holt and others on the research team that designed the carbon allowance auctions for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. In 2000, Shobe received a Fulbright Fellowship in environmental economics and policy. Before joining U.Va., Shobe served as Associate Director for Economic & Regulatory Analysis with the Virginia Department of Planning & Budget, where he coordinated state expenditure forecasts and the economic analysis of state regulations.
While at the DPB, Shobe developed the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall web site, the recipient of numerous state and national awards. He also managed the design and implementation of the innovative Virginia NOx allowance auction. Prior to joining DPB, he taught economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shobe serves on a number of state advisory boards including the Joint Advisory Board of Economists and the State Advisory Board on Air Pollution.
He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School.
William Shobe & Dallas Burtraw, 2012. "Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World," Working Papers 2012-01, Center for Economic and Policy Studies. read more »
Oral Health and the Dental Care Workforce in Southwest Virginia (2011), with Tanya Wanchek, Terrence Rephann, and William Shobe, Charlottesville: Center for Economic and Policy Studies. read more »
Dallas Burtraw & Jacob K. Goeree & Charles A. Holt & Erica Myers & Karen Palmer & William Shobe, 2010. "Price Discovery in Emissions Permit Auctions," Working Papers 2010-01, Center for Economic and Policy Studies. read more »
Dallas Burtraw & William Shobe, 2008. "State and Local Climate Policy under a National Emissions Floor," Working Papers 2008-05, Center for Economic and Policy Studies. read more »
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