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Mark Agerton

Nonresident Scholar


Mark Agerton is a nonresident scholar for the Center for Energy Studies and an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. His area of interest is energy and resource economics, with a special focus on dynamic investment problems. Agerton’s current research examines several aspects of the U.S. shale boom, including how firms learn where to drill, the economics of mineral leasing, constraints in midstream infrastructure, and oilfield service market structure.

Agerton earned a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Spanish from Davidson College.

Contact at mjagerton@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-8490.