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Sanya Carley

Associate Professor
(812) 856-0920
SPEA Room 353

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
B.A., Swarthmore College, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2014 — present
  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2010 — 2014
  • Fellow, E3 Foundation, University of Cambridge, 2010 — present
  • Graduate Fellow, The Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economic Development, Chapel Hill, NC., 2006 — 2010
  • Energy Program Specialist, The Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, Madison, WI., 2005 — 2006
Faculty Affiliate
  • The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 2013 — present
  • Research Member, The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, 2013 — present
Consulting Experience
  • Institute for International Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 2013
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center, Washington D.C., 2010
  • Research Triangle Institute International, The Center for Technology Applications, Research Triangle Park, NC., 2009 — 2010
  • ARCeconomics, South Carolina, 2007 — 2010
  • The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, NC., 2008
  • The World Bank Group, Development Economic Research of the Public Sector, Washington D.C., 2003 — 2006

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2013.
  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2012
  • Progress Energy Fellow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2006-2009
  • Future Faculty Fellowship, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008
  • American Planning Association Best Student Presentation Winner, Upper Midwest American Planning Association Conference, 2004
  • Morris Udall Scholar, Swarthmore College, 2002

Professional Interests

Energy Policy, Electricity Technology Innovation Policy, Applied Econometrics, and Policy Instruments

Current Projects
Professor Carley's scholarly papers can be found by going to the SSRN website Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

New Vehicle Technology Survey

Selected Grants

  • Faculty Research Support Program, Indiana University. “Informing Energy Policy Choices in Indiana using an Econometric and Technology Model,” 2012.
  • Faculty Research Support Program, Indiana University. “Power for Development: Sustaining Small-Scale Electricity Implementation in Africa,” 2012.
  • Mitsui Environment Fund, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. “NGO Involvement in Sustainable Energy Programs for International Development,” 2011
  • Sustainability Research Development Grant, Indiana University Office of Sustainability. “Collaborative Provision of Low-Carbon Distributed Energy in Developing Countries,” 2011
Books Selected other publications

Full Vita (pdf)
  • Carley, S., Hyman, M. 2014. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Lessons from Energy Program Implementation Efforts. State and Local Government Review 46.
  • Warren, D., Carley, S., Krause, R., Rupp, J., Graham, J. 2014. Predictors of attitudes toward carbon capture and storage using data on world views and CCS-specific attitudes. Science and Public Policy.
  • Krause, R., Carley, S., Lane, B., Graham, J. 2013. Perception and Reality: Public Knowledge of Plug-in Electric Vehicles. Energy Policy 63: 443-440.
  • Krause, R., Carley, S., Warren, D., Rupp, J., Graham, J. 2013. Not Under My Backyard: Geographic proximity and public acceptance of CCS facilities. Risk Analysis.
  • Carley, S., Krause, R., Lane, B. Graham, J. 2013. Intent to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle: A survey of early impressions in large US cites. Transportation Research Part D : Transport and Environment 18.
  • Brass, J., Carley, S., MacLean, L., Baldwin, E. 2012. Power for development: An analysis of on-the-ground experiences of distributed generation in the developing world. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37.
  • Carley, S., Miller, C. 2012. Regulatory stringency and policy adoption: Reassessment of renewable portfolio standards. Policy Studies Journal.
  • Carley, S., Andrews, R. L. 2012. Creating a sustainable U.S. electricity sector: The question of scale. Policy Sciences.
  • Carley, S., 2012. Energy demand-side management: New perspectives for a new era. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31.
  • Carley, S., Brown, A., Lawrence, S. 2012. Economic development and energy: From fad to a sustainable discipline? Economic Development Quarterly.
  • Carley, S., 2011. Decarbonization of the U.S. electricity sector: Are state energy policy portfolios the solution? Energy Economics 33(5).
  • Carley, S., 2011. The era of state energy policy innovation: A review of policy instruments. Review of Policy Research 28(3).
  • Carley, S., 2009. Distributed generation: An empirical analysis of primary motivators. Energy Policy 37(5): 1648-1659
  • Carley, S., 2009. State renewable energy electricity policies: An empirical evaluation of effectiveness. Energy Policy 37(8): 3071-3081.