Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Journal picks alumnus' benefit-cost analysis paper one of 2016's top 3

Journal picks alumnus' benefit-cost analysis paper one of 2016's top 3

The editors of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis selected a paper by Deven Carlson (MPA ’15) and colleagues at the University of Oklahoma and University of New Mexico as one of the three best articles published during 2016.

Carlson is a tenure-track assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. His award-winning paper, Contingent Valuation and the Policymaking Process: An Application to Used Nuclear Fuel in the United States, was published in the Fall 2016 issue of the journal.

“The information derived by using the methodology developed by the authors will be highly relevant for measuring relative willingness to pay of stakeholders,” the award selection committee wrote.

Carlson received his doctorate in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His 2012 dissertation examined how individuals’ educational experiences shaped their understanding and participation in politics.

Carlson’s wife, Nina, also received her master’s degree in public affairs from the La Follette School. She is deputy director of the Center for Energy, Security & Society and Center for Risk & Crisis Management at the University Oklahoma.