Jesse Backstrom

Postdoctoral Scholar


Jesse Backstrom is a Postdoctoral Scholar on the experimental economics team in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his current appointment, he completed my PhD at Texas A&M University, where he developed a wide range of research interests in the fields of energy, environmental, and resource economics, and a passion for studying the unconventional oil and gas industry. His dissertation consisted of three chapters, where he studied two important issues related to water use in hydraulic fracturing in Texas, information and strategic acreage acquisition by upstream oil and gas firms during the early development of the Williston Basin, and marine recreational fishing demand in the Gulf of Mexico.


Publications by Jesse Backstrom