Research: Energy and environment, non-market valuation, regional economic analysis
- M.S., Resource Management, Simon Fraser University, 2007
- BA, Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003
Tobias (Toby) Schwörer has been with ISER since earning his M.S. in resource management with emphasis in ecological economic from Simon Fraser University, Canada, and working for a private consulting firm in Alaska. Toby originally came to ISER as a student and research associate until 2004, after completing his undergraduate degree in economics at UAA. Toby’s research interests are inter-disciplinary, focusing on energy economics, regional economic analysis, and ecological economics.
As a consulting economist, Toby analyzed the economic significance of Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, and tourism industries. His current work at ISER focuses on analyzing energy options for rural Alaska and the economic valuation of ecosystem services. Toby is trained in the design of simulation models for risk and decision analysis, input-output models, and choice experiments.
Originally from Germany, Toby joined UAA’s collegiate cross-country skiing and running teams after a career as a professional ski racer for Germany. In his time off, he likes participating in local orienteering events, backcountry skiing, hunting, and exploring Alaska with his wife Darcy and son Suvan.