Associate Professor of Economics

Dickinson College

Anthony (Tony) Underwood, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Professor Underwood earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Colorado State University in 2013. His dissertation examined the role of demographic change, especially declining household size, in determination of household expenditures and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions. He has since published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, The Journal of Economic Education, and Review of Political Economy. His research interests include household energy use and emissions, the environmental implications of urban density and the sharing economy, the challenges for climate change mitigation posed by demographic change, and economic education. He regularly teaches environmental economics, econometrics, and microeconomics. In his advanced econometrics course, students complete independent empirical research projects – from idea generation, to data collection and processing, to final analysis. Over the course of this project, students compile replication documentation suitable for “soup to nuts” replication. This project is the subject of a 2019 publication, with Emily Marshall, in the Journal of Economic Education, "Writing in the discipline and reproducible methods: A process-oriented approach to teaching empirical undergraduate economics research." He also teaches courses in population and urban economics and is a contributing faculty member in the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program.