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About Sarah E West

Professor West specializes in public and environmental economics. In particular, she analyzes optimal tax policy, focusing on estimation of behavioral responses to policies for the control of vehicle pollution and the reduction of gasoline consumption, including taxes on gasoline, subsidies to clean vehicles, and Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
EDUCATION: B.A., Macalester College
M.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
West has been teaching at Macalester since 1999.


Present Professor, Economics, Macalester College



  • Principles of Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Public Finance
  • Intermediate Microeconomics

Contact Information

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6482


Journal Articles (13)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (3)

Working Papers (3)

Other (1)