Shellye Suttles



Shellye Suttles is an economist in the Conservation and Environment Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division. Shellye’s research background and expertise includes renewable fuels, carbon sequestration, and climate change modeling in a dynamic general equilibrium framework.


Shellye came to ERS in September 2013, after completing her PhD in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Her specialty areas were energy, resources, and environmental economics and space, health, and population economics.


She received a PhD and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and a BS in Environmental Studies Biology from the University of Southern California.

Selected Publications:

Suttles, S.A., Tyner, W.E., Shively, G., Sands, R.D. and B. Sohngen. 2014. “Economic effects of Bioenergy Policy in the United States and Europe: A General Equilibrium Approach Focusing on Forest Biomass.” Renewable Energy, 69. 428-436.

Martinez, S., Hand, M., Da Pra, M., Pollack, S., Ralston, K., Smith, T., Vogel, S., Clark, S., Lohr, L., Low, S., and C. Newman. “Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues.” ERR 97, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May 2010.

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