Sanya Carley

Sanya Carley is an Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where she also serves as a Chair of the Policy Analysis and Public Finance faculty group and a research member of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. Her research focuses on electricity and transportation policy, energy-based economic development, energy transitions, and public perceptions of emerging energy technologies.


Dr. Carley is a coauthor of the book “Energy-Based Economic Development: How Clean Energy can Drive Development and Stimulate Economic Growth.” She has also published her research in Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review, Energy Economics, Risk Analysis, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Environmental Science & Technology, and Policy Studies Journal, among other outlets.


Dr. Carley also has over eight years of evaluation and statistical consulting experience with the World Bank, RTI International, ARCeconomics, The Nicholas Institute, and the Environmental Protection Agency. She is highly engaged in service for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management.


She received her Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She also holds an M.S. in urban planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and sustainable development from Swarthmore College.