Irene Jacqz

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University 

Focused on air pollution, environmental policy, environmental justice, health, education, and inequality. PhD in environmental and resource economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Working Papers

The Cognitive Cost of Toxic Chemicals in Early Childhood

Pollution and Acquisition: Emissions and Distributional Effects of Mergers

Staggered Electric Vehicle Adoption, Air Pollution Disparities, and Subsidy Policy (with S. Johnston, R&R at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists)

The Persistent Effects of a Novel Toxic Pollutant (with T. Somuncu and J. Voorheis)


Sweating the energy bill: Extreme weather, poor households, and the energy spending gap. With J. Doremus and S. Johnston. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2022). 

Toxic Test Scores: The Impact of Chemical Releases on Standardized Test Performance within U.S. Schools. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2022). 


ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics (2021, 2022, 2023)

ECON 480/580: Intermediate Environmental and Resource Economics (2021, 2022, 2023)


Email:  jacqz [at]

Office: Heady Hall 468G