R. William Provencher


Agriculture & Applied Economics

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Bill Provencher's research focuses on demand side management of energy, the valuation of ecoysystem services, and the dynamic allocation of resources. Recent and on-going energy-related research has examined the demand impacts of residential real-time pricing programs, energy savings from "social norming" programs, household response to smart grid technologies, and the use of "fast demand response" to stabilize energy supply as renewable energy is added to the grid.​

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Demand side management of energy
  • Valuation of ecosytems
  • Socio-ecological interactions
  • Dynamic allocation of resources