Lucija Muehlenbachs' research falls under the broad theme of the economic and environmental implications from fossil fuel production and consumption. For example, she has estimated of how much people are willing to pay to avoid the risk of water contamination from shale gas development using data on property sales. She has examined the impacts of traffic accidents associated with shale gas truck traffic; characterized the chemical composition of shale gas waste water; estimated the water quality impacts of shale gas development on rivers and streams; evaluated the exemption of shale solid waste from US federal regulations governing toxic waste; estimated the amount of money utilities in the US are spending to abate methane leaks; and estimated the impacts of lower natural gas prices on electricity prices and emissions. She is a University fellow at Resources for the Future and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, she was a fellow at Resources for the Future. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland in 2009.
- PhD in agricultural and resource economics, University of Maryland, 2009
- MS in agricultural and resource economics, University of Maryland, 2008
- BS in physical sciences and japanese, University of Alberta, 2002