Tyler Hansen

Research Associate

Tyler Hansen is a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College, working with Prof. Elizabeth Wilson. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and worked for two years as a Postdoc in the Department of Wind and Energy Systems at the Technical University of Denmark. Tyler's research interests include the economics, governance, and political economy of clean energy transitions. His current focus is on the challenges and solutions to accelerating offshore wind deployment and electric power transmission development, using frames of transformative innovation policy, institutional innovation and learning, and megaprojects management. Past projects include assessing the grand challenges of offshore wind finance, case studies on the economics and governance of the Danish energy islands, and examining the economic underpinnings (stranded assets and reduced profits) of the fossil fuel industry's resistance to climate stabilization.


111 Fairchild
HB 6182


  • Ph.D. – University of Massachusetts Amherst (2021)
  • M.A. – University of Massachusetts Amherst (2018)
  • B.A. – Luther College (2011)

Selected Publications

  • Hansen, T. A., Wilson, E. J., Fitts, J. P., Jansen, M., Beiter, P., Steffen, B., Xu, B., Guillet, J., Münster, M., Kitzing, L. (2023, Forthcoming) "Five Grand Challenges of Offshore Wind Financing in the United States." Energy Research & Social Science.

  • Hansen, T. A. (2022). "Stranded assets and reduced profits: Analyzing the economic underpinnings of the fossil fuel industry's resistance to climate stabilization." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112144

Works In Progress

  • Hansen, T. A. & Kitzing, L. "Governing green moonshots: The case of the Danish Energy Islands."

  • Grant, D., Jorgenson, A., Longhofer, W., Hansen, T. A. "Does the prospect of stranding fossil fuel assets lead power plants to emit more or less carbon pollution?: An empirical, worldwide analysis." Under review at Nature Energy.