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The University of Tennessee | Institute of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Dr. Gbadebo ('Debo) Oladosu
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-2008
Phone: (865) 576-2485
Fax: (865) 576-3989

Dr. Oladosu is a Research Economist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Economics from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria. Dr. Oladosu conducts economic analyses of energy supply, use and related policies, and their environmental implications.  He has worked on issues such as greenhouse gases mitigation, energy management in developing economies, biofuel supply and policies, and oil supply/demand management.  His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals including, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Applied Energy and Risk Analysis, among others. Dr. Oladosu serves as a reviewer for papers published in the Energy Journal, Energy Policy and others.


  • PhD, Energy & Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University, (2000)
  • BSc, (Honors), Agricultural Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1989)

Professional Experience

  • 2008‐Present, Research Economist, ESD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
  • 2002‐2007, R&D Associate, ESD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
  • 2000‐2002 Assistant Professor, Drexel University, PA
  • 1999‐2000, Post‐Doc, Dept. of Energy, Environmental & Mineral Econ., Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • 1990‐1996, RA, Center for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‐Ife, Nigeria

Selected Publications

  • Oladosu, G., and S. Msangi. (2013) "Biofuel-Food Market Interactions: A Review of Modeling Approaches and Findings." Agriculture 3.1: 53-71.
  • Oladosu G, K Kline, P Leiby, R Uria-Martinez, M Davis, M Downing and L Eaton (2013) “Global Economic Effects of US Biofuel Policy and the Potential Contribution from the Advanced Biofuel Targets”, Future Science – Biofuels Journal 3(6)
  • Oladosu G, A. Rose, B. Lee (2013) Economic Impacts of Potential Foot and Mouth Disease Agro-terrorism in the USA: A General Equilibrium Analysis. J Bioterr Biodef S12:001. doi: 10.4172/2157-2526.S12-001
  • G. Oladosu (2012) Estimates of the global indirect energy-use emission impacts of USA biofuel policy. Applied Energy Journal (published online May 2012
  • Oladosu G., K. Kline, R. Uria-Martinez, and L. Eaton (2011) “Sources of corn for ethanol production in the United States: a decomposition analysis of the empirical data”, Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (BioFPR) Journal DOI:10.1002/bbb.305
  • G. Oladosu (2009) “Identifying the Oil Price‐Macroeconomy Relationship: An Empirical Mode Decomposition Analysis of U.S. Data”, Energy Policy 37:5417‐5426