Layla Shiva

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance


Layla Shiva is a former scientist at PROS in the forecasting team under science and research section. She holds her PhD and Master’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and completed her under graduate studies in the same major at Tehran University. She has published several papers on area of Price discovery and market interactions and economics of climate change.

Research Interests

Environmental and resource Economics and Policy

  • Economics of Climate change and water

Price Dynamics and markets interactions

  • Algorithms of Inductive Causation
  • Forecasting and Probability Forecasting
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
    Thesis title: Economic Analysis of Voluntary Carbon Offset Markets and Bioenergy Policies
    Committee: Bruce A. McCarl, David A. Bessler
  • M.S. in Economics, Texas A&M University
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Tehran
  • “Climate Impacts on Agriculture: Do Spatial Spillovers Matter?” with S.M. Malaekeh, A.Safaie. Submitted to Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2023
  • “Spatio-temporal Variation of Climate Variables and Extreme Indices over Iran during 1986-2015” with S.M. Malaekeh, A.Safaie. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2022
  • “Unintended Consequences of Agricultural Participation in Voluntary Carbon Markets: Their Nature and Avoidance” with M.Wang, BA. McCarl, H.Wei. Complexity 2021.
  • “Spatio-temporal Variation of Climate Variables and Extreme Indices over Iran during 1986-2015” with S.M. Malaekeh, A.Safaie. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) Conference, April 2021
  • “An Economic Perspective of Water Resource Management in Iran: Market Based Incentives” with N Mobarghaee. Water Security and Climate Change Conference, Köln, Germany, September 2017
  • “Trading Agricultural Soil Carbon” with BA McCarl, Sung Ju Cho, P Huang, Chi Yu. Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 3rd edition, 2016
  • “Economic Analysis of Alternative Agricultural Green House Gas Offset Market Designs” with BA McCarl. Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy, Louisiana State University, March 2016
  • “Economic Analysis of Growing Switchgrass on Marginal Land”, with BA McCarl, International Energy Workshop, Abu Dhabi”, June 2015
  • “Price Dynamic Causation and Forecasting in Energy and Agricultural Markets” with DA Bessler, Agricultural & Applied Economic Association” conference, Minneapolis, July 2014
  • “Climate Change, Society, and Agriculture: An Economic and Policy Perspective” with J Chen, P Huang, BA McCarl, Encyclopedia of agriculture and food systems, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Inc, 2014
  • Environmental and Resource Economics (Msc level) spring at Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Econometrics ( Msc level ) fall at Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Environmental Economics at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Microeconomics at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Game Theory at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Industrial Economics at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Environmental Economics (PhD Level) at Tehran University
  • Natural Resource Economics at Texas A&M University
  • Fundamental of Agricultural Economics Analysis at Texas A&M University
  • Intermediate Microeconomics at Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University Graduate Student Association travel scholarship
  • Texas A&M University Departmental Scholarship
  • Top ranked in preliminary exam in Market and Information field among 12 Ph. D. students
  • Recognized as a Scientific Elite, Iran National Elites Foundation