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Sadie Bender

Sadie Bender

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Sadie Bender joined PNNL in May of 2014 as an Associate Research Economist in the Energy Policy and Economics group. Sadie provides economic analysis, data research, and analytical support to a wide range of projects with an emphasis in the area of energy efficient appliance and commercial equipment standards development.

Research Interests

  • Cost/Benefit and regulatory analysis
  • Input-Output Modeling
  • GIS Analysis
  • Socioeconomic research and analysis
  • Data Analysis and Visualization

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Economics, Central Washington University

PNNL Publications


  • Belzer DB, SR Bender, and KA Cort. 2017. A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the US: Methods, Data and Key TrendsPNNL-22267 Rev 2, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Dahowski RT, CL Davidson, S Yu, JD Horing, N Wei, LE Clarke, and SR Bender. 2017. "The impact of CCS readiness on the evolution of China's electric power sector." Energy Procedia 114:6631-6637.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1817
  • Yonkofski CMR, CL Davidson, LR Rodriguez, EA Porter, SR Bender, and CF Brown. 2017. "Optimized, budget-constrained monitoring well placement using DREAM." Energy Procedia 114:3649-3655.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1496



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