Research

Working papers

Can Pigou at the Polls Stop Us Melting the Poles? (with Ioana Marinescu and Boris Shor), NBER Working Paper 26146, August 2019


Work in progress

The Effect of Street Lighting on Crime, Safety, Neighborhoods, and Businesses: Evidence from Detroit (with Prabhat Barnwal, Dylan Brewer, Joe Herriges, Anna Terkelsen, Alex Tybl, and Asa Watten)


Refereed articles

Hotelling Under Pressure (with Ryan Kellogg and Stephen Salant), Journal of Political Economy 126 (3): 984-1026, June 2018

Hedonic Prices and Equilibrium Sorting in Housing Markets: A Classroom Simulation (with Michael Bates), National Tax Journal 70 (1): 171-184, March 2017 (supplemental implementation materials)

Designing Policies to Make Cars Greener (with James Sallee), Annual Review of Resource Economics 8: 157-180, October 2016

The Intergenerational Transmission of Automobile Brand Preferences: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Firm Strategy (with Ryan Kellogg, Ashley Langer, and James Sallee), Journal of Industrial Economics 64 (4): 763-793, December 2015

A Ban on One is a Boon for the Other: Strict Gasoline Content Rules and Implicit Ethanol Blending Mandates (with Andrew Elzinga), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 67 (3): 258-273, May 2014

What Do Consumers Believe About Future Gasoline Prices? (with Ryan Kellogg and James Sallee), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66 (3): 383-403, November 2013

Diversify or Focus? Spending to Combat Infectious Diseases When Budgets Are Tight, (with Ramanan Laxminarayan and Stephen Salant), Journal of Health Economics 31 (4): 658-675, July 2012

The Demand for Ethanol as a Gasoline Substitute, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 63 (2): 151-168, March 2012

Using Loopholes to Reveal the Marginal Cost of Regulation: The Case of Fuel-Economy Standards, (with James Sallee), American Economic Review 101 (4): 1375-1409, June 2011

Forecasting Gasoline Prices Using Consumer Surveys (with Ryan Kellogg, James Sallee, and Richard Curtin), American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 101 (3): 110-114, May 2011

Automobile Fuel Economy Standards: Impacts, Efficiency, and Alternatives (with Ian Parry, James Sallee, and Carolyn Fischer), Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 5 (1): 89-108, May 2011

Open Space, Residential Property Values, and Spatial Context (with Sarah West), Regional Science and Urban Economics 36 (6): 773-789, November 2006 (reprinted in Cheshire and Hilber, eds., The Economics of Land Markets and their Regulation, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics (331), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017)

Private Markets, Contracts, and Government Provision: What Explains the Organization of Local Waste and Recycling Markets? (with Margaret Walls and Molly Macauley), Urban Affairs Review 40 (5): 590-613, May 2005

Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (with Richard Newell), Annual Review of Environment and Resources 29: 109-142, November 2004

Information Programs for Technology Adoption: The Case of Energy-Efficiency Audits (with Richard Newell), Resource and Energy Economics 26 (1): 27-50, March 2004

Simplified Marginal Effects in Discrete Choice Models (with Richard Newell), Economics Letters 81 (3): 321-326, December 2003 [correction]


Resting papers

Overlapping Strategies for Reducing Carbon Emissions from the Personal Transportation Sector (with Carolyn Fischer and Alex Egorenkov), November 2016

Let Them Eat Switchgrass? Modeling the Displacement of Existing Food Crops by New Bioenergy Feedstocks (with Chenguang Wang and Jinhua Zhao), November 2012 (appendix)


Other finished papers

Restoring Great Lakes Ecosystems: Worth the Cost? (with Jennifer Read and Donald Scavia), RFF Weekly Policy Commentary, March 2009

Emerging Markets for Biofuels, Ph.D. thesis, University of Michigan, August 2008

Healthy Waters, Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem, (with John C. Austin, Paul N. Courant, and Robert E. Litan), The Brookings Institution, September 2007, (Summary of detailed report titled, America’s North Coast: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Program to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes)

The Design and Use of Limited Access Privilege Programs, Lee G. Anderson and Mark C. Holliday (Editors), NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-86, November 2007, (I contributed extensively to Part 2.2: Initial Allocation and Appendix 2: Types and Uses of Auctions)

Economic Report of the President 2006, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, February 2006, (I contributed extensively to Chapter 11: Recent Developments in Energy)

The Effect of Open Space on Residential Property Values in St. Paul, MN, Undergraduate honors thesis, Macalester College, May 2001

The Effect of Open Space on Single Family, Residential Home Property Values, Macalester Journal of Economics, 2000