Research

Working Papers

Prices versus Nudges: What Matters for Search versus Purchase of Energy Investments?
Joint with Scott Holladay, David Novgorodsky and Michael Price
(Revisions Requested)
Earlier version circulated under different title as NBER Working Paper #22939

Spatial Incidence of National Policies and Fixed Infrastructure: An Application to the Ethanol Mandate
Joint with Luiz Lima and Shukrat Musinov (revisions requested)

Using k-means Clustering to Estimate Heterogeneous Treatment Effects: An Application to Water Infrastructure Failure
Joint with Casey Wichman and Brandon Cunningham (RFF DP 16-33, under review)

Transmission Constraints, Intermittent Renewables and Welfare
Joint with Xueying Lu (please email for a copy, under review)

Is Time or Comfort Preferred for Taking Shared Transit? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Joint with Paul Chang (please email for a copy, under review)

Developing Open Source Success
Joint with Peter Crosta and Steven Soloway (please email for a copy)

Characterizing the Usage Intensity of Public Cloud
Joint with Aadharsh Kannan and Preston McAfee (under review)

Spatial Competition and Missing Data: an Application to Cloud Computing
Joint with Shuang Wang and Aadharsh Kannan (please email for a copy)

 

Research in Progress

Additionality and Second Best Policy: Evidence from Energy Audits
Joint with Ben Gilbert and Kevin Novan

Gains from Accounting for Heterogeneity and Cloud Computing
Joint with Ludwig Dierks, Aadharsh Kannan and Thomas Moscibroda

 

Publications

Fracking, Coal and Air Quality
IZA DP 10170
Joint with Reid Johnson and Hendrik Wolff
(accepted at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists)

Second-Best Prioritization of Environmental Cleanups
Joint with Matt McMahon and Justin Roush
(accepted at Environmental and Resource Economics)

How Does Welfare from Load Shifting Electricity Policy Vary with Market Prices? Evidence from Bulk Storage and Electricity Generation
Energy Journal (2018) 39(6).
Joint with Scott Holladay

Shareholder Protection and Agency Costs: An Experimental Analysis
Management Science (2018) 64(7): 3108-3128.
Joint with Matt McMahon and Bill Neilson

What is the Causal Impact of Information and Knowledge in Stated Preference Studies?
Resource and Energy Economics (2018) 54(1): 69-89.
Joint with Mikolaj Czajkowski, Nick Hanley, and Katherine Simpson

Structural Uncertainty and Pollution Control: Optimal Stringency with Unknown Pollution Sources
Environmental and Resource Economics (2018) 71(2):337-355.
Joint with Richard Carson

The Treatment of Uncertainty and Learning in the Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Management
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (2018) 12(1): 92–112
Joint with David Kling, Jim Sanchirico, Charles Sims, and Michael Springborn

Opportunity Cost Pass-Through from Fossil Fuel Market Prices to Procurement Costs of the U.S. Power Producers
Journal of Industrial Economics (2017) 65(4): 842-871
local copy)

The Impact of Cheap Natural Gas on Marginal Emissions from Electricity Generation and Implications for Energy Policy
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2017) 85: 205-227
Joint with Scott Holladay
Appendix

Public Goods Provision in the Presence of Heterogeneous Green Preferences
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2017) 4(1): 243-280
Joint with Mark Jacobsen and Michael Price

Optimal Stochastic Resource Management with Costly Policy Adjustment
Ecological Applications (2016) 26(3): 808-817
Joint with Carl Boettiger, Michael Bode, Jim Sanchirico, Alan Hastings, and Paul Armsworth

Controlling for the Effects of Information in a Public Goods Discrete Choice Model
Environmental and Resource Economics (2016) 63(3):523-544
Joint with Mikolaj Czajkowski and Nick Hanley

The Power of the Little Blue Pill: Innovations and Implications of Life Style Drugs in an Aging Population
Economic Inquiry (2015) 53(1): 540-556
joint with Hendrik Wolff (local copy)

The Effects of Experience on Preferences: Theory and Empirics for Environmental Public Goods
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) 97(1):333-351
Joint with Mikolaj Czajkowski and Nick Hanley

The Value of Familiarity: Effects of Knowledge and Objective Signals on Willingness to Pay for a Public Good.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2014) 68(2): 376-389
Joint with Mikolaj Czajkowski, Nick Hanley, Margrethe Aanesen, Jannike Falk-Petersen and Dugald Tinch

Fuel Price Increases and the Timing of Changes in Household Driving Decisions
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2013) 65: 197-207
joint with Melanie Cozad (local copy)

Technology Adoption and Diffusion with Uncertainty in a Commons
Economics Letters (2013) 120(2): 297-301
joint with Ben Fissel and Ben Gilbert