Working papers


Hotelling Under Pressure (with Ryan Kellogg and Stephen Salant), October 2015, re-submitted to the Journal of Political Economy (earlier versions available as NBER Working Paper 20280 and Energy Institute @ Haas Working Paper WP-250)


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



Work in progress


The Effect of Ethanol Plants on Employment (with Tim Komarek)


Market Impacts and Distributional Consequences of Pollution Control Mechanisms in the Context of Multiple Interacting Policies and Market Failures (with Carolyn Fischer and Richard Newell), funded through EPA NCER


Consumer Preferences for Flexible-fuel Vehicles and Ethanol in Sweden (with Olle Folke)



Refereed articles


The Intergenerational Transmission of Automobile Brand Preferences: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Firm Strategy (with Ryan Kellogg, Ashley Langer, and James Sallee), forthcoming at Journal of Industrial Economics


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 (Appendix Tables)


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 62 (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 and 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


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 [correction], (with Richard Newell), Economics Letters 81 (3): 321-326, December 2003



Other finished papers


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