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Workplace:Resources for the Future (RFF), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2013

  1. Bridging the Energy Efficiency Gap: Insights for Policy from Economic Theory and Empirical Analysis
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Is Energy Efficiency Capitalized into Home Prices? Evidence from Three US Cities
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Linking by Degrees: Incremental Alignment of Cap-and-Trade Markets
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (15)
  4. Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Analysis Deconstructed: Changing Assumptions, Changing Results
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)
  5. Mixing It Up: Power Sector Energy and Regional and Regulatory Climate Policies in the Presence of a Carbon Tax
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads

2012

  1. Comments on EPA’s proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: Economics and Policy
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Utilities Policy (2013)
  3. Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads
  4. Putting a Floor on Energy Savings: Comparing State Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Utilities Policy (2013)
  5. Secular Trends, Environmental Regulation, and Electricity Markets
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (4)

2011

  1. Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Information Gap: Results from a Survey of Home Energy Auditors
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Land Economics (2012)
  3. Cost-Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (13)
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future (2009) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in The Energy Journal (2012)
  4. Federal Policies for Renewable Electricity: Impacts and Interactions
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (31)
    See also Journal Article in Energy Policy (2011)
  5. Modeling a Clean Energy Standard for Electricity: Policy Design Implications for Emissions, Supply, Prices, and Regions
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Energy Economics (2013)
  6. Supply Curves for Conserved Electricity
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Energy-Efficiency Program Evaluations: Opportunities for Learning and Inputs to Incentive Mechanisms
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Price Discovery in Emissions Permit Auctions
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, Center for Economic and Policy Studies (2010) Downloads View citations (10)

2009

  1. A Partial Adjustment Model of U.S. Electricity Demand by Region, Season, and Sector
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (47)
  2. A Symmetric Safety Valve
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in Energy Policy (2010)
  3. Allowance Allocation in a CO2 Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program for the Electricity Sector in California
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
  4. An Experimental Study of Auctions Versus Grandfathering to Assign Pollution Permits
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in IEW - Working Papers, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich (2009) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2010)
  5. Energy Efficiency Economics and Policy
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (204)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (207)

    See also Journal Article in Annual Review of Resource Economics (2009)

2008

  1. Collusion in Auctions for Emission Permits: An Experimental Analysis
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2009)
  2. Compensation for Electricity Consumers Under a U.S. CO2 Emissions Cap
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Green Corridors: Linking Interregional Transmission Expansion and Renewable Energy Policies
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (7)

2007

  1. Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission Allowances Under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    Reports, Center for Economic and Policy Studies Downloads View citations (41)
  2. U.S. Climate Policy Developments
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)

2006

  1. Air Emissions of Ammonia and Methane from Livestock Operations: Valuation and Policy Options
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (6)
  2. An Experimental Analysis of Auctioning Emissions Allowances under a Loose Cap
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (2010)
  3. Simple Rules for Targeting CO2 Allowance Allocations to Compensate Firms
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (7)
  4. Summary of the Workshop to Support Implementing the Minimum 25 Percent Public Benefit Allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (3)

2005

  1. Allocation of CO2 Emissions Allowances in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (23)
  2. CO2 Allowance Allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Effect on Electricity Investors
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Journal Article in The Electricity Journal (2006)
  3. Cost-Effectiveness of Renewable Electricity Policies
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (124)
    See also Journal Article in Energy Economics (2005)
  4. Economics of Pollution Trading for SO2 and NOx
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (36)
  5. Reducing Emissions from the Electricity Sector: The Costs and Benefits Nationwide and for the Empire State
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (6)
  6. The Environmental Impacts of Electricity Restructuring: Looking Back and Looking Forward
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (4)
  7. The Impact of Long-Term Generation Contracts on Valuation of Electricity Generating Assets under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (5)

2004

  1. Retrospective Examination of Demand-side Energy-efficiency Policies
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (25)

2003

  1. The Paparazzi Take a Look at a Living Legend: The SO2 Cap-and-Trade Program for Power Plants in the United States
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (10)

2002

  1. Efficient Emission Fees in the U.S. Electricity Sector
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Resource and Energy Economics (2004)
  2. The Effect on Asset Values of the Allocation of Carbon Dioxide Emission Allowances
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (49)
    See also Journal Article in The Electricity Journal (2002)

2001

  1. Ancillary Benefits of Reduced Air Pollution in the United States from Moderate Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies in the Electricity Sector
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Cost-Effective Reduction of NOx Emissions from Electricity Generation
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (21)
  3. Implementing Electricity Restructuring: Policies, Potholes, and Prospects
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Modeling the Costs and Environmental Benefits of Disposal Options for End-of-Life Electronic Equipment: The Case of Used Computer Monitors
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
  5. Restructuring and Cost of Reducing NOx Emissions in Electricity Generation
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (9)
  6. The Effect of Allowance Allocation on the Cost of Carbon Emission Trading
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (69)

2000

  1. Electricity Restructuring: Consequences and Opportunities for the Environment
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Upstream Pollution, Downstream Waste Disposal, and the Design of Comprehensive Environmental Policies
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2001)

1999

  1. Extended Product Responsibility: An Economic Assessment of Alternative Policies
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Determinants of Household Recycling: A Material Specific Analysis of Unit Pricing and Recycling Program Attributes
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Winner, Loser, or Innocent Victim? Has Renewable Energy Performed As Expected?
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (30)

1998

  1. Getting on the Map: The Political Economy of State-Level Electricity Restructuring
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (28)
  2. Sulfur dioxide control by electric utilities: what are the gains from trade?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future (1998) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2000)

1996

  1. Electricity Restructuring and Regional Air Pollution
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Resource and Energy Economics (1997)
  2. Environmental Regulation and Innovation: A Panel Data Study
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1997)
  3. The Cost of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (1997)

1995

  1. "Second-Best" Adjustments to Externality Estimates in Electricity Planning with Competition
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Land Economics (1997)

Journal Articles

2013

  1. Energy efficiency resource standards: Economics and policy
    Utilities Policy, 2013, 25, (C), 58-68 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Modeling a clean energy standard for electricity: Policy design implications for emissions, supply, prices, and regions
    Energy Economics, 2013, 36, (C), 108-124 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  3. Putting a floor on energy savings: Comparing state energy efficiency resource standards
    Utilities Policy, 2013, 25, (C), 43-57 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2012

  1. Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
    Land Economics, 2012, 88, (3) Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Cost-Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs
    The Energy Journal, 2012, Volume 33, (Number 2) Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  3. Soft and hard price collars in a cap-and-trade system: A comparative analysis
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2012, 64, (2), 183-198 Downloads View citations (40)

2011

  1. Federal policies for renewable electricity: Impacts and interactions
    Energy Policy, 2011, 39, (7), 3975-3991 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change Through Energy Efficiency: the RFF Haiku Electricity Market Model
    The Energy Journal, 2011, Volume 32, (Special Issue) Downloads

2010

  1. A symmetric safety valve
    Energy Policy, 2010, 38, (9), 4921-4932 Downloads View citations (53)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. An Experimental Analysis of Auctioning Emission Allowances Under a Loose Cap
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2010, 39, (2), 14 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  3. An Experimental Study of Auctions Versus Grandfathering to Assign Pollution Permits
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8, (2-3), 514-525 Downloads View citations (31)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  4. The role of energy efficiency spending in Maryland's implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    Energy Policy, 2010, 38, (11), 6820-6829 Downloads View citations (5)

2009

  1. Collusion in auctions for emission permits: An experimental analysis
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2009, 28, (4), 672-691 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Energy Efficiency Economics and Policy
    Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2009, 1, (1), 597-620 Downloads View citations (212)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. Compensation rules for climate policy in the electricity sector
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2008, 27, (4), 819-847 Downloads View citations (30)
  2. Economic and energy impacts from participation in the regional greenhouse gas initiative: A case study of the State of Maryland
    Energy Policy, 2008, 36, (6), 2279-2289 Downloads View citations (19)

2006

  1. CO2 Allowance Allocation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Effect on Electricity Investors
    The Electricity Journal, 2006, 19, (2), 79-90 Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2005

  1. Cost-effectiveness of renewable electricity policies
    Energy Economics, 2005, 27, (6), 873-894 Downloads View citations (134)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2004

  1. Efficient emission fees in the US electricity sector
    Resource and Energy Economics, 2004, 26, (3), 317-341 Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2003

  1. Ancillary benefits of reduced air pollution in the US from moderate greenhouse gas mitigation policies in the electricity sector
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2003, 45, (3), 650-673 Downloads View citations (78)
  2. The determinants of household recycling: a material-specific analysis of recycling program features and unit pricing
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2003, 45, (2), 294-318 Downloads View citations (79)

2002

  1. Implementing Electricity Restructuring
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2002, 22, (1), 99-132 Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Effect on Asset Values of the Allocation of Carbon Dioxide Emission Allowances
    The Electricity Journal, 2002, 15, (5), 51-62 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

2001

  1. Upstream Pollution, Downstream Waste Disposal, and the Design of Comprehensive Environmental Policies
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2001, 41, (1), 94-108 Downloads View citations (44)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2000

  1. Sulfur Dioxide Control by Electric Utilities: What Are the Gains from Trade?
    Journal of Political Economy, 2000, 108, (6), 1292-1326 Downloads View citations (145)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1997

  1. "Second-Best" Adjustments to Externality Estimates in Electricity Planning with Competition
    Land Economics, 1997, 73, (2), 224-239 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (1995)
  2. Electricity restructuring and regional air pollution
    Resource and Energy Economics, 1997, 19, (1-2), 139-174 Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  3. Environmental Regulation And Innovation: A Panel Data Study
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1997, 79, (4), 610-619 Downloads View citations (438)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  4. How should an accumulative toxic substance be banned?
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 1997, 9, (1), 83-102 Downloads View citations (5)
  5. Optimal policies for solid waste disposal Taxes, subsidies, and standards
    Journal of Public Economics, 1997, 65, (2), 193-205 Downloads View citations (78)
  6. The Cost of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1997, 33, (2), 128-150 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (1996)

1996

  1. The efficiency of wholesale vs. retail competition in electricity
    The Electricity Journal, 1996, 9, (8), 12-20 Downloads View citations (8)

1995

  1. Social Costing of Electricity in Maryland: Effects on Pollution, Investment, and Prices
    The Energy Journal, 1995, Volume16, (Number 1), 1-26 Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1995, 9, (4), 119-132 Downloads View citations (328)

1994

  1. Comparing the Costs and Benefits of Diversification by Regulated Firms
    Journal of Regulatory Economics, 1994, 6, (2), 115-36 View citations (12)

1993

  1. Electricity fuel contracting: Relationships with coal and gas suppliers
    Energy Policy, 1993, 21, (10), 1045-1054 Downloads
  2. How reliably can climate change and mitigation policy impacts on electric utilities be assessed?
    Utilities Policy, 1993, 3, (3), 261-268 Downloads

1992

  1. A Test for Cross Subsidies in Local Telephone Rates: Do Business Customers Subsidize Residential Customers?
    RAND Journal of Economics, 1992, 23, (3), 415-431 Downloads View citations (9)

1991

  1. Diversification by Regulated Monopolies and Incentives for Cost-Reducing R&D
    American Economic Review, 1991, 81, (2), 266-70 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Using an upper bound on stand-alone cost in tests of cross subsidy
    Economics Letters, 1991, 35, (4), 457-460 Downloads View citations (2)

1987

  1. Sources of Structural Change in the United States, 1963-78: An Input-Output Perspective
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1987, 69, (3), 503-10 Downloads View citations (22)
 
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