UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics



"Setting with the Sun: The impacts of renewable energy on conventional generation," (with Jim Bushnell), accepted Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

"Building Codes Do Save Energy: Evidence from Hourly Smart-Meter Data," (with Aaron Smith and Tianxia Zhou), accepted Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Emissions, Transmission, and the Environmental Value of Renewable Energy," (with Harrison Fell and Daniel Kaffine), accepted American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

"The Distributional Effects of a Carbon Tax on Current and Future Generations," (with Stephie Fried and William Peterman), Review of Economic Dynamics, 2018.

"The Incentive to Overinvest in Energy Efficiency: Evidence from Hourly Smart-Meter Data", (with Aaron Smith), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2018.

"The Cost of Charging Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs): Within Day Variation in Emissions and Electricity Prices," (with Yingkai Fang and Frank Asche), Energy Economics, 2018.

"Overlapping Environmental Policies and the Impact on Pollution," Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017.

"Upgrading Efficiency and Behavior: Electricity Savings from Residential Weatherization Programs," (with Joshua Graff Zivin), Energy Journal, 2016.

"Valuing the Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollution Avoided", American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2015.

"The Private and Social Economics of Bulk Electricity Storage," (with Richard Carson), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2013.

"Gasoline Taxes and Revenue Volatility: An Application to California," (with Michael Madowitz), Energy Policy, 2013.

Working Papers

"How Should Carbon Tax Revenue be Recycled?" (with Stephie Fried and William Peterman)

"The Macro Effects of Climate Policy Uncertainty," (with Stephie Fried and William Peterman)

"Uncertainty and Additionality in Energy Efficiency Programs," (with Ben Gilbert and Jacob LaRiviere)

"Review of the Economics Literature on U.S. Electricity Restructuring," (with Jim Bushnell and Erin Mansur).

Other Publications

"The Green Dividend Dilemma: Carbon Dividends Versus Double-Dividends," FEDS Notes. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 8, 2019. (with William Peterman and Stephie Fried)

"California's Evolving Landscape," California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues, 3rd Edition, Giannini Foundation, 2018.

"Should Communities Get into the Power Marketing Business?" Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 2016, 19(6): 1-4.

"Shale Gas Boom: Implications for California Agriculture." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 16(3): 1-3. (with Colin Carter)

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