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2018
w25235 Garth Heutel
Bankable Prices
w25241 Steven E. Sexton
A. Justin Kirkpatrick
Robert Harris
Nicholas Z. Muller

Heterogeneous Environmental and Grid Benefits from Rooftop Solar and the Costs of Inefficient Siting Decisions
w25221 Christophe Gouel
David Laborde

The Crucial Role of International Trade in Adaptation to Climate Change
w25189 Solomon Hsiang
Robert E. Kopp

An Economist's Guide to Climate Change Science
w25194 Malcolm Baker
Daniel Bergstresser
George Serafeim
Jeffrey Wurgler

Financing the Response to Climate Change: The Pricing and Ownership of U.S. Green Bonds
w25200 Daniel J. Benjamin
Errors in Probabilistic Reasoning and Judgment Biases
w25172 Derek Lemoine
General Equilibrium Rebound from Energy Efficiency Innovation
w25177 Hannah Druckenmiller
Solomon Hsiang

Accounting for Unobservable Heterogeneity in Cross Section Using Spatial First Differences
w25181 Lawrence H. Goulder
Marc A. C. Hafstead
GyuRim Kim
Xianling Long

Impacts of a Carbon Tax across US Household Income Groups: What Are the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Offs?
w25107 David Albouy
Peter Christensen
Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri

Unlocking Amenities: Estimating Public-Good Complementarity
w25087 Frank A. Wolak
The Evidence from California on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Distribution Network Pricing
w25001 Martin L. Weitzman
Bjart Holtsmark

On the Effects of Linking Voluntary Cap-and-Trade Systems for CO2 Emissions
w25008 Derek Lemoine
Sufficient Statistics for the Cost of Climate Change
w25014 Ben Gilbert
Joshua S. Graff Zivin

Dynamic Corrective Taxes with Time-Varying Salience
w24965 Thibault Fally
James Sayre

Commodity Trade Matters
w24970 Kelly C. Bishop
Jonathan D. Ketcham
Nicolai V. Kuminoff

Hazed and Confused: The Effect of Air Pollution on Dementia
w24980 James Bushnell
Kevin Novan

Setting with the Sun: The Impacts of Renewable Energy on Wholesale Power Markets
w24912 Lori Beaman
Ariel BenYishay
Jeremy Magruder
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Can Network Theory-based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?
w24918 Klaus Desmet
Robert E. Kopp
Scott A. Kulp
Dávid Krisztián Nagy
Michael Oppenheimer
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Benjamin H. Strauss

Evaluating the Economic Cost of Coastal Flooding
w24923 Justin Caron
Thibault Fally

Per Capita Income, Consumption Patterns, and CO2 Emissions
w24903 Olivier Deschenes
Kyle C. Meng

Quasi-Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics: Opportunities and Challenges
w24893 Laura Bakkensen
Lint Barrage

Climate Shocks, Cyclones, and Economic Growth: Bridging the Micro-Macro Gap
w24897 Ceren Baysan
Marshall Burke
Felipe González
Solomon Hsiang
Edward Miguel

Economic and Non-Economic Factors in Violence: Evidence from Organized Crime, Suicides and Climate in Mexico
w24861 Robin Burgess
Francisco J.M. Costa
Benjamin A. Olken

Wilderness Conservation and the Reach of the State: Evidence from National Borders in the Amazon
w24870 Michael Geruso
Dean Spears

Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World
w24855 M. Scott Taylor
Emptying the Tank: Getting the most out of Limited Data
w24810 Wesley Blundell
Gautam Gowrisankaran
Ashley Langer

Escalation of Scrutiny: The Gains from Dynamic Enforcement of Environmental Regulations
w24812 Bryan Bollinger
Jesse Burkhardt
Kenneth Gillingham

Peer Effects in Water Conservation: Evidence from Consumer Migration
w24821 Joshua S. Graff Zivin
Yingquan Song
Qu Tang
Peng Zhang

Temperature and High-Stakes Cognitive Performance: Evidence from the National College Entrance Examination in China
w24822 Tatyana Deryugina
David Molitor

Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina
w24826 Peter Christensen
Christopher Timmins

Sorting or Steering: Experimental Evidence on the Economic Effects of Housing Discrimination
w24756 Severin Borenstein
James B. Bushnell

Do Two Electricity Pricing Wrongs Make a Right? Cost Recovery, Externalities, and Efficiency
w24705 Gary D. Libecap
Federal Lands, Opportunity Costs, and Bureaucratic Management
w24712 Imelda
Matthias Fripp
Michael J. Roberts

Variable Pricing and the Cost of Renewable Energy
w24686 Shuai Chen
Paulina Oliva
Peng Zhang

Air Pollution and Mental Health: Evidence from China
w24688 Panle Jia Barwick
Shanjun Li
Deyu Rao
Nahim Bin Zahur

The Morbidity Cost of Air Pollution: Evidence from Consumer Spending in China
w24695 Karen Clay
Margarita Portnykh

The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Resources on Economic Outcomes: Evidence From the United States 1936-2015
w24664 Emiliano Huet-Vaughn
Nicholas Muller
Yen-Chia Hsu

Livestreaming Pollution: A New Form of Public Disclosure and a Catalyst for Citizen Engagement?
w24639 Joshua Goodman
Michael Hurwitz
Jisung Park
Jonathan Smith

Heat and Learning
w24640 William D. Nordhaus
Global Melting? The Economics of Disintegration of the Greenland Ice Sheet
w24645 Sarah E. Anderson
Terry L. Anderson
Alice C. Hill
Matthew E. Kahn
Howard Kunreuther
Gary D. Libecap
Hari Mantripragada
Pierre Mérel
Andrew Plantinga
V. Kerry Smith

The Critical Role of Markets in Climate Change Adaptation
w24604 Christoph Hambel
Holger Kraft
Eduardo S. Schwartz

The Carbon Abatement Game
w24607 Karen Clay
Margarita Portnykh
Edson Severnini

Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility
w24608 Francisco Costa
François Gerard

Hysteresis and the Welfare Effect of Corrective Policies: Theory and Evidence from an Energy-Saving Program
w24619 Nicholas Ryan
Energy Productivity and Energy Demand: Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants
w24581 Lucas W. Davis
Sebastian Martinez
Bibiana Taboada

How Effective is Energy-Efficient Housing? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico
w24585 Gary D. Libecap
Douglass C. North: Transaction Costs, Property Rights, and Economic Outcomes
w24558 Catherine Hausman
Shock Value: Bill Smoothing and Energy Price Pass-Through
w24547 Lucas W. Davis
Shaun McRae
Enrique Seira Bejarano

An Economic Perspective on Mexico's Nascent Deregulation of Retail Petroleum Markets
w24544 Gary D. Libecap
Property Rights to Frontier Land and Minerals: US Exceptionalism
w24564 Günther Fink
B. Kelsey Jack
Felix Masiye

Seasonal Liquidity, Rural Labor Markets and Agricultural Production
w24527 Ana Cecília Fieler
Ann Harrison

Escaping Import Competition and Downstream Tariffs
w24539 Xiaofang Dong
Siqi Zheng
Matthew E. Kahn

The Role of Transportation Speed in Facilitating High Skilled Teamwork
w24505 Marc A. C. Hafstead
Roberton C. Williams III
Yunguang Chen

Environmental Policy, Full-Employment Models, and Employment: A Critical Analysis
w24516 Jonathan Cohn
Tatyana Deryugina

Firm-Level Financial Resources and Environmental Spills
w24481 Jose-Miguel Abito
Christopher R. Knittel
Konstantinos Metaxoglou
André Trindade

Coordinating Separate Markets for Externalities
w24488 W. Walker Hanlon
London Fog: A Century of Pollution and Mortality, 1866-1965
w24469 Michael L. Anderson
Lucas W. Davis

Does Hypercongestion Exist? New Evidence Suggests Not
w24473 Yongyang Cai
William Brock
Anastasios Xepapadeas
Kenneth Judd

Climate Policy under Cooperation and Competition between Regions with Spatial Heat Transport
w24447 Valentina Bosetti
Cristina Cattaneo
Giovanni Peri

Should they stay or should they go? Climate Migrants and Local Conflicts
w24423 Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
Neeraj Kaushal

Are Resettled Oustees from the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project Better off Today than their Former Neighbors who were not Ousted?
w24410 Emilia Simeonova
Janet Currie
Peter Nilsson
Reed Walker

Congestion Pricing, Air Pollution and Children's Health
w24411 Daron Acemoglu
Will Rafey

Mirage on the Horizon: Geoengineering and Carbon Taxation Without Commitment
w24389 Ross Levine
Chen Lin
Zigan Wang

Toxic Emissions and Executive Migration
w24397 Maximilian Auffhammer
Climate Adaptive Response Estimation: Short And Long Run Impacts Of Climate Change On Residential Electricity and Natural Gas Consumption Using Big Data
w24398 Mar Reguant
The Efficiency and Sectoral Distributional Implications of Large-Scale Renewable Policies
w24375 Ross Levine
Chen Lin
Zigan Wang
Wensi Xie

Bank Liquidity, Credit Supply, and the Environment
w24378 Joseph E. Aldy
Todd D. Gerarden
Richard L. Sweeney

Investment versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Energy
w24349 Michael Ostrovsky
Michael Schwarz

Carpooling and the Economics of Self-Driving Cars
w24340 David Slusky
Richard J. Zeckhauser

Sunlight and Protection Against Influenza
w24290 Paramita Sinha
Martha L. Caulkins
Maureen L. Cropper

Do Discrete Choice Approaches to Valuing Urban Amenities Yield Different Results Than Hedonic Models?
w24295 Maximilian Auffhammer
Edward Rubin

Natural Gas Price Elasticities and Optimal Cost Recovery Under Consumer Heterogeneity: Evidence from 300 million natural gas bills
w24299 Charles F. Mason
Analyzing the Risk of Transporting Crude Oil by Rail
w24314 Achyuta Adhvaryu
Namrata Kala
Anant Nyshadham

The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-saving Technology
w24310 Ashley Langer
Derek Lemoine

Designing Dynamic Subsidies to Spur Adoption of New Technologies
w24211 Christopher D. Bruegge
Tatyana Deryugina
Erica Myers

The Distributional Effects of Building Energy Codes
w24218 Martin L. Weitzman
Prices or Quantities Dominate Banking and Borrowing
w24228 Eva Lyubich
Joseph S. Shapiro
Reed Walker

Regulating Mismeasured Pollution: Implications of Firm Heterogeneity for Environmental Policy
w24192 Kelsey Jack
Seema Jayachandran
Sarojini Rao

Environmental Externalities and Free-riding in the Household
2017
w24157 Richard Freeman
Wenquan Liang
Ran Song
Christopher Timmins

Willingness to Pay for Clean Air in China
w24170 Shaun McRae
Crude Oil Price Differentials and Pipeline Infrastructure
w24167 Christiane J.S. Baumeister
James D. Hamilton

Structural Interpretation of Vector Autoregressions with Incomplete Identification: Revisiting the Role of Oil Supply and Demand Shocks
w24169 John A. List
Fatemeh Momeni

When Corporate Social Responsibility Backfires: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
w24139 Gabriel E. Lade
Ivan Rudik

Costs of Inefficient Regulation: Evidence from the Bakken
w24120 Matthew E. Kahn
V. Kerry Smith

The Affordability Goal and Prices in the National Flood Insurance Program
w24103 Sébastien Houde
Joseph E. Aldy

The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies
w24063 Ravi Jagannathan
Ashwin Ravikumar
Marco Sammon

Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria: Why Investors are Paying Attention
w24072 Tatyana Deryugina
Solomon Hsiang

The Marginal Product of Climate
w24048 Steffen Meyer
Michaela Pagel

Fresh Air Eases Work - The Effect of Air Quality on Individual Investor Activity
w24025 Erich Muehlegger
Richard L. Sweeney

Pass-Through of Input Cost Shocks Under Imperfect Competition: Evidence from the U.S. Fracking Boom
w24033 Carolyn Fischer
William A. Pizer

Horizontal Equity Effects in Energy Regulation
w24036 Shuai Chen
Paulina Oliva
Peng Zhang

The Effect of Air Pollution on Migration: Evidence from China
w24003 Alberto Abadie
Susan Athey
Guido W. Imbens
Jeffrey Wooldridge

When Should You Adjust Standard Errors for Clustering?
w23991 Peng Zhang
Olivier Deschenes
Kyle C. Meng
Junjie Zhang

Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants
w23974 Richard G. Newell
Brian C. Prest

Informing SPR Policy Through Oil Futures and Inventory Dynamics
w23973 Richard G. Newell
Brian C. Prest

The Unconventional Oil Supply Boom: Aggregate Price Response from Microdata
w23966 Nicholas J. Sanders
Ryan Sandler

Technology and the Effectiveness of Regulatory Programs Over Time: Vehicle Emissions and Smog Checks with a Changing Fleet
w23924 James B. Bushnell
Jonathan E. Hughes
Aaron Smith

Food vs. Fuel? Impacts of Petroleum Shipments on Agricultural Prices.
w23929 Agha Ali Akram
Shyamal Chowdhury
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Effects of Emigration on Rural Labor Markets
w23908 Fiona Burlig
Christopher Knittel
David Rapson
Mar Reguant
Catherine Wolfram

Machine Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency
w23882 Solomon Hsiang
Paulina Oliva
Reed Walker

The Distribution of Environmental Damages
w23852 Karen Clay
Akshaya Jha
Nicholas Muller
Randall Walsh

The External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail: Evidence From Shipments of Crude Oil from North Dakota
w23854 Laura A. Bakkensen
Lint Barrage

Flood Risk Belief Heterogeneity and Coastal Home Price Dynamics: Going Under Water?
w23855 Thomas R. Covert
Ryan Kellogg

Crude by Rail, Option Value, and Pipeline Investment
w23856 James Archsmith
Kenneth Gillingham
Christopher R. Knittel
David S. Rapson

Attribute Substitution in Household Vehicle Portfolios
w23858 Evan Herrnstadt
Richard L. Sweeney

What Lies Beneath: Pipeline Awareness and Aversion
w23818 Nida Çakir Melek
Michael Plante
Mine K. Yücel

The U.S. Shale Oil Boom, the Oil Export Ban, and the Economy: A General Equilibrium Analysis
w23791 Lucija Muehlenbachs
Stefan Staubli
Ziyan Chu

The Accident Externality from Trucking
w23752 Christiane J.S. Baumeister
Reinhard Ellwanger
Lutz Kilian

Did the Renewable Fuel Standard Shift Market Expectations of the Price of Ethanol?
w23677 Don Fullerton
Erich Muehlegger

Who Bears the Economic Costs of Environmental Regulations?
w23692 Garth Heutel
Prospect Theory and Energy Efficiency
w23646 William D. Nordhaus
Andrew Moffat

A Survey of Global Impacts of Climate Change: Replication, Survey Methods, and a Statistical Analysis
w23625 Victor Stango
Joanne Yoong
Jonathan Zinman

Quicksand or Bedrock for Behavioral Economics? Assessing Foundational Empirical Questions
w23602 Catherine Hausman
David S. Rapson

Regression Discontinuity in Time: Considerations for Empirical Applications
w23591 Eli P. Fenichel
Matthew J. Kotchen
Ethan T. Addicott

Even the Representative Agent Must Die: Using Demographics to Inform Long-Term Social Discount Rates
w23553 Meredith Fowlie
Catherine Wolfram
C. Anna Spurlock
Annika Todd
Patrick Baylis
Peter Cappers

Default Effects and Follow-On Behavior: Evidence from an Electricity Pricing Program
w23533 Sun Ling Wang
Eldon Ball
Richard Nehring
Ryan Williams
Truong Chau

Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on U.S. Agricultural Productivity: Evidence and Projection
w23549 Derek Lemoine
Expect Above Average Temperatures: Identifying the Economic Impacts of Climate Change
w23524 Alan I. Barreca
Matthew Neidell
Nicholas J. Sanders

Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program
w23526 Ali Hortaçsu
Fernando Luco
Steven L. Puller
Dongni Zhu

Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets
w23495 Hannah Krovetz
Rebecca Taylor
Sofia Villas-Boas

Willingness to Pay for Low Water Footprint Food Choices During Drought
w23496 Cecilia Bellora
Élodie Blanc
Jean-Marc Bourgeon
Eric Strobl

Estimating the Impact of Crop Diversity on Agricultural Productivity in South Africa
w23483 Tatyana Deryugina
Alexander MacKay
Julian Reif

The Long-Run Dynamics of Electricity Demand: Evidence from Municipal Aggregation
w23417 Akshaya Jha
Nicholas Z. Muller

Handle with Care: The Local Air Pollution Costs of Coal Storage.
w23420 Derek Lemoine
Innovation-Led Transitions in Energy Supply
w23410 Leah Platt Boustan
Matthew E. Kahn
Paul W. Rhode
Maria Lucia Yanguas

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Economic Activity in US Counties: A Century of Data
w23408 Melissa S. Kearney
Riley Wilson

Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Nonmarital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom
w23382 Andrew B. Ayres
Eric C. Edwards
Gary D. Libecap

How Transaction Costs Obstruct Collective Action: Evidence from California's Groundwater
w23386 Hunt Allcott
Michael Greenstone

Measuring the Welfare Effects of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
w23392 Anna Aizer
Janet Currie

Lead and Juvenile Delinquency: New Evidence from Linked Birth, School and Juvenile Detention Records
w23346 Ian Martin
Robert S. Pindyck

Averting Catastrophes that Kill
w23349 K.E. McConnell
Juha V. Siikamäki
V. Kerry Smith

A Strategy for Evaluating the Opportunity Cost of Time Estimates from New Choice Margins
w23355 John A. List
Robert D. Metcalfe
Michael K. Price
Florian Rundhammer

Harnessing Policy Complementarities to Conserve Energy: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
w23340 Antonio Bento
Kenneth Gillingham
Kevin Roth

The Effect of Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Weight Dispersion and Accident Fatalities
w23326 Seungwoo Chin
Matthew E. Kahn
Hyungsik Roger Moon

Estimating the Gains from New Rail Transit Investment: A Machine Learning Tree Approach
w23318 William A. Pizer
Steven Sexton

Distributional Impacts of Energy Taxes
w23319 William D. Nordhaus
Evolution of Assessments of the Economics of Global Warming: Changes in the DICE model, 1992 - 2017
w23295 Rema Hanna
Gabriel Kreindler
Benjamin A. Olken

Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of '3-in-1' in Jakarta
w23271 Garth Heutel
Nolan H. Miller
David Molitor

Adaptation and the Mortality Effects of Temperature Across U.S. Climate Regions
w23272 Sergio L. Franklin
Jr.
Robert S. Pindyck

Tropical Forests, Tipping Points, and the Social Cost of Deforestation
w23277 Alec Brandon
Paul J. Ferraro
John A. List
Robert D. Metcalfe
Michael K. Price
Florian Rundhammer

Do The Effects of Social Nudges Persist? Theory and Evidence from 38 Natural Field Experiments
w23250 Julie Anne Cronin
Don Fullerton
Steven E. Sexton

Vertical and Horizontal Redistributions from a Carbon Tax and Rebate
w23260 Jacquelyn Pless
Arthur A. van Benthem

The Surprising Pass-Through of Solar Subsidies
w23169 Enrique Alberola
Gianluca Benigno

Revisiting the Commodity Curse: A Financial Perspective
w23190 Jonathan Eyer
Matthew E. Kahn

Prolonging Coal's Sunset: The Causes and Consequences of Local Protectionism for a Declining Polluting Industry
w23201 Matthew E. Kahn
Is Local Public Sector Rent Extraction Higher in Progressive Cities or High Amenity Cities?
w23155 Matthew E. Kahn
Daxuan Zhao

The Impact of Climate Change Skepticism on Adaptation in a Market Economy
w23097 Judson P. Boomhower
Lucas W. Davis

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?
w23105 Chien-Yu Lai
Andreas Lange
John A. List
Michael K. Price

The Business of Business is Business: Why (Some) Firms Should Provide Public Goods when they Sell Private Goods
w23106 Nicholas Ryan
The Competitive Effects of Transmission Infrastructure in the Indian Electricity Market
w23060 Alexander W. Bartik
Janet Currie
Michael Greenstone
Christopher R. Knittel

The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing
w23064 Don Fullerton
Chi L. Ta

Public Finance in a Nutshell: A Cobb Douglas Teaching Tool for General Equilibrium Tax Incidence and Excess Burden
w23070 David A. Keiser
Joseph S. Shapiro

Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality
w23076 Hunt Allcott
Christopher Knittel

Are Consumers Poorly Informed about Fuel Economy? Evidence from Two Experiments
w23033 Murat Iyigun
Nathan Nunn
Nancy Qian

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900
w23045 Chia-Wen Chen
Wei-Min Hu
Christopher R. Knittel

Subsidizing Fuel Efficient Cars: Evidence from China's Automobile Industry
w23053 Steve Cicala
Imperfect Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U.S. Electricity Generation
w23056 Eoin McGuirk
Marshall Burke

The Economic Origins of Conflict in Africa
w23023 Matthew J. Kotchen
Maximizing the Impact of Climate Finance: Funding Projects or Pilot Projects?
w23024 Ryan Kellogg
Gasoline Price Uncertainty and the Design of Fuel Economy Standards

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