- Associate Professor
- Division of Economics and Business
- Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
My research focuses primarily on evaluating the economy-wide impacts of environmental regulations and the use of applied general equilibrium models to address these problems. I have written about international trade and regulatory responses to global warming, about environmental taxation and fiscal reform, and about how to model the demand for environmental quality and health in economy-wide benefit-cost assessments.
I completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003. Subsequently, I held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics Policy at North Carolina State University from 2003 to 2005. I am also a proud graduate of Wesleyan University where I completed BA in Mathematics-Economics.
I currently serve as a member of the editorial council for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
For the past two years I served as a member of the US EPA Science Advisory Board committee on economy-wide modelling.
Max Brown (MEE PhD, 2017) and I have developed a detailed model of North American electricity markets to help stakeholders evaluate the proposed carbon regulations in the power sector. We've developed a web-based, interactive tool. Here is a link to the beta version.
I recently organized a workshop entitled, "Local Solutions to Global Problems: Designing Energy and Environmental Policy in an Interconnected World" which brought together leading scholars in economics and law from around North America.
- "A Shared Sense of Responsibility: Money Versus Effort Contributions in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods," with Robert S. Gazzale. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 139, 2017, 74-87.
- "Investments in Education and Health: Policy Responses and Interactions" with Snorre Kverndokk. In K. Bolin, B. Lindren, M. Grossman, D. Gyrd-Hansen, T. Iversen, R. Kaestner, and J.L. Sindelar (Eds.). Human Capital and Health Behavior (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Volume 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017, 33-83.
- "Embodied Carbon Tariffs," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. Forthcoming in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
- "The Impacts of Unilateral Climate Policy on Competitiveness: Evidence From Computable General Equilibrium Models." with Nicholas Rivers. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 11, no. 1 (2017): 24-42.
- "Going Dutch? The Impact of Oil Price Shocks on the Canadian Economy," with Kenneth J. McKenzie. Canadian Public Policy, 2016, 42(2), 168-180.
- "The Strategic Value of Carbon Tariffs," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2016, 8(1), 28-51.
- "The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across Income Groups," with Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw and Richard D. Morgenstern. National Tax Journal, 2015, 68(1), 195-214.
- "The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across U.S. States," with Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw and Richard D. Morgenstern. National Tax Journal, 2014, 67(4), 807-830.
- "Valuing Nature in General Equilibrium," with V. Kerry Smith. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management., July 2013, 66 (1), 72-89. [Previous version appeared as NBER Working Paper No. 15844. March 2010.]
- "Linking Numerical and Analytical Models of Carbon Leakage," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2013, 103, 3, 326-331. [GAMS/MPSGE code]
- "Unilateral Climate Policy Design: Efficiency and Equity Implications of Alternative Instruments to Reduce Carbon Leakage," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. Energy Economics. December 2012, 34 (Supplement 2), S208-S217.