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Erin Mansur

Revers Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 2002; BA, Colby College, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Energy economics, environmental economics, industrial organization, regulation


Erin Mansur's interests are in the fields of industrial organization and environmental economics, focusing primarily on questions regarding energy markets and energy policy.

Current Research Topics

  • Economic and environmental implications of hydrofracking
  • Mergers of vertically integrated firms in electricity markets
  • Environmental implications of electric cars

Professional Activities

Academic positions

• Revers Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2014–present
• Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 2011–present
• Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, 2010–14
• Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2006–11
• Visiting Research Associate, University of California Energy Institute, 2008
• Associate Professor, Yale School of Management, 2007–10
• Assistant Professor, Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2002–07

Editorial positions

• Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

Working Papers

  • With M. White, “Market Organization and Efficiency in Electricity Markets”
  • With J. Cullen, “Will Carbon Prices Reduce Emissions in the US Electricity Industry? Evidence from the Shale Gas Experience”
  • With J. Feyrer and B. Sacerdote, “Where is my Fracking Job? Measuring Local Employment and Income Spillovers from the Shale Gas Boom”
  • With J. Bushnell and F. Wolak, “Vertical Position and Price Effects of Mergers in Electricity Markets”


  • Best Paper, Association of Competition Economics (ACE), for “Vertical Arrangements, Market Structure, and Competition: An Analysis of Restructured U.S. Electricity Markets,” 2009
  • Dissertation Award, AEA Transportation and Public Utilities Group, 2002

Selected Publications

  • With K. Fisher-Vanden and J. Wang, “Electricity Shortages and Firm Productivity: Evidence from China’s Industrial Firms,” forthcoming, Journal of Development Economics
  • With J. Graff Zivin and M. Kotchen, “Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 107, Part A, November 2014, Pages 248–268
  • With M. Auffhammer, “Measuring Climatic Impacts on Energy Expenditures: A Review of the Empirical Literature,” Energy Economics, Volume 46, November 2014, Pages 522–530
  • With M. Kotchen, “How Stringent is the EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants?”, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Summer 2014
  • With J.B. Bushnell and H. Chong, “Profiting from Regulation: Evidence from the European Carbon Market,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(4), November 2013
  • “Prices vs. Quantities: Environmental Regulation and Imperfect Competition,” Journal of Regulatory Economics, 44(1), August 2013
  • With M. Kahn, “Do Local Energy Prices and Regulation Affect the Geographic Concentration of Employment?”, Journal of Public Economics, 101, May 2013
  • “Upstream versus Downstream Implementation of Climate Policy,” chapter in D. Fullerton and C. Wolfram, ed., The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, University of Chicago Press, 2012
  • With S. Olmstead, “The Value of Scarce Water: Measuring the Inefficiency of Municipal Regulations,” Journal of Urban Economics, 71(3), May 2012
  • With M. Fowlie and S.P. Holland, “What Do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California's NOx Trading Program,” American Economic Review, 102(2), April 2012
  • With J.B. Bushnell, “Vertical Targeting and Leakage in Carbon Policy,” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 101(3), May 2011
  • “Renewables Forecasts in a Low Carbon World: A Brief Overview,” chapter in B. Moselle, J. Padilla, and R. Schmalensee, ed., Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems: Theory, Practice, Policy, RFF Press, 2010
  • With N.O. Keohane and A. Voynov, “Averting Regulatory Enforcement: Evidence from New Source Review,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 18(1), spring 2009
  • With S.P. Holland, “Is Real-Time Pricing Green? The Environmental Impacts of Electricity Demand Variance,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(3), August 2008
  • “Measuring Welfare in Restructured Electricity Markets,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(2), May 2008