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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

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