Knowledge & Research

Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors

We combine a theoretical discrete-choice model of vehicle purchases, an econometric analysis of electricity emissions, and the AP2 air pollution model to estimate the geographic variation in the environmental benefit...

Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking Revolution

The combining of horizontal drilling technology with hydrofracturing has unleashed a boom in oil and gas production in several hundred counties across the U.S.

Inferring Carbon Abatement Costs in Electricity Markets

This paper, by Joseph A. Cullen and Erin T. Mansur, examines how much carbon emissions from the electricity industry would decrease in response to a carbon price. We show how...

The Impact of Dynamic Capabilities on Resource Access and Development

This study analyzes dynamic capabilities that support activities directed toward accessing resources and further developing resources to make them commercially usable. We develop theory and empirically investigate the impact of...

Damages and Expected Deaths Due to Excess NOx Emissions from 2009 to 2015 Volkswagen Diesel Vehicles

Featured in Environmental Science & Technology, this study estimates the damages and deaths relating to Volkswagen Diesel Vehicles as a result of excessive NOx emissions.

Measuring climatic impacts on energy consumption: A review of the empirical literature

This paper reviews the literature on the relationship between climate and the energy sector. In particular, it discusses empirical papers published in peer-reviewed economics journals focusing on how climate affects...

Marginal emissions: Implications for electric cars and other electricity-shifting policies

In this paper, a methodology is developed for estimating marginal emissions of electricity demand that vary by location and time of day across the United States. The approach takes account...

How Stringent Are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?

This article analyzes the stringency of the proposed emission standards for new electricity generating units relative to the emission rates of existing, recently constructed, and proposed units in the United...