I am a public economist specializing in environmental and energy economics, with a secondary expertise in the economics of taxation. Much of my research is focused on greenhouse gas emissions from the personal transportation sector. I study the policies affecting that domain (fuel economy regulations, subsidies for alternative technology vehicles, gasoline pricing, etc.), as well as consumer choice over automobiles, and the strategic behavior of automakers. Outside of transportation, I study policy design for other energy-consuming durable goods (e.g., home appliances).
Research Expertise and Interest
energy, taxation, tax policy, climate, transportation, fuel economy
December 5, 2022
The 1972 Clean Air Act has driven spectacular decreases in pollution from U.S. passenger vehicles but poses a challenge for pollution policy in poor communities, according to the first comprehensive study of air pollution exhaust standards.
February 23, 2021
Californians not only pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country, but they pay two-to-three-times more for power than it costs to provide, according to a new report by researchers at the Energy Institute at Haas and the non-profit think tank Next 10.