Research

PUBLISHED/FORTHCOMING PAPERS

Estimating the Impact of School Closings on Parental Choice (with Dennis Epple and Holger Sieg). Quantitative Economics (Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2018)

Does Environmental Policy Affect Scaling Laws Between Population and Pollution?  Evidence from American Metropolitan Areas (with Nick Muller).  PLOS ONE (August 9, 2017)

Economics and Externalities of Moving Crude Oil by Pipelines and Railroads: Evidence from the Bakken Formation (with Karen Clay, Nick Muller, and Randall Walsh).  Energy Journal (Volume 40, Number 1, January 2019).  NBER Working Paper No. 23852.

Handle With Care: The Local Environmental Costs of Coal Piles at U.S. Power Plants (with Nick Muller).  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (Volume 92, November 2018).  NBER Working Paper No. 23417.

Does Environmental Policy Affect Income Inequality? Evidence from the Clean Air Act (with Peter H. Matthews and Nick Muller). American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings (Volume 109, May 2019).

WORKING PAPERS

Dynamic Regulatory Distortions: Coal Procurement at U.S. Power Plants

Regulatory Induced Risk Aversion: Coal Procurement at U.S. Power Plants

Can Financial Participants Improve Price Discovery and Efficiency in Multi-Settlement Markets with Trading Costs? (with Frank Wolak). NBER Working Paper No. 25851.

The Economic Benefits versus Environmental Costs of India’s Coal-Fired Power Plants (with Geoffrey Barrows and Teevrat Garg)

Considering the Nuclear Option: Hidden Benefits and Internalized Social Costs of Nuclear Power in the U.S. Since 1970 (with David Adler and Edson Severnini)

Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Firm Behavior: Evidence from the U.S. Electricity Sector from 1938-1999 (with Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis, and Edson Severnini)

WORK IN PROGRESS

Out-of-Merit Costs and Blackouts: Evidence from India’s Electricity Market (with Fiona Burlig and Louis Preonas)

Polluting Public Funds: The Effect of Environmental Regulations on Municipal Bonds (with Steve Karolyi and Nick Muller)

Machine Learning the Equilibrium Impacts of Nuclear Shutdowns in Germany: Prices, Profits, Pollution, and Politics (with Stephen Jarvis and
Olivier Deschenes)