Research


Research Interests:

International Trade, Environmental Economics, Energy, Regional Economic Development

My current work examines the environmental consequences of international trade and environmental policy stemming from cross-country differences in endowments and comparative advantage, and cross-sector difference in regulation, factor intensities, and fixed costs.
Other recent work also investigates the factors contributing to regional economic development.


Published Research:

Journal Metrics (restricted access)

Working and Completed Papers:

  • “Environmental Consequences of Natural Gas Wellhead Pricing Deregulation.” Under Review.

  • “Walling Off Crime: An Analysis of the Local Deterrent Effects of a Border Fence.” Under Review. with Randy McFerrin

Work in Progress:

  • “What Does PV Deliver: An Analysis of the Economic Net Benefits of Residential Solar Installations”
    • Compares costs and benefits of residential solar panel installations by estimating the value added by utility- and address-specific electricity generated and sale-price premium, and comparing to installation-specific costs (total and net of authorized state and federal tax credits).

  • “Measuring Environmental Stringency Under the Clean Air Act”
    • Proposes and evaluates a readily available measure of US environmental stringency.

  • “Assessing the Economic Consequences of Crime Reduction for Entrepreneurial Activity and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
    • Extends existing analysis of the deterrent effects of international border fencing to identify effects of reduced criminal activity on entrepreneurial activity and educational attainment. 

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