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.
Journal Metrics (restricted access)
- “The Environmental Effects of Trade Within and Across Sectors” 2019. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 94 (March), 118-139. doi: 10.1016/j.jeem.2019.01.007
- “Outsourcing, trade, technology, and greenhouse gas emissions” 2019. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. 22, 217-245. with Christopher Erickson doi: 10.1007/s10018-019-00256-4
- “The Role of Initial Conditions in Post-Great Recession Economic Development: Single County MSAs” 2020. Economic Development Quarterly. 34(1), 64-77. with Rick Adkisson and Chris Sroka doi: 10.1177/0891242419894375
Working and Completed Papers:
- “Environmental Consequences of Natural Gas Wellhead Pricing Deregulation”
- “Decomposing Changes in Establishment Level Emissions with Entry and Exit” with J. Scott Holladay
- “Walling Off Crime: An Analysis of the Local Deterrent Effects of a Border Fence”, with Randy McFerrin
Work in Progress:
- “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.