WORKING PAPERS

63. Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and Implications for Climate Change
(With Robin Burgess, Olivier Deschenes, and Dave Donaldson), Mimeograph, 2017.

62.  Measuring the Welfare Effects of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs 
(With Hunt Allcott), April 2017.

61. The Next Generation of Transportation Policy
(With Cass Sunstein and Sam Ori), March 2017.

60. The Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from Military Retention Incentives and Occupation-Specific Mortality Hazards
(With Kyle Greenberg, Stephen Ryan and Michael Yankovich), Mimeograph, 2017.

59. The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing
(With Alexander W. Bartik, Janet Currie, and Christopher Knittel), December 2016.

58. The Value of Discretion in the Enforcement of Regulation: Experiment Evidence and Structural Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India
(With Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan), Mimeograph, 2016.

57. Toilets Can Work: Short and Medium Run Health Impacts of Addressing Complementarities and Externalities in Water and Sanitation
(With Esther Duflo, Raymond Guiteras, and Thomas Clasen), Mimeograph, 2015.

56. Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program
(With Meredith Fowlie and Catherine Wolfram), 2015. Revision requested by Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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55. Do Credit Market Shocks Affect the Real Economy? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Great Recession and ‘Normal’ Economic Times
(With Alex Mas and Hoai-Luu Nguyen), 2014.

54. The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturing
(With John A. List and Chad Syverson), 2013. Revision requested by Quarterly Journal of Economics. 

53. Civil Rights, the War on Poverty,and Black-White Convergence in Infant Mortality in the Rural South and Mississippi
(With Douglas Almond and Kenneth Chay). September 2007. Accepted Subject to Minor Revisions at American Economic Review.


PUBLISHED PAPERS:

52. Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program
(With Olivier Deschenes and Joseph Shapiro), forthcoming, American Economic Review.

51. Reforming the U.S. Coal Leasing Program
(With Kenneth Gillingham, James Bushnell, Meredith Fowlie, Charles Kolstad, Alan Krupnick, Adele Morris, Richard Schmalensee, James Stock), Science, December 2016, Vol. 354 (6316).

50. Opportunities for Advances in Climate Change Economics
(With Marshall Burke, Melanie Craxton, Charles Kolstad, Chikara Onda, Hunt Allcott, Erin Baker, Lint Barrage, Richard Carson, Kenneth Gillingham, Josh Graff-Zivin, Stephane Hallegatte, W. Michael Hanemann, Geoffrey Heal, Solomon Hsiang, Benjamin Jones, David Kelly, Robert Kopp, Matthew Kotchen, Robert Mendelsohn, Kyle Meng, Gilbert Metcalf, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Robert Pindyck, Steven Rose, Ivan Rudik, James Stock, Richard S.J. Tol), Science, April 2016, Vol. 352 (6283).

49. Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?
(With Thomas Covert and Christopher R. Knittel), Journal of Economic Perspective., 2016, 30(1): 117-38.

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48. Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
(With Rema Hanna and Esther Duflo), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2016, 8(1): 80-114.

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47. Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century
(With Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Olivier Deschenes, and Joseph Shapiro), Journal of Political Economy, 2016, 124(1).

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46. Environmental Health Risks and Housing Values: Evidence from 1600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings
(With Janet Currie, Lucas Davis, and Reed Walker), American Economic Review, 2015, 105(2): 678-709.

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45. Are the Non-Monetary Costs of Energy Efficiency Investments Large? Understanding Low Take-up of a Free Energy Efficiency Program
(With Meredith Fowlie and Catherine Wolfram), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2015, 105(5): 201-204.

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44. Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012
(With Avraham Ebenstein, Maoyong Fan, Guojun He, and Maigeng Zhou), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2015, 105(5): 226-231.

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43. Will Adaptation to Climate Change be Slow and Costly? Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900-2004
(With Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Olivier Deschenes, and Joseph Shapiro), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2015, 105(5): 247-251.

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42. Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for an Emerging Field 
(With B. Kelsey Jack), Journal of Economic Literature, 2015, 53(1): 5-42.

41. Lower Pollution, Longer Lives: Life Expectancy Gains if India Reduced Particulate Matter Pollution
(With Janhavi Nilekani, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan, Anant Sudarshan, and Anish Sugathan), Economic and Political Weekly, 2015, L(8): 40-46.

40. Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India
(With Rema Hanna), American Economic Review, 2014, 104(10): 3038-72.

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39. Using and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon 
(With William Pizer, Matthew Adler, Joseph Aldy, David Anthoff, Maureen Cropper, Kenneth Gillingham, Michael Greenstone, Brian Murray, Richard Newell, Richard Richels, Arden Rowell, Stephanie Waldhoff, Jonathan Wiener), Science, 2014, 346: 1189-1190.

38. An Economic Perspective on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan 
(With Meredith Fowlie, Matthew Kotchen, Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Lucas Davis, Lawrence Goulder, Charles Kolstad, Christopher Knittel, Robert Stavins, Michael Wara, Frank Wolak and Catherine Wolfram), Science, 2014.

37. Particulate Matter Matters 
(With Francesca Dominici and Cass R. Sunstein), Science, 2014, 344: 257-259.

36. Truth-Telling by Third-Party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India
(With Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128(4):1499-1545.

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35. Evidence on the Impact of Sustained Exposure to Air Pollution on Life Expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy 
(With Yuyu Chen, Avraham Ebenstein, and Hongbin Li), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013, 110(32): 12936-12941.

34. What Does Reputation Buy? Differentiation in a Market for Third-Party Auditors 
(With Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2013, 103(3): 314-19.

33. Developing a Social Cost of Carbon for US Regulatory Analysis: A Methodology and Interpretation
(With Elizabeth Kopits and Ann Wolverton), Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2013, 7(1): 23-46.

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32. Water Pollution and Public Health in India: The Potential for a Market-Friendly Approach 
(With Raahil Madhok, Rohini Pande, and Hardik Shah), Health and South Asia, Cambridge: Harvard South Asia Institute, 2013, pp. 61-65.

31. The Economic Impacts of Climate Change: Evidence from Agricultural Output and Random Fluctuations in Weather: Reply
(With Olivier Deschenes), American Economic Review, 2012, 102(7):3761-73.

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30. Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices
(With Adam Looney), Daedalus 2012, 241(2): 10-30.

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29. Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?
(With Hunt Allcott), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, 26(1): 3-28.

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28. Climate Change, Mortality, and Adaptation: Evidence from Annual Fluctuations in Weather in the US
(With Olivier Deschenes), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2011, 3(4): 152-85.

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27. Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health 
(With Janet Currie and Enrico Moretti), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2011, 101(3): 435-41.

26. Renewing Economically Distressed American Communities 
(With Adam Looney), Issues in Science and Technology, 2011.

25. Trends 
(With Adam Looney), Milken Institute Review, 2011, 13(3): 8-16.

24. Comment on ‘On the Economics of Climate Policy’: Is Climate Change Mitigation the Ultimate Arbitrage Opportunity?  
(With Manasi Deshpande). B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 10 (2) (Symposium), Article 20, 2010.

23. Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: Evidence from Winners and Losers of Large Plant Openings 
(With Richard Hornbeck and Enrico Moretti), Journal of Political Economy, 2010, 118(3): 536-98.

22. Effective Regulation through Credible Cost-Benefit Analysis: The Opportunity Costs of Superfund
in Edward Balleisen and David Moss (eds.)Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation, Cambridge; New York:

Cambridge University Press, pp. 52-91, 2010.

21. Climate Change and Birth Weight 
(With Olivier Deschenes and Jonathan Guryan), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2009, 99(2): 211-17.

20. Winter Heating or Clean Air? Unintended Impacts of China’s Huai River Policy
(With Douglas Almond, Yuyu Chen, and Hongbin Li)

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19. Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Approaches to Environmental Economics 
(With Ted Gayer), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2009, 57(1): 21-44.

18. Toward a Culture of Persistent Regulatory Experimentation and Evaluation
In David Moss and John Cisternino (eds.) New Perspectives on Regulation, Cambridge, MA: The Tobin Project, pp. 111-126, 2009.

17. Does Hazardous Waste Matter? Evidence from the Housing Market and the Superfund Program
(With Justin Gallagher), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123(3): 951-1003.

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16. Cooking Stoves, Indoor Air Pollution, and Respiratory Health 
(With Esther Duflo and Rema Hanna), Economic and Political Weekly, 2008, 43(32): 71-76.

15. Tradable Water Rights
Democracy, 2008.

14. Indoor Air Pollution, Health, and Economic Well-Being 
(With Esther Duflo and Rema Hannah), Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society, 2008, 1(1).

13. The Economic Impacts of Climate Change: Evidence from Agricultural Output and Random Fluctuations in Weather (With Olivier Deschenes), American Economic Review, 2007, 97(1): 354-85.

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12. Mandated Disclosure, Stock Returns, and the 1964 Securities Acts Amendments
(With Paul Oyer and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, 121(2): 399-460.

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11. Does Air Quality Matter? Evidence from the Housing Market 
(With Kenneth Chay). Journal of Political Economy, 2005, 113(2): 376-424.

10. Did the Clean Air Act Cause the Remarkable Decline in Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations?
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2004, 47(3): 585-611.

9. Estimating the Value of a Statistical Life: The Importance of Omitted Variables and Publication Bias
(With Orley Ashenfelter), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2004, 94(2): 454-60.

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8. Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life
(With Orley Ashenfelter), Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 112(1): S226-67.

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7. The Clean Air Act of 1970 and Adult Mortality
(With Kenneth Chay and Carlos Dobkin), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2003, 27(3): 279-300.

6. The Impact of Air Pollution on Infant Mortality: Evidence from Geographic Variation in Pollution Shocks Induced by a Recession
(With Kenneth Chay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, 118(3): 1121-67. Awarded Kenneth J. Arrow Award for Best Paper in Field of Health Economics in 2003.

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5. Estimating Regulation-Induced Substitution: The Effect of the Clean Air Act on Water and Ground Pollution
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2003, 93(2): 442-48.

4. The Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Industrial Activity: Evidence from the 1970 and 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments and the Census of Manufacturers
Journal of Political Economy, 2002, 110(6): 1175-219.

3. A Reexamination of Resource Allocation Responses to the 65-Mph Speed Limit
Economic Inquiry, 2002, 40(2): 271-78.

2. The Convergence in Black-White Infant Mortality Rates During the 1960s 
(With Kenneth Chay), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2000, 90(2): 326-32.

1. Are There Sectoral Anomalies Too? The Pitfalls of Unreported Multiple Hypothesis Testing and a Simple Solution 
(With Paul Oyer), Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2000, 15(1): 37-55.

OLDER WORKING PAPERS

Is The ‘Surge’ Working? Some New Facts
MIT Department of Economics Working Paper, 2007.

Bidding for Industrial Plants: Does Winning a ‘Million Dollar Plants’ Increase Welfare?
(With Enrico Moretti). Mimeograph, 2004.

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Air Quality, Infant Mortality, and the Clean Air Act of 1970
(With Kenneth Chay). NBER Working Paper No. 10053, 2003.

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The Wage Consequences of Enclave Residence: Evidence from the 1980 and 1990 Censuses
University of California-Berkeley, Center for Labor Economics Working Paper No. 6, 1998.