Mail: Department of Economics, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Economics and a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC. I currently serve as an Associate Editor at Environmental and Resource Economics and as a member of the editorial council at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
My research focuses primarily on evaluating the economy-wide impacts of environmental regulations and the use of applied general equilibrium models to address these problems. I have written about international trade and regulatory responses to global warming, about environmental taxation and fiscal reform, and about how to model the demand for environmental quality and health in economy-wide benefit-cost assessments. I completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 where I worked under the mentorship of Thomas F. Rutherford. Subsequently, I worked with V. Kerry Smith as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics Policy at North Carolina State University from 2003 to 2005.
"The Strategic Value of Carbon Tariffs," Conference on Consumption Based Approaches in Climate Policy, ZEW, Mannheim, Germany, March 6, 2013; University of Colorado, Boulder February 11, 2013; Carbon Leakage Session, AEA Annual Meeting, January 6, 2012; Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Oslo, Norway, June 11, 2012.
"Linking Numerical and Analytical Models of Carbon Leakage," AEA Annual Meeting, San Diego, January 6, 2013.
"Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reduction," Harvard University, December 10, 2012; NBER Summer Institute, EEE Program, July 23, 2012.
"Embodied Carbon Tariffs," NBER Summer Institute, EEE Program, July 19, 2011; Resources for the Future, November 10, 2011.
"Green Fiscal Reform and the Demographic Squeeze"
"Development of a Watershed Computational General Equilibrium Model for Marcellus Shale Region," with Sheila Olmstead and Jhih-Shyang Shih.
"On the Incidence of Resource Curse Effects in Canada," with Kenneth J. McKenzie.
"Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reduction," with Dick Morgenstern and Rob Williams.
"Should Alberta Upgrade in the Oil Sands?" with Chris Böhringer, Kent Fellows and Tom Rutherford.
"Investments in Education and Health " with Snorre Kverndokk.
"The Strategic Value of Carbon Tariffs," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. This version: January 2013.
"A Shared Sense of Responsibility: Money Versus Effort Contributions in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods," with Robert S. Gazzale. Williams College Economics Department Working Paper No. 2011-14. September 2011.
"Embodied Carbon Tariffs," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. NBER Working Paper No. 17376. August 2011.
"Valuing Nature in General Equilibrium," with V. Kerry Smith. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management., In press. [Previous version appeared as NBER Working Paper No. 15844. March 2010.]
"Linking Numerical and Analytical Models of Carbon Leakage," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2013, 103, 3.
"Unilateral Climate Policy Design: Efficiency and Equity Implications of Alternative Instruments to Reduce Carbon Leakage," with Christoph Böhringer and Thomas F. Rutherford. Energy Economics. December 2012, 34 (Supplement 2), S208-S217.
"The Case for International Emission Trade in the Absence of Cooperative Climate Policy," with Carsten Helm and Thomas F. Rutherford. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. November 2009, 58 (3), 266-280. [Appendices : GAMS/MPSGE code]
"The Case for International Emission Trade," School of Policy Studies Communique, University of Calgary, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 2009.
"Non-Price Equilibria for Non-Marketed Goods," with Daniel J. Phaneuf and Joseph A. Herriges. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. January 2009, 57 (1), 45-64. [GAMS code]