meredith fowlie



Published and accepted papers


Reforming the Federal Coal Leasing Program (with Jim Bushnell, Michael Greenstone, Ken Gillinham, Alan Krupnick, Charlie Kolstad, Adele Morris, Dick Schmalensee, and Jim Stock)
Science (2016), 354(6316): 1096-1098

Are the Non-Monetary Costs of Energy Efficiency Investments Large? Understanding Low Take-up of a Free Energy Efficiency Program, (with Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram), forthcoming American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2015.

“An Economic Perspective on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan," with Lawrence Goulder and  Matthew Kotchen,(lead authors);  Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, Charles Kolstad, Christopher Knittel, Robert Stavins, Michael Wara, Frank Wolak, and Catherine Wolfram. Science, 2014, Vol. 346 (November): 815-816.

Market-based Emissions Regulation and the Evolution of Market Structure (with Mar Reguant and Stephen Ryan). Accepted, Journal of Political Economy.


The Economics of Solar Electricity (with Erin Baker, Derek Lemoine, and Stanley Reynolds). Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2013, 5(1).

Distributing Pollution Rights in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Are Outcomes Independent of Allocation? (with Jeffrey Perloff). Review of Economics and Statistics. December 2013, 95(5).

What Do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California’s NOx Trading Program (with Stephen Holland and Erin Mansur). American Economic Review, 2012, 10(2).

Sacred Cars? Optimal Regulation of Stationary and Non-stationary Pollution Sources (with Christopher Knittel and Catherine Wolfram). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2012, 4(1).

Emissions Trading, Electricity Industry Restructuring, and Investment in Pollution Control. American Economic Review, 2010, 100(3).

Incomplete Environmental Regulation, Imperfect Competition, and Emissions Leakage. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2009, 1(2).

Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Revisited  (with Maximilian Auffhammer and Carl Blumstein). The Energy Journal, 2008, 29(3)

Public goods and private interests: Understanding non-residential demand for green power. (with  Edward Holt and Ryan Wiser). Energy Policy 29, 2001, (13).


Book chapters and policy reports

Comments on the Proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources with  Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Lucas Davis, Lawrence Goulder, Michael Greenstone, Stephen Holland. Jonathan Hughes, Charles Kolstad, Matthew Kotchen, Christopher Knittel, Robert Stavins, Michael Wara, Frank Wolak, and Catherine Wolfram.

Updating the Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permits in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program, in Don Fullerton and Catherine Wolfram, ed. The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, University of Chicago Press. 2012.


Working papers

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program (with Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram). Under submission.


Market-based emissions regulation when damages vary across sources:
What are the gains from differentiation? (with Nicholas Muller). Under submission.

2017 working paper



Location, location, location: The variable value of renewable energy and demand-side efficiency resources (with Duncan Callaway and Gavin McCormick). Under submission.

2017 working paper


Appendix worksheet

Compliance by design: Industry response to efficiency standards(with Kate Whitefoot and Steven Skerlos). Under submission.


Allocating Emissions Permits in Cap-and-Trade Programs: Theory and Evidence


Default Effects, Follow-on Behavior and Welfare in Residential Electricity Pricing Programs (with Patrick Baylis, Peter Cappers, Anna Spurlock, Annika Todd, and Catherine Wolfram).


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