Working Papers

Who Benefits When Firms Game Corrective Policies? (with Mathias Reynaert) Conditionally Accepted, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Pigou Create Losers: On the Implausibility of Achieving Pareto Improvements from Corrective Taxation Under Review.

Selected Work in Progress

Automobile Depreciation: Estimation and Implications (with Christopher R. Knittel)

Published Papers

The Use of Regression Statistics to Analyze Imperfect Pricing Policies (with Mark R. Jacobsen, Christopher R. Knittel and Arthur A. van Benthem) Forthcoming Journal of Political Economy.

Should Electric Vehicle Drivers Pay a Mileage Tax? (with Lucas Davis) Forthcoming Energy Policy and the Economy, Ed. Matthew Kotchen, James Stock and Catherine Wolfram, vol. 1 (2019).

Flawed Analyses of U.S. Auto Fuel Economy Standards (with Antonio Bento, Kenneth Gillingham, Mark Jacobsen, Christopher Knittel, Benjamin Leard, Joshua Linn, Virginia McConnell, David Rapson, Arthur van Benthem, and Kate Whitefoot) Science vol. 362, issue 6419 (December 2018), pp. 1119-1121.

The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards (with Koichiro Ito) Review of Economics and Statistics vol. 100 (May 2018), pp. 319-336.

Tax Incidence with Endogenous Quality and Costly Bargaining: Theory and Evidence from Hybrid Vehicle Sales (with Sumeet Gulati and Carol McAusland) Journal of Public Economics vol. 155 (November 2017), pp. 93-107.

Disparities in Complex Price Negotiations: The Role of Consumer Age and Gender (with Ambarish Chandra and Sumeet Gulati) Journal of Industrial Economics vol. 64 n. 2 (June 2017), pp. 235-74.

Designing Policies to Make Cars Greener: A Review of the Literature (with Soren T. Anderson) Annual Review of Resource Economics vol. 8 (2016), pp. 157-80.

Do Consumers Recognize the Value of Fuel Economy? Evidence from Used Car Prices and Gasoline Price Fluctuations (with Sarah E. West and Wei Fan) Journal of Public Economics vol. 135 (March 2016), pp. 61-73.

The Intergenerational Transmission of Automobile Brand Preferences: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Firm Strategy (with Soren T. Anderson, Ryan Kellogg and Ashley Langer) Journal of Industrial Economics vol. 63 n. 4 (December 2015), pp. 763-793.

New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth (with Sara LaLumia and Nicholas Turner) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy vol. 7 n. 2 (May 2015), pp. 258-293.

Rational Inattention and Energy Efficiency Journal of Law and Economics vol. 57 n. 3 (August 2014), pp. 781-820.

What Do Consumers Believe About Future Gasoline Prices? (with Soren T. Anderson and Ryan Kellogg) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management vol. 66 n. 3 (November 2013), pp. 383-403.

The Value of Honesty: Empirical Evidence from the Case of the Missing Children (with Sara LaLumia) International Tax and Public Finance vol. 20 n. 2 (April 2013), pp. 192-224.

Car Notches: Strategic Automaker Responses to Fuel Economy Policy (with Joel Slemrod) Journal of Public Economics vol. 96 n. 11-12 (December 2012), pp. 981-999.

Financial Reporting, Tax, and Real Decisions: Toward a Unifying Framework (with Douglas A. Shackelford and Joel Slemrod) International Tax and Public Finance vol. 18 n. 4 (August 2011), pp. 461-494.

Using Loopholes to Reveal the Marginal Cost of Regulation: The Case of Fuel-Economy Standards (with Soren T. Anderson) American Economic Review vol. 101 n. 4 (June 2011), pp. 1375-1409.

The Surprising Incidence of Tax Credits for the Toyota Prius American Economic Journal: Economic Policy vol. 3 n. 2 (May 2011), pp. 189-219.

Forecasting Gasoline Prices Using Consumer Surveys (with Soren T. Anderson, Ryan Kellogg and Richard T. Curtin) American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, vol. 101 n. 3 (May 2011), pp. 110-114.

Fuel Economy Standards: Impacts, Efficiency, and Alternatives (with Soren T. Anderson, Ian W.H. Parry and Carolyn Fischer) Review of Environmental Economics and Policy vol. 5 n. 1 (Winter 2011), pp. 89-108.

The Taxation of Fuel Economy Tax Policy and the Economy Ed. Jeffrey Brown, v. 25 (2011), pp. 1-37.

A Cautionary Tale About the Use of Administrative Data: Evidence from Age of Marriage Laws (with Rebecca M. Blank and Kerwin Kofi Charles) American Economic Journal: Applied Microeconomics, vol. 1 n. 2 (April 2009), pp. 128-149. (NBER working paper #13667.)

The Optimal Allocation of Students and Resources in a System of Higher Education (with Alexandra M. Resch and Paul N. Courant) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Advances Tier), vol. 8 n. 1 (January 2008), Article 11.

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