Unpublished Papers

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Drilling in the Drought: The Industrial Organization of Groundwater (with E. Somanathan) (2014)

China and India together produce about half the world's rice and a third of the...

 

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Far Away from the Forest? Fuelwood Collection and Time Allocation among Rural Indian Households (with Martino Pelli and Anna Risch) (2014)

We study the effect of reduced forest cover on household time allocation by men and...

 

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The Long Run Impact of Biofuels on Food Prices (2014)

More than 40% of US grain is now used to produce biofuels, which are used...

 

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Food for Fuel: The Effect of U.S. Energy Policy on Indian Poverty (2012)

Many countries have adopted energy policies that promote biofuels as a substitute for gasoline in...

 

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Gasoline Content Regulation and Compliance among US Refineries (2012)

The US refining industry is a leading producer of sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions....

 

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The Effect of Stock and Flow Regulation on Pollution from a Nonrenewable Resource (2012)

Many nonrenewable resources produce multiple pollutants which create different types of damage. For example, refineries...

 

Selected Publications

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Does the Quality of Electricity Matter? Evidence from Rural India (with Martino Pelli and Beyza Ural Marchand), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2014)

This paper estimates the returns to household income due to improved access to electricity in...

 

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Cycles in nonrenewable resource prices with pollution and learning-by-doing (with Andrew Leach and Michel Moreaux), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2012)

We study how environmental regulation in the form of a cap on aggregate emissions from...

 

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Global Impacts of the Biofuel Mandate under a Carbon Tax (with Marie-Helene Hubert), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2012)

This paper examines the effect of a carbon tax on fuel use and carbon emissions,...

 

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Resource Use under Climate Stabilization: Can Nuclear Power Provide Clean Energy? (with Bertrand Magne and Michel Moreaux), Journal of Public Economic Theory (2012)

The long-term goal of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the stabilization of...

 

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Would Hotelling kill the electric car? (with Andrew Leach and Michel Moreaux), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2011)

In this paper, we show that the potential for endogenous technological change in alternative energy...

 

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Fuel Versus Food (with Marie-Helene Hubert and Linda Nostbakken), Annual Review of Resource Economics (2009)

Many countries have actively encouraged the production of biofuels as a low-carbon alternative to the...

 

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Water allocation under distribution losses: comparing alternative institutions (with Eithan Hochman, Chieko Umetsu, and David Zilberman), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2009)

The distribution of water resources is characterized by increasing returns to scale. Distribution links water...

 

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A dynamic model of food and clean energy (with Bertrand Magne and Michel Moreaux), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2008)

In the midwestern United States, ethanol produced from corn is mixed with gasoline to meet...

 

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Clean Air regulation and heterogeneity in US gasoline prices (with Celine Nauges and Alban Thomas), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2008)

In order to improve public health in areas with air quality problems, the US Clean...

 

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Openness, Lobbying, and Provision of Infrastructure (with Joy Mazumder), Southern Economic Journal (2008)

Casual empirical evidence suggests that infrastructure provision is higher in economies that are open to...

 

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Ordering the Extraction of Polluting Nonrenewable Resources (with Michel Moreaux and Mabel Tidball), American Economic Review (2008)

A well-known theorem by Herfindahl states that the low cost nonrenewable resource must be exploited...

 

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Environmental effects of intensification of agriculture: livestock production and regulation (with Donna K. Fisher and Chieko Umetsu), Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (2007)

This article deals with the relationship between industrialization of agriculture and the environment in developing...

 

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A Hotelling model with a ceiling on the stock of pollution (with Bertrand Magne and Michel Moreaux), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2006)

Environmental agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol aim to stabilize the amount of carbon in...

 

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Discontinuous extraction of a nonrenewable resource (with Erik Im and James Roumasset), Economics Letters (2006)

This paper examines the sequence of optimal extraction of nonrenewable resources in the presence of...

 

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Specialization and non-renewable resources: Ricardo meets Ricardo (with Darrell Krulce and James Roumasset), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2005)

The one-demand Hotelling model fails to explain the observed specialization of nonrenewable resources. We develop...

 

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Basinwide water management: a spatial model (with Chieko Umetsu), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2003)

This paper develops a spatial model for a water basin that allows for surface water...

 

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Efficiency and Technical Change in the Philippine Rice Sector: A Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Analysis (with Chieko Umetsu and Thamana Lekprichakul), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2003)

Regional differences in total factor productivity, efficiency, and technological change in the Philippine rice sector...

 

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Protecting Forests Through Farming: A Dynamic Model of Nontimber Forest Extraction (with Herath Gunatileke), Environmental and Resource Economics (2003)

Forest resource extraction by local communities has been cited as a major impediment to the...

 

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Modeling the Effects of Area Closure and Tax Policies: A Spatial-Temporal Model of the Hawaii Longline Fishery (with Keiichi Nemoto), Marine Resource Economics (2001)

We develop an economic model for a multi-species fishery that incorporates the spatial and temporal...

 

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Domestic Demand for Petroleum in OPEC Countries (with Fereidun Fesharaki and Shuoying Zhou), OPEC Review (2000)

The literature on OPEC energy policy has focused primarily on its production and export potential....

 

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Demand for ground transportation fuel and pricing policy in Asian Tigers (with Sara Banaszak and PingSun Leung), Energy Journal (1999)

This paper examines the demand for gasoline and diesel in the ground transportation sectors of...

 

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Endogenous Substitution among Energy Resources and Global Warming (with James Roumasset and Kin-Ping Tse), Journal of Political Economy (1997)

The theory of resource extraction has focused primarily on extraction when there is a single,...

 

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Estimating Economic Impacts from Tourism (with Deyong Zhou, John Yanagida, and PingSun Leung), Annals of Tourism Research (1997)

Economists have traditionally used input-output (IO) analysis to examine the impacts of tourism on the...

 

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A Spatial Model of Optimal Water Conveyance (with Eithan Hochman and David Zilberman), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (1995)

Most water projects suffer from losses in conveyance. Because conveyance has public good characteristics, investment...

 

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Technology Adoption in the Presence of an Exhaustible Resource: The Case of Groundwater Extraction (with Farhed Shah and David Zilberman), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (1995)

In this paper we integrate technology diffusion within Hotelling's exhaustible resource model. The modern technology...

 

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Heterogeneous Demand and Order of Resource Extraction (with Darrell Krulce), Econometrica (1994)
 

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Efficient Spatial Allocation of Irrigation Water (with James Roumasset), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (1991)

In the presence of conveyance losses, the efficient quantity of water applied falls with distance...

 

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Competitive Oil Prices and Scarcity Rents when the Extraction Cost Function is Convex (with James Roumasset), Resources and Energy Economics (1990)

The relationship between the time path of equilibrium prices and scarcity rents in the case...

 

Popular Press

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Hard Choices on Energy, Tufts Magazine (2013)
 

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Fuel Versus Food, RFF Policy Commentary (2010)
 

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Lessons of a drought, Down To Earth (1997)

Water will become the most prized and precious commodity in the coming years. Internecine conflicts...

 

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