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WP-025

Running Randomized Field Experiments for Energy Efficiency Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide

Authors: Raina Gandhi, Christopher Knittel, Paula Pedro, and Catherine Wolfram

Date: July 2016. Published in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 5(2).

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WP-024

Are Home Buyers Myopic? Evidence from Housing Sales

Authors: Erica Myers

Date: July 2016

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WP-023

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?

Authors: Judson Boomhower and Lucas W. Davis

Date: June 2016

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WP-022

The Welfare Effects of Nudges: A Case Study of Energy Use Social Comparisons

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Judd Kessler

Date: November 2015

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WP-021

Asymmetric Information in Residential Rental Markets: Implications for the Energy Efficiency Gap

Author: Erica Myers

Date: Revised September 2015

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WP-020

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program

Authors: Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram

Date: June 2015. Revision requested by Quarterly Journal of Economics

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WP-019

Vehicle Miles (Not) Traveled: Why Fuel Economy Requirements Don’t Increase Household Driving

Authors: Jeremy West, Mark Hoekstra, Jonathan Meer and Steven Puller

Date: May 2015. Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Public Economics.

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WP-018

Tagging and Targeting of Energy Efficiency Subsidies

Authors: Hunt Allcott, Christopher Knittel, and Dmitry Taubinsky

Date: May 2015. Revised version published in American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2015, 105(5), 187-191.

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WP-017

The Persistence of Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand

Authors: Koichiro Ito, Takanori Ida, and Makoto Tanaka

Date: April 2015. Revise and resubmit at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

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WP-016

Are the Non-Monetary Costs of Energy Efficiency Investments Large? Understanding Low Take-up of a Free Energy Efficiency Program

Authors: Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram

Date: January 2015. Revised version published in American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 105(5): 201-04.

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WP-015

Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels

Authors: Lucas Davis and Gilbert Metcalf

Date: November 2015. Published in Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2016, 3(3), 589-625.

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WP-014

Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments

Authors: Sébastien Houde and Joseph Aldy

Date: October 2014. Revised and resubmitted to American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

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WP-013

The Rebound Effect and Energy Efficiency Policy

Authors: Kenneth Gillingham, David Rapson, and Gernot Wagner

Date: September 2015. Revised version published in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2016, 10(1): 68-88.

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WP-012

The Economics of Attribute-Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel-Economy Standards

Authors: Koichiro Ito and James M. Sallee

Date: December 2015. Revise and resubmit at the Review of Economics and Statistics..

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WP-011

Paternalism and Energy Efficiency: An Overview

Author: Hunt Allcott

Date: August 2015. In preparation for the Annual Review of Economics

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WP-010

Asymmetric Incentives in Subsidies: Evidence from a Large-Scale Electricity Rebate Program

Author: Koichiro Ito

Date: December 2014. Revised version published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7(3): 209-37, 2015.

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WP-009

Double Moral Hazard and the Energy Efficiency Gap

Authors: Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet and Sébastien Houde

Date: August 2014

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WP-008

The Role of Sales Agents in Information Disclosure: Evidence from a Field Experiment

(Previously circulated as "Information Disclosure through Agents: Evidence from a Field Experiment")

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Richard Sweeney

Date: March 2015. Forthcoming in Management Science

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WP-007

How Consumers Respond to Environmental Certification and the Value of Energy Information

Author: Sébastien Houde

Date: August 2014. Revised and resubmitted to Rand Journal of Economics

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WP-006

The Lightbulb Paradox: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Dmitry Taubinsky

Date: July 2014. Revised version published as "Evaluating Behaviorally-Motivated Policy: Experimental Evidence from the Lightbulb Market" in American Economic Review, 2015, 105(8), 2501-2538.

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WP-005

A Microeconomic Framework for Evaluating Energy Efficiency Rebound and Some Implications

Author: Severin Borenstein

Date January 2014. Revised version published in Energy Journal, 2015, 36(1), 1-21.

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WP-004

Cash for Coolers: Evaluating a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico

Authors: Lucas Davis, Alan Fuchs, and Paul Gertler

Date: November 2013. Revised version published in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, 6(4), 207-238.

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WP-003

The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Energy Conservation

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Todd Rogers

Date: July 2013. Revised version published in American Economic Review, 2014, 10, 3003-3037.

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WP-002

Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Nathan Wozny

Date: November 2012. Revised version published in Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96(10), 779-795.

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WP-001

Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Michael Greenstone

Date: July 2012. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(1), Winter 2012.

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