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Working Papers

 

WP-020

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

Authors: Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone, and Catherine Wolfram

Date: June 2015

Abstract | Policy Brief | Full Paper


 

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

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


 

WP-018

Tagging and Targeting of Energy Efficiency Subsidies

Authors: Hunt Allcott, Christopher Knittel, and Dmitry Taubinsky

Date: American Economic Review, 2015, Papers and Proceedings, 105(5), 187-191.

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


 

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: February 2015

Abstract | Policy Brief | Full Paper


 

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: American Economic Review, 105(5): 201-04.

Abstract | Full Paper


 

WP-015

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

Authors: Lucas Davis and Gilbert Metcalf

Date: Revised March 2015

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


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

Abstract | Policy Brief | Full Paper


WP-013

The Rebound Effect and Energy Efficiency Policy

Authors: Kenneth Gillingham, David Rapson, and Gernot Wagner

Date: Conditionally accepted to Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-012

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

Authors: Koichiro Ito and James M. Sallee

Date: September 2014

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-011

Paternalism and Energy Efficiency: An Overview

Authors: Hunt Allcott

Date: September 2014

Abstract | Full Paper


WP-010

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

Authors: Koichiro Ito

Date: Revised version forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-009

Double Moral Hazard and the Energy Efficiency Gap

Authors: Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet and Sébastien Houde

Date: August 2014

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-008

Can Retailers Inform Consumers about Energy Costs? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Richard Sweeney

Date: August 2014

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-007

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

Authors: Sébastien Houde

Date: August 2014

Abstract | Non-Technical Abstract | Full Paper


WP-006

The Lightbulb Paradox: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Dmitry Taubinsky

Date: Revised July 2014

Abstract | Full Paper


WP-005

A Microeconomic Framework for Evaluating Energy Efficiency Rebound and Some Implications

Authors: Severin Borenstein

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

Abstract | Full Paper | Policy Brief


WP-004

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

Authors: Lucas Davis, Alan Fuchs, and Paul Gertler

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

Abstract | Full Paper | Policy Brief


WP-003

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

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Todd Rogers

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

Abstract | Full Paper


WP-002

Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Nathan Wozny

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

Abstract | Full Paper


WP-001

Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?

Authors: Hunt Allcott and Michael Greenstone

Date: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(1), Winter 2012.

Abstract | Full Paper | Policy Brief