Study co-authored by ARE Associate Professor Joseph Shapiro has shown that the federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as U.S. manufacturers increased production.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses public transit emissions in the context of newly proposed California legislation that would drive tailpipe emissions from new transit buses to zero by 2030.
We mourn the loss of our colleague and our good friend, Peter Berck. Not only was he an outstanding economist and a compassionate friend and colleague, he was a wonderful mentor to generations of students and made major contributions to the public.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer authored this blog post on energy services, and whether future energy distribution is better done via a large behemoth distribution utility or a large number of small local providers like the community choice aggregators.
Environmental and natural resource economist Joseph Shapiro will join the ARE faculty beginning in the summer of 2018. Joe completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2013 and has quickly established himself as an intellectual leader in the field of environmental and resource economics. For the past five years, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Yale University.
In this blog post, ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses a recently published paper where economists provide the first evidence that short-term exposure to air pollution affects the work performance and cognitive ability of professional baseball umpires.