Joseph S. Shapiro is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Yale. His research agenda investigates the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental and energy policy. This agenda covers two main research areas: pollution, regulation, and trade; and defenses against environmental externalities. Shapiro has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and Marshall Scholarship, and funding from the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, Masters degrees from Oxford and LSE, and a BA from Stanford.
Ph.D., Economics, MIT, 2013
M.Sc., Statistics (with Distinction), LSE, 2007
M.Sc., Economics for Development (with Distinction), University of Oxford, 2006
BA, Economics (with Distinction and Honors in the Ethics in Society Program), Stanford
“Why is Pollution from U.S. Manufacturing Declining? The Roles of Environmental Regulation, Productivity, and Trade” (with Reed Walker). Forthcoming, American Economic Review.
“Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality” (with David Keiser). Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics.
“Regulating Mismeasured Pollution: Implications of Firm Heterogeneity for Environmental Policy” (with Eva Lyubich and Reed Walker). 2018. AEA Papers and Proceedings 108: 136-142.
“Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program” (with Olivier Deschênes and Michael Greenstone). 2017. American Economic Review 107(10): 2958-2989.
“Trade Costs, CO2, and the Environment.” 2016. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8(4): 220-54.
“Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century” (with Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Olivier Deschênes, and Michael Greenstone). 2016. Journal of Political Economy 124(1): 105-159.
“Convergence in Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from High Temperatures and Mortality, 1900-2004” (with Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Olivier Deschênes, and Michael Greenstone). 2015. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 105(5): 247-51.
“Globalization and the Role of Public Transfers in Redistributing Income in Latin America and the Caribbean” (with Emmanuel Skoufias and Kathy Lindert). 2010. World Development 38(6): 895-907.
“The Benefits of Delayed Primary School Enrollment: Discontinuity Estimates Using Exact Birth Dates” (with Patrick J. McEwan). 2008. Journal of Human Resources 43(1): 1-29.
“Community-Based Production of Open-Source Software: What do we Know About the Developers who Participate?” (with Paul A. David). 2008. Information Economics and Policy 20(4): 364-398.
“Moving On, Staying Behind, Getting Lost: Lessons on poverty mobility from longitudinal data” (with Stefan Dercon). 2007. In Narayan, D., and P. Petesch. Eds., Moving Out of Poverty: 77-126. Washington, DC: World Bank.