Lucas Davis received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2005. Prior to joining Haas in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on energy and environmental markets, and in particular, on electricity and natural gas regulation, pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets, and the economic and business impacts of environmental policy. His work appears in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy.
BA, Magna Cum Laude, Amherst College
MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin
“Evaluating the Slow Adoption of Energy Efficient Investments: Are Renters Less Likely to Have Energy Efficient Appliances?” in The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, edited by Don Fullerton and Catherine Wolfram, forthcoming.
“The Equity and Efficiency of Two-Part Tariffs in U.S. Natural Gas Markets” (with SeverinBorenstein), Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
“The Effect of Power Plants on Local Housing Prices and Rents: Evidence from Restricted Census Microdata” Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
“Estimating the Effect of a Gasoline Tax on Carbon Emissions” (with Lutz Kilian), Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming.
“The Allocative Cost of Price Ceilings in the U.S. Residential Market for Natural Gas” (with Lutz Kilian), Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 119(2), 212-241.
“The Effects of Preferential VAT Rates Near International Borders: Evidence from Mexico” National Tax Journal, 2011, 64(1), 85-104.
“Do Americans Consume Too Little Natural Gas? An Empirical Test of Marginal Cost Pricing” (with Erich Muehlegger), RAND Journal of Economics, 2010, 41(4), 791-810.
“International Trade in Used Vehicles: The Environmental Consequences of the North American Free Trade Agreement” (with Matthew E. Kahn), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2010, 2(4), 58-82.
“The Welfare Costs of Unreliable Water Service” (with Brian Baisa, Stephen Salant, and William Wilcox), Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 92(1), 1-12.