Erich Muehlegger

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Taubman-342
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 114
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-7735
Email: Erich_Muehlegger@harvard.edu
Assistant
Rosita Scarfo (617-496-1739)
Erich Muehlegger

Profile

Erich Muehlegger is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a fellow of the National Bureau of Economics Research, the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and the Harard University Center for the Environment. His research interests include industrial organization, economic regulation, and environmental policy. One set of ongoing research projects study the effect of regulation on illegal activity including estimating the effects of regulatory innovation on fuel tax evasion and modeling cross-border cigarette excise tax avoidance. A second set of projects focus on environment regulation of energy industries, including estimating consumer preferences for fuel economy, simulating automaker response to fuel economy regulation, and estimating the relative efficacy of different hybrid vehicle incentives. He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, where his resesarch studied market impacts of state and local environmental regulation of gasoline content.

Courses

Fall

  • API-201-C Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

Not Offered

  • BGP-200 Strategy, Competition, and Regulation

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Kopczuk, Wojciech, Justin Marion, Erich Muehlegger, and Joel Slemrod. "Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-027, September 2013.
    • Herrnstadt, Evan, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-023, June 2013.