Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Aldy, Joseph, Maximillian Auffhammer, Maureen Cropper, Arthur Fraas, and Richard Morgenstern. "Looking Back at Fifty Years of the Clean Air Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-003, February 2020.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-039, November 2018.
Schatzki, Todd, and Robert N. Stavins. "GHG Cap-and-Trade: Implications for Effective and Efficient Climate Policy in Oregon." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-038, November 2018.
Ramelli, Stefano, Alexander F. Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler. "Stock Price Rewards to Climate Saints and Sinners: Evidence from the Trump Election." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-037, September 2018.
Aldy, Joseph, Todd Gerarden, and Richard Sweeney. "Investment versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-012, March 2018.
Houde, Sebastien, and Joseph E. Aldy. "The Efficiency Consequences of Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses to Energy Fiscal Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-047, December 2017.
Mehling, Michael A.; Metcalf, Gilbert E.; and Stavins, Robert N. "Linking Heterogeneous Climate Policies (Consistent with the Paris Agreement)." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-042, September 2017.
Aldy, Joseph. "Designing and Updating a US Carbon Tax in an Uncertain World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-001, January 2017.
Wagner, Gernot, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Uncertainty." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-025, August 2016.
Haefele, Michelle, John Loomis, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Total Economic Valuation of the National Park Service Lands and Programs: Results of a Survey of the American Public." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-024, June 2016.
Chen, Cuicui, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Collective Action in an Asymmetric World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-019, April 2016.
duPont, Carolyn M., James N. Levitt, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Green Bonds and Land Conservation: The Evolution of a New Financing Tool." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-072, December 2015.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Experience with Cap-and-Trade." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-069, November 2015.
Aldy, Joseph. "Evaluating Mitigation Effort: Tools and Institutions for Assessing Nationally Determined Contributions." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-068, November 2015.
Hogan, William W. "Electricity Markets and the Clean Power Plan." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-059, October 2015.
Aldy, Joseph E., and William A. Pizer. "The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-046, August 2015.
Aldy, Joseph E. "Policy Surveillance in the G-20 Fossil Fuel Subsidies Agreement: Lessons for Climate Policy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-029, June 2015.
Banasiak, Adam, Linda J. Bilmes, and John Loomis. "Carbon Sequestration in the U.S. National Parks: A Value Beyond Visitation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-007, February 2015.
Freeman, Mark C., Gernot Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Climate Sensitivity Uncertainty: When is Good News Bad?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-002, January 2015.
Bodansky, Daniel M., Seth A. Hoedl, Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert N. Stavins. "Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional, National, and Sub-National Climate Policies through a Future International Agreement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-003, January 2015.
Gerarden, Todd D., Richard G. Newell, and Robert N. Stavins. "Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-004, January 2015.
Gerarden, Todd D., Richard G. Newell, Robert N. Stavins, and Robert C. Stowe. "An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and its Implications for Climate-Change Policy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-005, January 2015.
Bodansky, Daniel M., Seth A. Hoedl, Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert N. Stavins. "Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional, National, and Sub-National Climate Policies through a Future International Agreement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-056, November 2014.
Houde, Sebastien, and Joseph Aldy. "Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-046, September 2014.
Aldy, Joseph. "The Labor Market Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-037, August 2014.
Aldy, Joseph, and William Pizer. "The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-025, May 2014.
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-012, February 2014.
Aldy, Joseph, and W. Kip Viscusi. "Risk Regulation Lessons from Mad Cows." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-047, November 2013.
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-046, November 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "National Security Warrants Slowing Domestic Oil Depletion, Not Accelerating It." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, August 2013 (first draft).
Herrnstadt, Evan, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-023, June 2013.
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "The SO2 Allowance Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-030, August 2012.
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Post-Durban Climate Policy Architecture Based on Linkage of Cap-and-Trade Systems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-025, May 30, 2012.
Aldy, Joseph. "Designing a Bretton Woods Institution to Address Climate Change." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-017, May 2012.
Bosetti, Valentina, and Jeffrey A. Frankel. "Sustainable Cooperation in Global Climate Policy: Specific Formulas and Emission Targets." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-012, April 2012.
Li, Shanjun, Joshua Linn, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-006, February 2012.
Aldy, Joseph, and William Pizer. "The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-047, December 2011.
Aldy, Joseph. "A Preliminary Review of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Clean Energy Package." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-048, December 2011.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Addressing Catastrophic Risks: Disparate Anatomies Require Tailored Therapies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-045, November 2011.
Aldy, Joseph, and Robert N. Stavins. "The Promise and Problems of Pricing Carbon: Theory and Experience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-041, October 2011.
Aldy, Joseph, and Robert N. Stavins. "Using the Market to Address Climate Change: Insights from Theory and Experience." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-038, September 28, 2011.
Aldy, Joseph. "Real-Time Economic Analysis and Policy Development During the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-037, September 2011.
Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Deterring and Compensating Oil Spill Catastrophes: The Need for Strict and Two-Tier Liability." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-025, July 2011.
Bosetti, Valentina, and Jeffrey A. Frankel. "Politically Feasible Emission Target Formulas to Attain 460 ppm CO2 Concentrations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-016, February 2011.
Chan, Gabriel, Robert N. Stavins, Robert Stowe, and Richard Sweeney. "The SO2 Allowance Trading System and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Reflections on Twenty Years of Policy Innovation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-003, January 2011.
Cross, Robin, Andrew J. Plantinga, and Robert N. Stavins. "The Value of Terroir: Hedonic Estimation of Vineyard Sales Prices." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and NBER Working Papers (RWP11-009 and 16762), January 2011.
Scherer, F.M. "Standard Oil as a Technological Innovator." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-008, January 2011.
Stavins, Robert N. "The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled After 100 Years." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-042 and Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements Discussion Paper 2010-43, September 2010.
Goulder, Lawrence H., and Robert N. Stavins. "Interactions Between State and Federal Climate Change Policies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Discussion Paper Series (RWP10-028 and 2010-36), June 2010.
Olmstead, Sheila M., and Robert N. Stavins. "Three Key Elements of Post-2012 International Climate Policy Architecture." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Discussion Paper Series (RWP10-030 and 2010-37), June 2010.