Eliciting Preferences for Intrinsically Risky Attributes (with Zack Dorner & Anke Leroux; Land Economics, forthcoming)

The Economic Geography of Civic Crowdfunding (with Katie Lorah) Cities, 2019, 90, pp. 122-130. . working paper

Taxes, redistribution and observability in social dilemmas (with Lata Ganghadaran, Anca Mihut, and Marie Clair Villeal) Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2019, 21(5) pp. 826-846. working paper

Energy Efficiency and Financial Literacy (with Michael Ward) Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, 2018, 90, pp. 181-216 working paper

Traffic & Crime (with Louis-Phillipe Beland) Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 160, pp. 96-114. working paper

Media: New York Times, The Conversation, Scientific American, Salon, KCRW Los Angeles (NPR), BBC 5 Live (UK)

Dynamic Road Pricing and the Value of Time and Reliability (with Austin Gross) Journal of Regional Science, 2018, 58(2) pp. 330-349. working paper

Media: Atlantic Cities, Sightline Daily, City Observatory

Valuing Environmental Services Provided by Stormwater Management (with Lata Gangadharan, Allison Lassiter, Anke Leroux,& Paul Raschky) Water Resources Research, 2017, 53(6) pp. 4709-4721. working paper

Behavioral Insights from Field Experiments in Environmental Economics (with Lana Friesen, Lata Gangadharan, & Andreas Leibbrandt) International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2017, 10(2) pp. 95-143. working paper

The Value of Heterogeneous Water Rights and the Costs of Water Volatility American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017, 99(1), pp. 73-102. working paper

Social Comparisons, Household Water Use and Participation in Utility Conservation Programs: Evidence from Three Randomized Trials (with J. Cook & S. Olsen) Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2015, 2(4), pp. 597-627. working paper; appendix

Land Use Change from Biofuels Derived from Forest Residue: A Case of Washington State (with S. Rabotyagov) Economics Research International, 2013


Price Perceptions in Water Demand (with Michael Ward; R&R Journal of Environmental Economics & Management)

Estimating Water Demand at the Intensive and Extensive Margins (under review)

Traffic Congestion, Transportation Policies, and the Performance of First Responders (with Louis-Philippe Beland; under review)

Local Public Goods and the Crowding-out Hypothesis: Evidence from Civic Crowdfunding (with Nathan Chan; R&R Economics Bulletin, email for a copy)

Willingness to Pay for Meat Alternatives in India (with Rashmit Arora and Ted Jaenicke; under review, email for a copy)

Behavioral Motivations behind Heterogeneous Responses to Social Comparison Messages (with Joseph Cook, Corey Lott, Kim Rollins, Shawn Stoddard, & Michael Taylor; under review)

Previous Version: Are Behavioral Nudges Moral Taxes? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Water Conservation

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (with Lata Gangadharan, Anke Leroux, & Paul A. Raschky; in preparation)


  • The Role of Price and Persuasion on Consumer Behavior (with Casey Wichman)
  • Who signs up for free raingardens? Distributional effects of green infrastructure subsidies (with Joe Cook and Allison Lassiter)
  • A Global Subnational Assessment of the Relationship between Economic Development and Environmental Quality (with Paul Raschky)
  • Do Environmental Preferences Depend on the Weather? (with Lata Gangadharan, Allison Lassiter, Anke Leroux, & Paul Raschky)
  • Time of Day Congestion Pricing (with Austin Gross)
  • Discrepancies in Access to Local Public Goods


Review of "Living with Water Scarcity" by David Zetland Water Economics & Policy, 01 158003 (2015) [4 pages] DOE 10.1142/S2382624X158003X.

Economic incentives for managing peak electricity demand: review, options and context analysis (with Andreas Leibbrandt and Liam Smith), 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-38.

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Projects (authors: Jonathan Yoder, Jennifer Adam, Michael Brady, Joseph Cook, Stephen Katz, Daniel Brent, Shane Johnston, Keyvan Malek, John McMilan, Qingqing Yang), 2014, December, pp. 1-196.

Awards: Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis, Washington State University CAHNRS Team Interdisciplinary Award