The effects of eligibility and voluntary participation on the distribution of benefits in environmental programs: an application to green stormwater infrastructure (Forthcoming at Land Economics; with Joe Cook and Allison Lassiter)

Reducing Bias in Preference Elicitation for Environmental Public Goods (Forthcoming at Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics; with Lata Gangadharan, Anke Leroux, & Paul A. Raschky)

Do behavioral nudges interact with prevailing economic incentives? Pairing experimental and quasi-experimental evidence from water consumption (with Casey Wichman; under review).

Do nonlinear prices work? Distributional and efficiency consequences of budget-based water rates (with Casey Wichman and Derek Wietelman; in preparation - email for a copy)

Estimating Water Demand at the Intensive and Extensive Margins (in preparation)


Brent, D.A., Lott, C., Taylor M., Cook, J., Rollins, K., Stoddard, S. (2020) What causes heterogeneous responses to social comparison messages for water conservation?, Environmental and Resource Economics (in press) working paper,

Brent, D.A. & Beland L.P. (2020) Traffic Congestion, Transportation Policies, and the Performance of First Responders, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 103, 102239. working paper

Arora, R.A., Brent, D.A., Jaenicke, E. C. (2020) Is India Ready for Alt-Meat? Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Meat Alternatives in India, Sustainability, 12, 4377 (open access)

Brent, D. A., & Ward, M. B. (2019). Price perceptions in water demand, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 98, 102266 working paper

Dorner, Z., Brent, D.A., & Leroux, A. (2019). Preferences for Intrinsically Risky Attributes, Land Economics, 95(4), 494-514. working paper

Brent, D.A., & Chan, N.W. (2019). Local Public Goods and the Crowding-out Hypothesis: Evidence from Civic Crowdfunding, Economics Bulletin, 39(3), 2142-2154. working paper

Brent, D.A., & Lorah, K. (2019). The economic geography of civic crowdfunding, Cities, 90, 122-130.working paper

Media: Dublin Inquirer

Brent, D.A., Gangadharan, L., Mihut, A., & Villeval, M.C. (2019). Taxation, redistribution, and observability in social dilemmas, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 21(5), 826-846. working paper

Brent, D.A., & Ward, M.B. (2018). Energy efficiency and financial literacy, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 90, 181-216. working paper

Beland, L.P., & Brent, D.A. (2018). Traffic and crime, Journal of Public Economics, 160, 96-116. working paper

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

Brent, D.A., & Gross, A. (2018). Dynamic road pricing and the value of time and reliability, Journal of Regional Science, 58(2), 330-349. working paper

Media: Atlantic Cities, Sightline Daily, City Observatory

Brent, D.A., Gangadharan, L., Lassiter, A., Leroux, A., & Raschky, P.A. (2017). Valuing environmental services provided by local stormwater management, Water Resources Research, 53(6), 4907-4921. working paper

Brent, D.A., Friesen, L., Gangadharan, L., & Leibbrandt, A. (2017). Behavioral insights from field experiments in environmental economics, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 10(2), 95-143. working paper

Brent, D.A. (2017). The value of heterogeneous property rights and the costs of water volatility, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(1), 73-102. working paper

Brent, D.A., Cook, J.H., & Olsen, S. (2015). Social comparisons, household water use, and participation in utility conservation programs: Evidence from three randomized trials, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2(4), 597-627. working paper; appendix

Brent, D.A., & Rabotyagov, S. (2013). Land use change from biofuels derived from forest residue: a case of Washington state, Economics Research International, 2013.


  • Financial Literacy, Student Debt, and Academic Achievement (with Douglas Wrenn)

  • Peer Effects in Residential Green Infrastructure Adoption (with Gabe Lara; Douglas Wrenn; Joe Cook; Allison Lassiter)

  • Solar Irrigation and Groundwater Use in India (with Praharsh Patel; Emily Pahktigian; Michael Jacobson; Chris Scott)

  • Distributional Effects of Flooding on Housing Values (with Douglas Wrenn)

  • Consumer responses to metering and the introduction of volumetric pricing (with Casey Wichman)

  • 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)


Do Households Respond to Marginal or Average Price of Piped Water Services? Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health (2021) (with Joseph Cook)

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