Peer effects in voluntary environmental programs: An application to urban water quality (with Douglas Wrenn; Gabe Lara & Joe Cook - R&R Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Financial Literacy and Academic Outcomes (with Douglas Wrenn; under review)

Do behavioral nudges interact with prevailing economic incentives? Pairing experimental and quasi-experimental evidence from water consumption  (with Casey Wichman; R&R Journal of Public Economics).

Conservation and Distributional Consequences of Pricing Scarce Water During Droughts (with Derek Wietelman and Casey Wichman; in under review- email for a copy)

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


Patel, P., Scott, C., Brent, D. (2024) Four birds with one stone? opportunities and challenges in adopting solar irrigation for a sustainable water-energy-food nexus with carbon credits. Water International. 1–24.

Brent D., Ren, Y., Wrenn, D. (2024) The Distributional Impact of FEMA's Community Rating System. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 52(1), 87-118  working paper

Yavari, R., H. Wu, C. Grady, D. Brent, S. Clark, R. Cibin, J. Duncan, A. Kumar Chaudhary, and L. McPhillips. (2023) Identifying sweet spots for green stormwater infrastructure implementation: a case study in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment 9(3)

Wang, R., Brent, D., Wu, H., (2022) Willingness to pay for ecosystem benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in Chinese sponge cities Journal of Cleaner Production 371(15), 133462

Brent, D.A., Cook, J., Lassiter, A., (2022) The effects of eligibility and voluntary participation on the distribution of benefits in environmental programs: an application to green stormwater infrastructure  Land Economics 98(4) 579-598  working paper 

Brent, D.A., Gangadharan, L., Leroux, A., & Raschky, P.A. (2021) Reducing Bias in Preference Elicitation for Environmental Public Goods, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 66(2), 280-308  working paper 

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 77, 503-537 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



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