Research

My current research is motivated by society’s need to transition to a clean energy future. This transition will require the development and adoption of renewable energy technologies and a shift to more efficient use of energy. Many challenges have to be overcome for this transition to occur. A goal of my research is to contribute to answering key questions about policies to incentivize the production and adoption of renewables, and the environmental and welfare impacts of these policies.

CURRENT PROJECTS

SOLAR POWER

  • Time and risk preferences and renewable energy adoption (with Rong Rong)
  • Leasing vs owning residential solar PV (with Rong Rong)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION

  • Field experiment to study the effect of feedback and social nudges on energy conservation (with John Spraggon and Elizabeth Hunter) Working paper available.

AGRICULTURAL POLLUTANTS AND WATER QUALITY

  • Environmental externalities from agriculture: Evidence from water quality in the United States (with Jayash Paudel) Working paper available.
  • Agricultural adaptation to climate change: Implications for fertilizer use and water quality (with Jayash Paudel) Working paper available.