Research

My current research is motivated by society’s need to transition to a sustainable energy future. This transition will require the development and adoption of renewable energy technologies and a shift to more efficient use of energy. My research examines policies to incentivize renewable energy, and the environmental, economic and distributional impacts of these policies.

CURRENT PROJECTS

RENEWABLE ENERGY / SOLAR POWER

  • Distributional impacts of economic rents from MA solar programs (with Dwayne Breger)
    • Funding from UMass Institute of Social Science Research and Clean Energy Extension
  • Time and risk preferences and renewable energy adoption (with Rong Rong)
  • Leasing vs owning residential solar PV (with Rong Rong)
    • Funding from MA Agricultural Experiment Station

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
    • Funding from UMass FRG/Healey Endowment

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
    • Funding from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture