Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard



Mildenberger, Matto, and Dustin Tingley. “Beliefs about Beliefs: The Importance of Second-Order Opinions for Climate Politics.British Journal of Political Science, 10000.


Moreno-Cruz, Juan B., Gernot Wagner, and David W. Keith. “An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy.” HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-028 (11 July 2017).

O’Sullivan, Meghan; Overland, Indra; Sandalow, David et al.  Working paper: The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy. The Geopolitics of Energy Project Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard Kennedy School; Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University, June 2017.

Supran, Geoffrey and Naomi Oreskes. "Assessing ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Communications (1977–2014)” Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (2017).



Abdelal, Rawi. "Firms in Firmament: Hydrocarbons and the Circulation of Power." 2016.

Aldy, Joseph E., William A. Pizer, and Keigo Akimoto. "Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts Across Countries." Climate Policy 17.4 (May 2017): 501-515.

Aldy, Joseph, William Pizer, Massimo Tavoni, Lara Aleluia Reis, Keigo Akimoto, Geoffrey Blanford, Carlo Carraro, Leon E. Clarke, James Edmonds, Gokul C. Iyer, Haewon C. McJeon, Richard Richels, Steven Rose, Fuminori Sano. "Economic Tools to Promote Transparency and Comparability in the Paris Agreement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, August 2016.

Aldy, Joseph E., "Long-term Carbon Policy: The Great Swap." November 2016. Washington DC: Progressive Policy Institute.

Aldy, Joseph. "Mobilizing Political Action on Behalf of Future Generations." The Future of Children 26.1 (Spring 2016): 157-178.

Anadon, Laura Diaz, Gabriel Chan, Amitai Y. Bin-Nun, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "The Pressing Energy Innovation Challenge of the U.S. National Laboratories." Nature Energy 1 (September 2016).

Arceo, Eva, Rema Hanna, and Paulina Oliva. "Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City." The Economic Journal126.591 (March 2016): 257-280.

Bodansky, Daniel M., Seth A. Hoedl, Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert N. Stavins. "Facilitating Linkage of Climate Policies Through the Paris Outcome." Climate Policy 16.8 (November 2016): 956-972.

Bunn, Matthew and Gary Samore. "Cancel the Plutonium Fuel Factory." The Hill. July 18, 2016.

Bunn, Matthew, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. Review of Transforming US Energy Innovation, ed. Anadon, Laura Diaz. 2016: 2.

Burns, Elizabeth T, Jane A Flegal, David W Keith, Aseem Mahajan, Dustin Tingley, and Gernot Wagner. "What Do People Think When They Think About Solar Geoengineering? A Review of Empirical Social Science Literature, and Prospects for Future Research.Earth's Future 4.11 (November 2016): 536-542.

Caramanis, Michael, lli Ntakou, William Hogan, Aranya Chakrabortty, and Jens Schoene. Co-Optimization of Power and Reserves in Dynamic T&D Power Markets With Nondispatchable Renewable Generation and Distributed Energy Resources. Michael Caramanis, E Proceedings of the IEEE. Invited paper. (April 2016)

David W. Cash, Ph.D. Presentation to Environment Protection Training and Research Institute. "Addressing Climate Change and Unleashing Economic Development." April 16, 2015, Hyderabad, India.

Chan, Gabriel, Carlo Carraro, Ottmar Edenhofer, Charles Kolstad, and Robert Stavins. "Reforming the IPCC's Assessment of Climate Change Economics." Climate Change Economics 7.1 (February 2016).

Clark, William C., Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Louis Lebel, and Gilberto C. Gallopin. "Crafting Usable Knowledge for Sustainable Development.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.17 (April 26, 2016): 4570–4578.

Collins, Ross D., Noelle E. Selin, Olivier L. de Weck, and William C. Clark. "Using Inclusive Wealth for Policy Evaluation: Application to Electricity Infrastructure Planning in Oil-Exporting Countries.Ecological Economics 133 (January 2017): 23-34.

Diaz Anadon, Laura, Erin Baker, and Valentina Bosetti. "Integrating Uncertainty into Public Energy Research and Development Decisions." Nature Energy 2 (May 2017).

Diaz Anadon, Laura, Gabriel Chan, Alicia G. Harley, Kira Matus, Suerie Moon, Sharmila L. Murthy, and William C. Clark. "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.35 (August 2016): 9682-9690.

Dykema, J.A., David Keith, and F.N. Keutsch. "Improved Aerosol Radiative Properties as a Foundation for Solar Geoengineering Risk Assessment." Geophysical Research Letters 43.14 (July 2016): 7758-7766.

Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.

Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "Implications of Climate Change for Children in Developing Countries." Future of Children 26.1 (Spring 2016): 115-132.

Hanna, Rema, and Paulina Oliva. "Moving Up the Energy Ladder: The Effect of an Increase in Economic Well-Being on the Fuel Consumption Choices of the Poor in India." American Economic Review 105.5 (May 2015): 242-246.

Hanna, Rema, Esther Duflo, and Michael Greenstone. "Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves." American Economic Review 8.1 (February 2016): 80-114.

Hogan, William W. Demand Response: Getting the Prices Right (February 15, 2016). Published version in Public Utilities Fortnightly, March 2016. (6 pages)

Hogan, William W. State Policies and Wholesale Markets. Comments for FERC Technical Conference. (May 2, 2017).

Hogan, William W. "Virtual Bidding and Electricity Market Design." The Electricity Journal 29.5 (June 2016): 33-47.

Hogan, William W. and Pope, Susan L. Priorities for the Evolution of an Energy-Only Electricity Market Design in ERCOT. May 2017.

Jasanoff, Sheila. The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future. W.W.Norton, 2016.

Juma, Calestous. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Keith, David, Gernot Wagner, and Juan Moreno-Cruz. "Modeling the Effects of Climate Engineering." Science 352.6293 (June 2016): 1526-1527.

Keith, David W., and Peter J. Irvine. "Solar Geoengineering Could Substantially Reduce Climate Risks: A Research Hypothesis for the next Decade." Earth's Future 4 (November 2016): 549-559.

Keith, David W., Debra K. Weisenstein, John A. Dykema, Frank N. Keutsch. "Stratospheric Solar Geoengineering Without Ozone Loss." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.52 (December 2016): 14910-14914.

Matson, Pamela, William C. Clark, and Krister Andersson. Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice. Princeton University Press, 2016.

Narayanamurti, Venkatesh and Tolu Odumosu. Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. Harvard University Press, 2016.

National Academy of Sciences. The Power of Change. National Academy of Sciences Report on Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies. (September 8, 2016).

Peng, Wei; Jiahai Yuan; Yu Zhao; Meiyun Lin; Qiang Zhang; David G Victor; and Denise L Mauzeral. "Air quality and climate benefits of long-distance electricity transmission in China." Environmental Research Letters 13 June 2017, Volume 12, Number 6.

Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." Climate Policy 16.3 (April 2016): 284-300.

Santen, Nidhi R., and Laura Diaz Anadon. "Balancing Solar PV Deployment and RD&D: A Comprehensive Framework for Managing Innovation Uncertainty in Electricity Technology Investment Planning.Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 60 (July 2016): 560-569.

Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Experience with Cap and Trade." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 11.1 (March 2017): 59-79.

Stavins, Robert N. "Onerous for Experts, IPCC Process in Danger of Becoming Politicized." The Environmental Forum 34.1 (January 2017): 15.

Vietor, Richard H.K. and Sheldahl-Thomason, Haviland, "Mexico's Energy Reform." January 23, 2017. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Wagner, Gernot, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Uncertainty." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-025, August 2016.

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