Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard

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Ansolabehere, Stephen, and Robert Fri. "Social Sciences & the Alternative Energy Future." Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 142 (1) Winter 2013.

Herrnstadt, Evan, and Erich J. Muehlegger. "Weather, Salience of Climate Change and Congressional Voting." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-023, June 2013.

Sunstein, Cass. "With Clean-Energy Default Rules, It's Easy Being Green." Bloomberg Businessweek Politics & Policy, April 4, 2013.

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Aldy, Joseph, and Robert Stavins. "Using the Market to Address Climate Change: Insights from Theory & Experience." Daedalus 2012, 141:2, 45-60.

Aldy, Joseph, Matthew J. Kotchen, and Anthony A. Leiserowitz. "Willingness to Pay and Political Support for a US National Clean Energy Standard." Nature Climate Change (2012), doi:10.1038/nclimate1527

Ansolabehere, Stephen, and David Konisky. "The American Public's Energy Choice." Daedalus 2012, 141:2, 61-71.

Fri, Robert W. and Stephen Ansolabehere. "The Alternative Energy Future: Challenges for Technological Change." Daedalus 2012, 141:2, 5-9.

Schrag, Daniel. "Is Shale Gas Good for Climate Change?" Daedalus 2012, 141:2, 72-80.

Wagner, Gernot, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Climate Policy: Hard Problem, Soft Thinking." Climatic Change 110.3/4 (February 2012): 507-521.

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Berger, Alan, Case Brown, Carolyn Kousky, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy." Risk Analysis 31.9 (September 2011): 1423–1433.

Russell, Christine. "The Importance of Energy Reporters: A Q&A with the NYT’s Matthew Wald about Japan’s nuclear crisis." Columbia Journalism Review, The Observatory, The Water Cooler — April 8, 2011 11:02 AM.

Viscusi, W. Kip, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Addressing Catastrophic Risks: Disparate Anatomies Require Tailored Therapies." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-045, November 2011.

Wagner, Gernot, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. "Climate policy: hard problem, soft thinking." Climatic Change 10 May 2011.

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Allcott, Hunt, and Sendhil Mullainathan. "Behavior and Energy Policy." Science 5 March 2010: Vol. 327. no. 5970, pp. 1204 - 1205.

Bazerman, M.H.  “U.S. Energy Policy: Overcoming Barriers to Action.”  Environment, September-October, 2009.   (This is a adaptation of a paper that originally appeared in K. Gallagher (Ed.), Acting in Time on Energy Policy. Washington, DC: Brookings, 2009.)

Di Tella, Rafael, Juan Dubra and Robert MacCulloch. “A Resource Belief-Curse: Oil and Individualism.” In The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment, edited by William Hogan and Federico Sturzenegger. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010.

Robert, Christopher, and Richard Zeckhauser. "The Methodology of Positive Policy Analysis." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-041, September 2010.

Stavins, Robert N. "The Problem of the Commons: Still Unsettled After 100 Years." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-042, September 2010.

Vogel, David, Michael W. Toffel, Diahanna Post, and Nazli Z. Uludere Aragon. "Environmental Federalism in the European Union and the United States." Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 10-085. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, March 2010.{back to top}


Anderson, James. "Viewpoint: Strategic Choices for Global Energy: Constraints from Feedbacks in the Climate System." ChemSusChem 2, no. 5 (May 2009): 369-376.

Bazerman, Max H.  “Barriers to Acting in Time on Energy and Strategies for Overcoming Them.”  In Kelly Sims Gallagher, ed., Acting in Time on Energy Policy.    Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press (2009).

Ellwood, David. "Foreword." Acting in Time on Energy Policy. Ed. Kelly Sims Gallagher. Brookings Institution Press, 2009, vii-xii.

Holdren, John P. "Science in the White House." Science 324.5927 (May 2009): 567.

King, Andrew A. and Michael W. Toffel. “Self-regulatory Institutions for Solving Environmental Problems: Perspectives and Contributions from the Management Literature.” In Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives, edited by Magali Delmas and Oran Young, 98-115. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Reid, Erin Marie, and Michael W. Toffel. “Responding to Public and Private Politics: Corporate Disclosure of Climate Change Strategies.Strategic Management Journal 30, no. 11 (November 2009): 1157-1178. {back to top}


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