Erin T. Mansur
Revers Professor of Business Administration
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Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Tuck School of Business
100 Tuck Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Office: 112 Buchanan Hall
Phone: (603) 646-2398
Fax: (603) 646-0995


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Journal Publications

Books and Chapters

    Working Papers



*  “How Important Has Natural Gas Been to U.S. CO2 Emission Reductions Since 2007?”
Joint with Matthew Kotchen
Nature Communications, forthcoming.

*  “Damages and Expected Deaths Due to Excess NOx Emissions from 2009-2015 Volkswagen Diesel Vehicles”
Joint with Stephen P. Holland, Nicolas Muller, and Andrew Yates
Environmental Science and Technology, forthcoming.

*  “Electricity Shortages and Firm Productivity: Evidence from China's Industrial Firms”
Joint with Karen Fisher-Vanden and Juliana Qiong Wang
Journal of Development Economics, Volume 114, May 2015, Pages 172-188.

*  “Measuring Climatic Impacts on Energy Expenditures: A Review of the Empirical Literature”
Joint with Maximilian Auffhammer
Energy Economics, Volume 46, November 2014, Pages 522–530.

* “Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies”
Joint with Josh Graff Zivin and Matt Kotchen
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 107, Part A, November 2014, Pages 248–268.

*  “How Stringent are the US EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?”
Joint with Matt Kotchen
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Volume 8, Issue 2, Summer 2014, Pages 290–306.

*  “Profiting from Regulation: Evidence from the European Carbon Market”
Joint with Jim Bushnell and Howard Chong
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 5, Issue 4, November 2013, Pages 78-106.

*  “Prices vs. Quantities: Environmental Regulation and Imperfect Competition”
Journal of Regulatory Economics, Volume 44, Issue 1, August 2013, Pages 80-102.

*  “Do Local Energy Prices and Regulation Affect the Geographic Concentration of Employment? A Border Pairs Approach”
Joint with Matthew Kahn
Journal of Public Economics, Volume 101, May 2013, Pages 105-114.

*  “The Value of Scarce Water: Measuring the Inefficiency of Municipal Regulations”
Joint with Sheila Olmstead
Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 71, Issue 3, May 2012, pages 332–346.

*  “What Do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California's NOx Trading Program”
Joint with Meredith Fowlie and Stephen Holland
American Economic Review, Volume 102, Issue 2, April 2012, pages 1-29.

*  “Vertical Targeting and Leakage in Carbon Policy”
Joint with Jim Bushnell
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Volume 101, Issue 3, May 2011, pages 263-267.

*  “Averting Regulatory Enforcement: Evidence from New Source Review”
Joint with Nat Keohane and Andrey Voynov
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2009, pages 75-104.

*  “Is Real-Time Pricing Green? The Environmental Impacts of Electricity Demand Variance”
Joint with Stephen Holland
Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 90, Issue 3, August 2008, pages 550-561.

*  “Measuring Welfare in Restructured Electricity Markets”
Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 90, Issue 2, May 2008, pages 369-386.

*  “Vertical Arrangements, Market Structure, and Competition: An Analysis of Restructured U.S. Electricity Markets”
Joint with Jim Bushnell and Celeste Saravia
American Economic Review, Volume 98, Issue 1, March 2008, pages 237-266.

*  “Climate Change Adaptation: A Study of Fuel Choice and Consumption in the U.S. Energy Sector”
Joint with Robert Mendelsohn and Wendy Morrison
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 55, Issue 2, March 2008, pages 175-193.

*  “Reformulating Competition? Gasoline Content Regulation and Wholesale Gasoline Prices”
Joint with Jennifer Brown, Justine Hastings, and Sofia Villas-Boas
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 55, Issue 1, January 2008, pages 1-19.

*  “Do Oligopolists Pollute Less? Evidence from a Restructured Electricity Market”
Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 55, Issue 4, December 2007, pages 661-689.

*  “Upstream Competition and Vertical Integration in Electricity Markets”
Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 50, Issue 1, February 2007, pages 125-156.

*  “The Short-Run Effects of Time-Varying Prices in Competitive Electricity Markets”
Joint with Stephen Holland
The Energy Journal, Volume 27, Issue 4, October 2006, pages 127-155.

*  “Consumption under Noisy Price Signals: A Study of Electricity Retail Rate Deregulation in San Diego”
Joint with Jim Bushnell
Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 53, Issue 4, December 2005, pages 493-513.

*  “Examining Policies to Reduce Homelessness using a General Equilibrium Model of the Housing Market”
Joint with John Quigley, Steven Raphael, and Eugene Smolensky
Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 52, Issue 2, September 2002, pages 316-340.

*  “The Environmental Effects of SO2 Trading and Banking”
Joint with Dallas Burtraw
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 33, Issue 20, October 15, 1999, pages 3489-3494. 

*  “Costs and Benefits of Reducing Air Pollutants Related to Acid Rain”
Joint with Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, David Austin, and Deirdre Farrell
Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 16, Issue 4, October 1998, pages 379-400.  



*  “Are Electric Cars Greener? Depends on Where You Live”
Joshua Graff Zivin, Matthew Kotchen and Erin Mansur
Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2014.

*  “Upstream versus Downstream Implementation of Climate Policy”
Chapter 10 in Don Fullerton and Catherine Wolfram, ed.
The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, University of Chicago Press. 2012. 344 pages.

*  “Renewables Forecasts in a Low Carbon World: A Brief Overview”
Chapter 3 in Boaz Moselle, Jorge Padilla, and Richard Schmalensee, ed.
Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems: Theory, Practice, Policy. RFF Press. 2010. 368 pages.

*  Homelessness in California
John Quigley, Steven Raphael, and Eugene Smolensky, with Erin Mansur and Larry Rosenthal
GSPP Public Policy Institute of California Publication. 2001. 93 pages. 



*  Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking Revolution
Joint with Jim Feyrer and Bruce Sacerdote
NBER Working Paper 21624.
Paper to be revised and resubmitted to the American Economic Review.

*  Are There Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles? The Importance of Local Factors
Joint with Stephen Holland, Nick Muller, and Andy Yates
NBER Working Paper 21291.
Paper to be revised and resubmitted to the American Economic Review.

*  “Market Organization and Efficiency in Electricity Markets”
Joint with Matt White
Paper to be revised and resubmitted to the American Economic Review.

*  “Inferring Carbon Abatement Costs in Electricity Markets: A Revealed Preference Approach using the Shale Revolution”
Joint with Joseph Cullen
NBER Working Paper 20795.

*  “Distributional Impacts of Air Pollution from Electric Car Subsidies”
Joint with Stephen Holland, Nick Muller, and Andy Yates

*  Technology Adoption as Climate Adaptation: Evidence from US Air Conditioning Penetration
Joint with Ian Sue Wing

*  “Vertical Commitments and the Price Effects of Mergers: Evidence from Electricity Markets”
Joint with Jim Bushnell and Frank Wolak

*  “Do Firms Respond to Market Based Environmental Instruments? Evidence from Bidding Behavior in Electricity Markets”
Joint with Steve Puller





Auffhammer, Max

University of California at Berkeley

Austin, David

Resources for the Future

Brown, Jennifer

Northwestern University

Burtraw, Dallas

Resources for the Future

Bushnell, Jim

University of California at Davis

Chong, Howard

Cornell University

Cullen, Joseph

Washington University in St. Louis

Farrell, Deirdre

Resources for the Future

Feyrer, Jim

Dartmouth College

Fisher-Vanden, Karen

Pennsylvania State University

Fowlie, Meredith

University of California at Berkeley

Graff Zivin, Josh

University of California at San Diego

Hastings, Justine

Brown University

Holland, Stephen

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Kahn, Matthew

University of California Los Angeles

Keohane, Nat

Environmental Defense Fund

Kotchen, Matt

Yale University

Krupnick, Alan

Resources for the Future

Mendelsohn, Robert

Yale University

Morrison, Wendy

Texas A&M University

Muller, Nick

Middlebury College

Olmstead, Sheila

University of Texas at Austin

Puller, Steve

Texas A&M University

Quigley, John

University of California at Berkeley

Raphael, Steven

University of California at Berkeley

Rosenthal, Larry

University of California at Berkeley

Sacerdote, Bruce

Dartmouth College

Saravia, Celeste

Cornerstone Research

Smolensky, Eugene

University of California at Berkeley

Villas-Boas, Sofia

University of California at Berkeley

Voynov, Andrey

Yale University

Wang, Juliana Qiong

University of Southern California

White, Matt

ISO New England

Wing, Ian Sue

Boston University

Wolak, Frank

Stanford University

Yates, Andy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill