Matthew J. Kotchen

Professor of Economics

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2013

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    Gillingham K, MJ Kotchen, DS Rapson, G Wagner. “Energy policy: the rebound effect is overplayed. Nature 493.” Nature 493 (2013): 475-476. DOI: 10.1038/493475a
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    Kotchen, M., Boyle, K., & Leiserowitz, A. “Willingness to pay and policy-instrument choice for climate change policy in the United States (in press).” Energy Policy (2013).
  • 2012

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    Aldy, J., Kotchen, M., & Leiserowitz, A. “Willingness to pay and political support for a U.S. national clean energy standard.” Nature Climate Change 2 (2012): 596-599. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1527
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    Jacobsen GD, Kotchen MJ, Vandenbergh MP. “The behavioral response to voluntary provision of an environmental public good: Evidence from residential electricity demand.” European Economic Review 56 (2012): 946-960. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2012.02.008
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    Kotchen, M. “"Climate Policy and Voluntary Initiatives: An Evaluation of the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program,” In The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy.” Ed. D. Fullerton and C. Wolfram Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  • 2011

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    Kotchen, M. and L. Grant. “Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 93.4 (2011): 1172-1185. DOI: 10.1162/REST_a_00131
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    van ‘t Veld, K. and M. Kotchen. “Green Clubs.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 62 (2011): 309-322. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2011.03.009
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    Kotchen, M. ““An Economic Framework for Evaluating Climate Proofing Investments on Infrastructure,” In Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Guidance for Practitioners and Planners, United Nations Development Program.” United Nations Development Program, 2011.
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    Kotchen, M. ““Cost-Benefit Analysis,” In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather.” 2nd Edition, Ed. S. Schneider, M. Mastrandrea, and T. Root Oxford University Press, 2011.
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    Kotchen, M. and S. Salant. “A Free Lunch in the Commons.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61 (2011): 245-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2010.11.002
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    Kahn, M. and M. Kotchen. “Business Cycle Effects on Concern About Climate Change: The Chilling Effect of Recession.” Climate Change Economics 2.3 (2011): 257-273. DOI: 10.1142/S2010007811000292
  • 2010

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    Conte, M. and M. Kotchen. “Explaining the Price of Voluntary Carbon Offsets.” Climate Change Economics 1.2 (2010): 93-111. DOI: 10.1142/S2010007810000091
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    Love, D. and M. Kotchen. “Grades, Course Evaluations, and Academic Incentives.” Eastern Economic Journal 36 (2010): 151-163. DOI: 10.1057/eej.2009.6
  • 2009

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    Kotchen, M. and S. Schulte. “A Meta-Analysis of Cost of Community Service Studies.” International Regional Science Review 32 (2009): 376-399. DOI: 10.1177/0160017609336082
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    Kotchen, M. “Voluntary Provision of Public Goods for Bads: A Theory of Environmental Offsets.” Economic Journal 119.537 (2009): 883-899. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2008.02215.x
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    Kotchen, M. and K. van ‘t Veld. ““An Economics Perspective on Treating Voluntary Programs as Clubs,”.” In Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective. Ed. M. Potoski and A. Prakash MIT Press, 2009.
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    Kotchen, M. ““Some Microeconomics of Eco-Entrepreneurship,” In the Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth.” Ed. G. Libecap Elsevier Science/JAI Press publishing, 2009.
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    Kotchen, M., J. Kallaos, K. Wheeler, C. Wong, and M. Zahller. “Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater: Behavior, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for a Disposal Program.” Journal of Environmental Management 90 (2009): 1476-1482. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.10.002
  • 2008

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    Lenihan, H., M. Adjeroud, M. Kotchen, J. Hench, T. Nakamura. “Reef Structure Regulates Small-Scale Spatial Variation in Coral Bleaching.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 270 (2008): 127-141. DOI: 10.3354/meps07622
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    Tague, C., S. Valentine, and M. Kotchen. “The Effect of Geomorphic Channel Restoration on Streamflow and Groundwater in a Snow-Melt Dominated Watershed.” Water Resources Research 44.10 (2008): W10415.
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    Kotchen, M. and M. Moore. “Conservation: From Voluntary Restraint to a Voluntary Price Premium.” Environmental and Resource Economics 40.2 (2008): 195-215. Link
  • 2007

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    Kotchen, M. “Equilibrium Existence and Uniqueness in Impure Public Good Models.” Economics Letters 97 (2007): 91-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2007.02.025
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    Kotchen, M. and M. Moore. “Private Provision of Environmental Public Goods: Household Participation in Green-Electricity Programs.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53 (2007): 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2006.06.003
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    Kotchen, M. and O. Young. “Meeting the Challenges of the Anthropocene: Toward a Science of Coupled Human-Biophysical Systems.” Global Environmental Change 17 (2007): 149-151.
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    Aldrich, G., K. Grimsrud, J. Thacher, and M. Kotchen,. “Relating Environmental Attitudes and Contingent Values: How Robust Are Methods for Identifying Preference Heterogeneity?.” Environmental and Resource Economics 37 (2007): 757-775. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-006-9054-7
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    Kotchen, M. and N. Burger. “Should We Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? An Economic Perspective.” Energy Policy 35 (2007): 4720-4729.