Matthew J. Kotchen

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; 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.

2017

  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J., Z. M. Turk, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Public willingness to pay for a US carbon tax and preferences for spending the revenue.” Environmental Research Letters 12.9 (2017): 094012. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa822a
  • Journal Article
    Boyle, K. J, M. J. Kotchen, and V. K. Smith. “Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations.” Science 358.6359 (2017): 49-50. DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8023
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. “Longer-Run Evidence on Whether Building Energy Codes Reduce Residential Energy Consumption.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 4.1 (2017): 135-153. DOI: 10.1086/689703
  • Journal Article - Forthcoming
    Kotchen, M. J. and N. K. Negi. “Cofinancing in Environment and Development: Evidence from the Global Environment Facility.” The World Bank Economic Review (2017): lhw048. DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhw048
  • 2016

  • Journal Article
    Burke M., M. Craxton, C. D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graff-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W. M.Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D. L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, I. Rudik, J. Stock, and R. Tol. “Opportunities for advances in climate change economics.” Science 352.6283 (2016): 292-293. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9634
  • 2015

  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. “Reconsidering Donations for Nonmarket Valuation.” Environmental & Resource Economics 62.3 (2015): 481-490. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-014-9825-5
  • 2014

  • Journal Article
    Fowlie, M., L. Goulder, M. Kotchen, S. Borenstein, J. Bushnell, L. Davis, M. Greenstone, C. Kolstad, C. Knittel, R. Stavins, M. Wara, F. Wolak, and C. Wolfram. “An economic perspective on the EPA's Clean Power Plan.” Science 346.6211 (2014): 815-816. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261349
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and M. Potoski. “Conflicts of interest distort public evaluations: Evidence from NCAA football coaches.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107.Part A (2014): 51-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.07.018
  • Journal Article
    Graff Zivin, J. S., M. J. Kotchen, and E. T. Mansur. “Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of marginal emissions: Implications for electric cars and other electricity-shifting policies.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107.Part A (2014): 248-268. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.03.010
  • Journal Article
    Evans, M. F., M. J. Kotchen, and C. A. Vossler. “The identification of causal effects in environmental and energy economics.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107.Part A (2014): 173-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.05.001
  • Book Chapter
    Kotchen, M. J. “Public Goods.” Environmental and Nature Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia. Ed. J. Whitehead and T. Haab. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2014. Link
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and E. T. Mansur. “How Stringent Are the US EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants?.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8.2 (2014): 290-306. DOI: 10.1093/reep/reu003
  • Journal Article
    Deb, R., R. S. Gazzale, and M. J. Kotchen. “Testing motives for charitable giving: A revealed-preference methodology with experimental evidence.” Journal of Public Economics 120 (2014): 181-192. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.09.009
  • Journal Article
    Chan, N. W. and M. J. Kotchen. “A generalized impure public good and linear characteristics model of green consumption.” Resource and Energy Economics 37 (2014): 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2014.04.001
  • 2013

  • Journal Article
    Jacobsen, G. D. and M. J. Kotchen. “Are Building Codes Effective at Saving Energy? Evidence from Residential Billing Data in Florida.” Review of Economics and Statistics 95.1 (2013): 34-49. DOI: 10.1162/REST_a_00243
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. “Voluntary- and Information-Based Approaches to Environmental Management: A Public Economics Perspective.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 7.2 (2013): 276-295. DOI: 10.1093/reep/ret012
  • Journal Article
    Gillingham, K., M. J. Kotchen, D. S. Rapson, and G. Wagner. “Energy policy: the rebound effect is overplayed.” Nature 493 (2013): 475-476. DOI: 10.1038/493475a
  • Journal Article
    Jacobsen, G. D., M. J. Kotchen, and G. Clendenning. “Community-based incentives for environmental protection: the case of green electricity.” Journal of Regulatory Economics 44.1 (2013): 30-52. DOI: 10.1007/s11149-013-9213-z
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J., K. J. Boyle, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Willingness-to-pay and policy-instrument choice for climate-change policy in the United States.” Energy Policy 55 (2013): 617-625. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.12.058
  • 2012

  • Book Chapter
    Kotchen, M. J. “Climate Policy and Voluntary Initiatives: An Evaluation of the Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program.” The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy. Ed. D. Fullerton and C. Wolfram. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 145-156. Link
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. and J. J. Moon. “Corporate Social Responsibility for Irresponsibility.” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 12.1 (2012): Article 55. DOI: 10.1515/1935-1682.3308
  • Journal Article
    Jacobsen, G. D., M. J. Kotchen, and M. P. Vandenbergh. “The behavioral response to voluntary provision of an environmental public good: Evidence from residential electricity demand.” European Economic Review 56.5 (2012): 946-960. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2012.02.008
  • Journal Article
    Aldy, J. E., M. J. Kotchen, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Willingness to pay and political support for a US national clean energy standard.” Nature Climate Change 2.8 (2012): 596-599. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1527
  • Journal Article
    Kay, M. C., H. S. Lenihan, M. J. Kotchen, and C. J. Miller. “Effects of marine reserves on California spiny lobster are robust and modified by fine-scale habitat features and distance from reserve borders.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 451 (2012): 137-150. DOI: 10.3354/meps09592
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and L. E. 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
  • Journal Article
    van't Veld, K. and M. J. Kotchen. “Green Clubs.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 62.3 (2011): 309-322. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2011.03.009
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and S. W. Salant. “A free lunch in the commons.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61.3 (2011): 245-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2010.11.002
  • Journal Article
    Kahn, M. E. and M. J. 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
  • Book Chapter
    Kotchen, M. J. “Cost-Benefit Analysis.” Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather. 2nd Edition, Ed. S. Schneider, M. Mastrandrea, and T. Root. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, 2011. DOI: 10.1093/acref/9780199765324.001.0001
  • 2010

  • Journal Article
    Love, D. A. and M. J. Kotchen. “Grades, Course Evaluations, and Academic Incentives.” Eastern Economic Journal 36.2 (2010): 151-163. DOI: 10.1057/eej.2009.6
  • Journal Article
    Conte, M. N. and M. J. Kotchen. “Explaining the Price of Voluntary Carbon Offsets.” Climate Change Economics 1.2 (2010): 93-111. DOI: 10.1142/S2010007810000091
  • 2009

  • Journal Article
    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 90.3 (2009): 1476-1482. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.10.002
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and S. L. Schulte. “A Meta-Analysis of Cost of Community Service Studies.” International Regional Science Review 32.3 (2009): 376-399. DOI: 10.1177/0160017609336082
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. “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
  • Book Chapter
    Kotchen, M. and K. van ‘t Veld. “An Economics Perspective on Treating Voluntary Programs as Clubs.” Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective. Ed. M. Potoski and A. Prakash. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2009. 67-85. DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.003.0004
  • Book Chapter
    Kotchen, M. J. “Some microeconomics of eco-entrepreneurship.” Frontiers in Eco-Entrepreneurship Research. Ed. G. D. Libecap. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009. 25 - 37. DOI: 10.1108/S1048-4736(2009)0000020005
  • 2008

  • Journal Article
    Lenihan, H. S., M. Adjeroud, M. J. Kotchen, J. L. Hench, and T. Nakamura. “Reef structure regulates small-scale spatial variation in coral bleaching.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 370 (2008): 127-141. DOI: 10.3354/meps07622
  • Journal Article
    Tague, C., S. Valentine, and M. Kotchen. “The effect of geomorphic channel restoration on streamflow and groundwater in a snowmelt-dominated watershed.” Water Resources Research 44.10 (2008): W10415. DOI: 10.1029/2007wr006418
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and M. R. Moore. “Conservation: From Voluntary Restraint to a Voluntary Price Premium.” Environmental & Resource Economics 40.2 (2008): 195-215. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-007-9148-x
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and N. E. Burger. “Should we drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? An economic perspective.” Energy Policy 35.9 (2007): 4720-4729. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.04.007
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. “Equilibrium existence and uniqueness in impure public good models.” Economics Letters 97.2 (2007): 91-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2007.02.025
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J. and M. R. Moore. “Private provision of environmental public goods: Household participation in green-electricity programs.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53.1 (2007): 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2006.06.003
  • Journal Article
    Aldrich, G. A., K. M. Grimsrud, J. A. Thacher, and M. J. Kotchen. “Relating environmental attitudes and contingent values: how robust are methods for identifying preference heterogeneity?.” Environmental and Resource Economics 37.4 (2007): 757-775. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-006-9054-7