"Who Wins from Emissions Trading? Evidence from California"


Paper co-authored with Corbett Grainger


Published in Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics

We examined the distributional effects of southern California’s air pollution cap-and-trade program and found that higher-income groups and African Americans benefit from cap-and-trade.

"The Consequences of Natural Gas Subsidy Reform: The Case of Air Pollution in Thailand"

Job market paper

This paper investigates the effects of a compressed natural gas subsidy and its availability and relation to air pollution in Thailand. As compressed natural gas is adopted in many countries due to a governmental requirement, the voluntary adoption of compressed natural gas has not been comprehensively studied. To my knowledge, this is the first paper that analyzes the mechanisms and air pollution consequences of a voluntary alternative fuel substitution policy. I find that increasing the availability of compressed natural gas, via the setup of natural gas fueling stations, is the largest driver of compressed natural gas adoption and causes SO2 levels to decrease.

"Property Rights and Coordinated Use of a Large Scale Natural Resource: Evidence from Fisheries in Washington State"

Ongoing project co-authored with 

Dominic Parker

We examine the effect of different property rights regulation between commercial and tribal fishermen in Washington state. Commercial fishermen are constrained by the number of boats each season. On the other hand, tribal fishermen are constrained by where to fish. Because commercial fishermen can use larger boats to intercept salmon before it migrates to rivers, tribal fishermen are worse off by this policy.