Publications

"The Value of Rarity: Evidence from a Collectible Good"

Forthcoming in the Journal of Industrial Economics

Paper in pdf format: Rarity.pdf


"Who (Else) Benefits from Electricity Deregulation? Coal prices, natural gas and price discrimination." With Ian Lange. Economic Inquiry, 58(3), pp. 1053-1075, July 2020.

Paper in pdf format: Rail_Coal.pdf


“When Should Carpools in HOV Lanes be Encouraged?” With Daniel Kaffine. Economic Inquiry, 57(1), pp. 667-684, January 2019. Paper in pdf format: Encourage_HOV.pdf


"Strategic Policy Choice in State-Level Regulation: The EPA's Clean Power Plan"

With James Bushnell, Stephen Holland and Christopher Knittel. The American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 9(2), May 2017. Paper in pdf format: CleanPowerPlan_latest.pdf


"When is Increasing Consumption of Common Property Optimal?

Sorting, Congestion and Entry in the Commons" With Daniel Kaffine. The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 81, January 2017. Paper in pdf format: Linked Common Property.pdf


"Some Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change Policy: The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Policies" With Stephen Holland, Christopher Knittel and Nathan Parker.

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(5), December 2015.

Paper in pdf format: ClimatePoliticalEcon.pdf


"Unintended Consequences of Transportation Carbon Policies" With Stephen Holland, Christopher Knittel and Nathan Parker. Energy Journal, 36(3), July 2015. Paper in pdf format: Unintended_latest.pdf


"Getting Green with Solar Subsidies: Evidence from the California Solar Initiative"

With Molly Podolefsky. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2(2), June 2015. Paper in pdf format: PV_Subsidies


"Carpooling and Driver Responses to Fuel Price Changes: Evidence from Traffic Flows in Los Angeles" With Antonio Bento and Daniel Kaffine. Journal of Urban Economics, 77, September 2013.

Paper in pdf format: HOV_Gas_Prices.pdf


"Market Power in the Rail Transport of Fuel Ethanol"

The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 62(2), September 2011.

Paper in pdf format: Ethanol_RR.pdf


"Greenhouse Gas Reductions Under Low Carbon Fuel Standards?" With Stephen Holland and Christopher Knittel. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 1(1), February 2009.

Paper in pdf format: Low_Carbon_Fuel_Standards.pdf


"Evidence of a Shift in the Short-Run Price Elasticity of Gasoline Demand"

With Christopher Knittel and Daniel Sperling. Energy Journal, 29(1), January 2008.

Paper in pdf format: Gasoline_Demand.pdf




Working Papers

"Food vs. Fuel? Impacts of petroleum shipments on agricultural prices." With James Bushnell

and Aaron Smith. Paper in pdf format: Rail_Grain.pdf


"Mode Choice, Energy, Emissions and the Rebound Effect in U.S. Freight Transportation."

With James Bushnell. Paper in pdf format: Freight_Modes_Rebound.pdf


"Decline in traffic congestion increased accident severity in the wake of COVID-19"

With Daniel Kaffine and Leah Kaffine. Paper in pdf format: COVID_Accidents.pdf



Work in Progress

Should we build HOV lanes? (and other second-best congestion policies)

With Daniel Kaffine

Jonathan E. Hughes

Associate Professor

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Department of Economics

University of Colorado at Boulder

Economics 102

  1. (303)735-0220

jonathan.e.hughes@colorado.edu

Vita: pdf

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