Catherine Hausman





"Power Flows: Transmission Lines, Allocative Efficiency, and Corporate Profits." 2024. NBER Working Paper 32091. Revise and resubmit, American Economic Review.
[NBER Working Paper] [Utility Dive] [RTO Insider] [States Newsroom] [R Street]


"Power system decarbonization: A comparison between carbon taxes and forcing coal power plant retirements." With Jing Peng, Jesse Buchsbaum, and Johanna L. Mathieu. Accepted, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.


"Measurement-based carbon intensity of US offshore oil and gas production." 2024. With Gorchov Negron, A. M., E. A. Kort, G. Plant, A. R. Brandt, Y. Chen, and M. L. Smith. Environmental Research Letters, 19: 064027.
[Journal Article (ungated)]


"Spillovers from Ancillary Services to Wholesale Energy Markets." 2024. With Jesse Buchsbaum, Johanna L. Mathieu, and Jing Peng. RAND Journal of Economics, 55(1): 87-111.
[Journal Article (ungated)] [Utility Dive]
(A previous version of this paper circulated under the title "Multi-Product Firms in Electricity Markets: Implications for Climate Policy.")


"Transmission Impossible? Prospects for Decarbonizing the US Grid." 2023. With Lucas Davis and Nancy L. Rose. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 37(4): 155-80.
[Journal Article (ungated)] [Data & code]


"Excess methane emissions from shallow water platforms elevate the carbon intensity of US Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production." 2023. With Gorchov Negron, A. M., E. A. Kort, Y. Chen, A. R. Brandt, M. L. Smith, G. Plant, A. K. Ayasse, S. Schwietzke, D. Zavala-Araiza, and A. F. Adames-Corraliza. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(15).
[Journal Article (open access).]


"Who Will Pay for Legacy Utility Costs?" 2022. With Lucas Davis. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 9(6): 1047-1277.
[Journal Article] [NBER Working Paper] [EI@Haas (ungated) Working Paper] [Blogpost] [Public Radio]


"Long-term Impacts of Energy Storage Providing Regulation on Power Plant Retirements and System Emissions." 2022. With Jing Peng, Johanna L. Mathieu, and Jesse Buchsbaum. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).


"Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution." 2021. With Samuel Stolper. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 110: 102552.
[Journal Article] [Manuscript] [Podcast]


"Are Energy Executives Rewarded For Luck?" 2020. With Lucas Davis. The Energy Journal. 41(6): 157-180.
[Journal Article] [NBER Working Paper] [EI@Haas Working Paper] [VoxEU Column] [The Conversation] [Blogpost] [Code (zip)]


"Shock Value: Bill Smoothing and Energy Price Pass-Through." 2019. Journal of Industrial Economics. 67(2): 242-278.
[Journal Article] [Manuscript]


"Price Regulation and Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks." With Lucija Muehlenbachs. 2019. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 6(1): 73-109.
[Journal Article] [The Conversation] [NBER Digest] [Public Radio] [Code]


"Regression Discontinuity in Time: Considerations for Empirical Applications." With David Rapson. 2018. Annual Review of Resource Economics. 10: 533-552.
[Journal Article] [EI@Haas Working Paper] [Code]


"Climate Change is Projected to Have Severe Impacts on the Frequency and Intensity of Peak Electricity Demand across the United States." With Maximilian Auffhammer and Patrick Baylis. 2017. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(8): 1886-1891.
[Journal Article] [Blog]


"Market Impacts of a Nuclear Power Plant Closure." With Lucas Davis. 2016. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 8(2): 92-122.
[Journal Article] [Supplementary] [EI@Haas Working Paper] [Blogpost] [VoxEU Column]
(A previous version of this paper circulated under the title "The Value of Transmission in Electricity Markets: Evidence from a Nuclear Power Plant Closure.")


"Welfare and Distributional Implications of Shale Gas." With Ryan Kellogg. 2015. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Spring: 71-125.
[Journal Article] [Appendix] [Download Data (Zip)] [Brookings Summary] [NBER Digest] [VoxEU Column]


"Corporate Incentives and Nuclear Safety." 2014. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 6(3): 178-206.
[Journal Article] [Supplementary] [EI@Haas Working Paper] [Blogpost]
(This paper was replicated by: Lei, Z. and Tsai, C. 2019. "Market Deregulation and Nuclear Safety." Energy Economics. I respond to Lei and Tsai in: Hausman, C. 2019. "Comment: Market Deregulation and Nuclear Safety." Energy Economics.)


"Biofuels and Land Use Change: Sugarcane and Soybean Acreage Response in Brazil." 2012. Environmental and Resource Economics. 51(2):163-187.
[Journal Article] [Manuscript]


"Farm Acreage Shocks and Crop Prices: An SVAR Approach to Understanding the Impacts of Biofuels." With Maximilian Auffhammer and Peter Berck. 2012. Environmental and Resource Economics. 53(1):117-136.
[Journal Article] [Manuscript]



Other Writing


"Principles for Public Investment in Climate-Responsible Energy Innovation." 2023. The Hamilton Project.
[Policy Proposal] [Summary]


Carbon pricing video.


"Plugging the Leaks: Why Existing Financial Incentives Aren't Enough to Reduce Methane." With Daniel Raimi. 2019. Kleinman Center for Energy Policy -- Policy Digest.
[Policy Digest] [Related Podcast] [Related Lightning Talk]


"Comments to US EPA on the Proposed Reconsideration of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources." With Daniel Raimi. 2018.
[Public Comment]


"Power of the Atom." With Lucas Davis. 2015. IMF Finance and Development. 52(4): 18-19.



Older Publications and Working Papers


"An Anatomy of Trade in the 2008-09 Crisis." With Mona Haddad and Ann Harrison. In Managing Openness: Trade and Outward-Oriented Growth after the Crisis, edited by Mona Haddad and Ben Shepherd. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank.
[Book Chapter]


"Decomposing the Great Trade Collapse: Products, Prices, and Quantities in the 2008-2009 Crisis." With Mona Haddad and Ann Harrison. NBER Working Paper 16253.
[Manuscript] [VoxEU Column]