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Joshua Linn
Senior Fellow
202-328-5047
linn@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Josh Linn’s research centers on the effect of environmental regulation and market incentives on technology, with particular focus on the electricity sector and markets for new vehicles. His work on the electricity sector has compared the effectiveness of cap and trade and alternative policy instruments in promoting new technology, including renewable electricity technologies.  
Featured Publications
Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Erich Muehlegger
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the Electricity Sector under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw
Journal of the Association for Environmental and Resource Economics | Spring/Summer 2014 | Vol. 1, No. 1/2 | pp. 97-134 | Related Discussion Paper 13-05
 
Renewable Electricity Policy, Intermittency, and Cost-Effectiveness
Harrison Fell and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(3): 688-707 | Related Discussion Paper 12-54
 
Fuel Prices and New Vehicle Fuel Economy—Comparing the United States and Western Europe
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(2) | pp. 280-300 | Related Discussion Paper 11-37
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
Journal of Urban Economics | Vol. 78 | pp. 1-18 | Related Discussion Paper 12-35
 
Evaluating “Cash-for-Clunkers: Program Effects on Auto Sales and the Environment
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Elisheba Spiller
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2013 | Vol. 65(2) | pp. 175-193 | Related Discussion Paper 10-39-REV
 
New Vehicle Characteristics and the Cost of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
RAND Journal of Economics | 2012 | Vol. 43 (1) | pp. 186-213 | Related Discussion Paper 10-50
 
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and the Market for New Vehicles
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Annual Review of Resource Economics | 2011 | v3 | pp. 445-62 | Related Discussion Paper 10-68
 
Incentives of Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Investment in Low-Carbon Electricity Technologies in Texas
Anya Castillo and Joshua Linn
Energy Policy | Vol. 39, No. 3 | pp. 1831-1844
 
The Price of Gasoline and New Vehicle Fuel Economy: Evidence from Monthly Sales Data
Joshua Linn and Thomas Klier
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy | Vol. 2 (3) | pp. 134-53
 
Who Pays for Cleaner Air? Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 59, No. 1 | pp. 1-14
 
The Effect of Cap-and-Trade Programs on Firms’ Profits: Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2010 | Vol. 59, No. 1. | pp. 1-14.
 
Energy Prices and the Adoption of Energy-Saving Technology
Joshua Linn
Economic Journal | Vol. 118 | pp. 1986-2012
 
Technological Modifications in the Nitrogen Oxides Tradable Permit Program
Joshua Linn
Energy Journal | Vol. 29, No. 3. | 153-176.
 
Market Size in Innovation: Theory and Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry
Daron Acemoglu and Joshua Linn
Quarterly Journal of Economics | Vol. 119, No. 3. | 1049-1090.
 
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JOURNAL ARTICLES
The Costs and Consequences of Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw, Josh Linn, Karen Palmer and Anthony Paul
American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings | 104(5) | 557-562 | Related Discussion Paper 14-01
 
Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Erich Muehlegger
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the Electricity Sector under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw
Journal of the Association for Environmental and Resource Economics | Spring/Summer 2014 | Vol. 1, No. 1/2 | pp. 97-134 | Related Discussion Paper 13-05
 
Renewable Electricity Policy, Intermittency, and Cost-Effectiveness
Harrison Fell and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(3): 688-707 | Related Discussion Paper 12-54
 
Fuel Prices and New Vehicle Fuel Economy—Comparing the United States and Western Europe
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(2) | pp. 280-300 | Related Discussion Paper 11-37
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
Journal of Urban Economics | Vol. 78 | pp. 1-18 | Related Discussion Paper 12-35
 
Evaluating “Cash-for-Clunkers: Program Effects on Auto Sales and the Environment
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Elisheba Spiller
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2013 | Vol. 65(2) | pp. 175-193 | Related Discussion Paper 10-39-REV
 
New Vehicle Characteristics and the Cost of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
RAND Journal of Economics | 2012 | Vol. 43 (1) | pp. 186-213 | Related Discussion Paper 10-50
 
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and the Market for New Vehicles
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Annual Review of Resource Economics | 2011 | v3 | pp. 445-62 | Related Discussion Paper 10-68
 
Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization and Safety
Mark A. Cohen, Madeline Gottlieb, Joshua Linn, and Nathan Richardson
Vanderbilt Law Review | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-65
 
Incentives of Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Investment in Low-Carbon Electricity Technologies in Texas
Anya Castillo and Joshua Linn
Energy Policy | Vol. 39, No. 3 | pp. 1831-1844
 
The Price of Gasoline and New Vehicle Fuel Economy: Evidence from Monthly Sales Data
Joshua Linn and Thomas Klier
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy | Vol. 2 (3) | pp. 134-53
 
Who Pays for Cleaner Air? Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 59, No. 1 | pp. 1-14
 
The Effect of Cap-and-Trade Programs on Firms’ Profits: Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2010 | Vol. 59, No. 1. | pp. 1-14.
 
Why Do Oil Shocks Matter? The Role of Inter-Industry Linkages
Joshua Linn
Economic Inquiry | Vol. 47, No. 3 | pp. 549-567
 
Why Do Oil Shocks Matter? The Role of Inter-Industry Linkages
Joshua Linn
Economic Inquiry | 2009 | Vol. 47, No. 3 | pp. 549-567
 
Energy Prices and the Adoption of Energy-Saving Technology
Joshua Linn
Economic Journal | Vol. 118 | pp. 1986-2012
 
Technological Modifications in the Nitrogen Oxides Tradable Permit Program
Joshua Linn
Energy Journal | Vol. 29, No. 3. | 153-176.
 
Bush v. Gore and the Effect of New Source Review on Power Plant Emissions
Ian Lange and Joshua Linn
Environmental and Resource Economics | Vol. 40, No. 4. | 571-591.
 
Regulatory Conflict in the Chicago VOC Control Program
Richard Kosobud, Houston Stokes, Carol Tallarico and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management | Vol. 51, No. 4. | pp. 561-579.
 
Did Medicare Induce Pharmaceutical Innovation?
Daron Acemoglu, David Cutler, Amy Finkelstein and Joshua Linn
American Economic Review (AEA Papers and Proceedings) | Vol. 96, No. 2.
 
Market Size in Innovation: Theory and Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry
Daron Acemoglu and Joshua Linn
Quarterly Journal of Economics | Vol. 119, No. 3. | 1049-1090.
 
  
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