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Joshua Linn
Senior Fellow
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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Preparing for the Midterm CAFE Review
Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Resources | 2014 (187)
Preparing for the Midterm Review of the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rate Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: A Summary of Priority Research Questions
Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Issue Brief 14-04 | March 2014
How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Joshua Linn, Virginia D. McConnell
Resources | 2013 (184)
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Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Daniel F. Morris, P. Lynn Scarlett, Roger A. Sedjo, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (184)
Resources Magazine: 179
James W. Boyd, Joel Darmstadter, Winston Harrington, Raymond J. Kopp, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Sheila M. Olmstead, Juha V. Siikamäki, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2012 (179)
Loan Guarantees Reconsidered
Joel Darmstadter, Joshua Linn
Resources | 2012 (179)
Opportunities for Flexibility and Cost Savings within EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Samuel Grausz, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Nathan Richardson
Workshop Summary | July 2011
Cutting Carbon, Take Two: A Brief Guide to Federal Electricity-Sector Climate Policy without Cap-and-Trade
Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 11-09 | July 2011
Resources Magazine
Joseph E. Aldy, John W. Anderson, Lynann Butkiewicz, Mark A Cohen, Roger M. Cooke, Arthur G. Fraas, Madeline Gottlieb, Kristin Hayes, Carolyn Kousky, Joshua Linn, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Timothy Murphy, Nigel Purvis, Leslie Richardson, Nathan Richardson, Heather L. Ross, P. Lynn Scarlett, Adam Stern, Andrew R Stevenson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
Instilling a Stronger Safety Culture: What are the Incentives?
Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
Resources | Winter/Spring 2011 (177)
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