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Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
202-328-5087
burtraw@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Dallas Burtraw is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation. He is particularly interested in incentive-based approaches for environmental regulation, the most notable of which is a tradable permit system, and recently has studied ways to introduce greater cost-effectiveness into regulation under the Clean Air Act. 
Featured Publications
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
 
Two World Views on Carbon Revenues
Dallas Burtraw and Samantha Sekar
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences | March 2014 | Vol. 4, No. 1 | 110-120 | Related Discussion Paper 13-32
 
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
 
The Costs and Consequences of Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants
Dallas Burtraw, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul
RFF Discussion Paper 14-01 | January 2014
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Reliability in the Electricity Industry under New Environmental Regulations
Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Blair Beasley, and Matthew Woerman
Energy Policy | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-18
 
The Institutional Blind Spot in Environmental Economics
Dallas Burtraw
Daedalus | Vol 142, No. 1. | pp.110-118 | Related Discussion Paper 12-41
 
Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology
Dalia Patino Echeverri, Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
Journal of Regulatory Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-14
 
Economic Ideas for a Complex Climate Policy Regime
Dallas Burtraw and Matt Woerman
Energy Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 13-03-REV2
 
Testimony
Dallas Burtraw
Informational and Oversight Hearing | California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation | Sacramento, CA | May 16, 2013
 
Carbon Mitigation Status in the U.S.: Secular Trends, Regional Carbon Trading and the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw
Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | Washington DC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | August 1, 2012
 
Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer
Land Economics | Vol. 88, No. 3 | 589-611
 
Are Flexible Policies not too Complex to Implement?
Dallas Burtraw and Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Robust Instrument Choice when Environmental Regulations Spill Over
Dallas Burtraw, David A. Evans, Corjan Brink, Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Embracing Complexity: Climate Policy with Imperfect Economies and Federal Governments
Dallas Burtraw
5th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics, A Toxa, Spain | Fundacion Barrie, Economics for Energy and the research group rede at the University of Vigo | A Toxa, Spain | June 25, 2012
 
Allocating Revenues from California’s Cap-and-Trade Program
Dallas Burtraw
Capitol Hill Briefing: California Institute for Federal Policy Research | California Institute for Federal Policy Research | Washington DC: Rayburn House Office Building | June 13, 2012
 
Summary for Policymakers The True Cost of Electric Power: An Inventory of Methodologies to Support Future Decisionmaking in Comparing the Cost and Competitiveness of Electric Generation Technologies
Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick
Ren21 | June 2012
 
The Consequences of Sub-categorization in a Greenhouse Gas Tradable Performance Standard
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman
Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Ashville, TN | June 4, 2012
 
What Have We Learnt from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System?
Markus Wråke, Dallas Burtraw, Åsa Lofgren and Lars Zetterberg
Ambio | 41: 12-22.
 
Retail Electricity Price Savings from Compliance Flexibility in GHG Standards for Stationary Sources
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman and Anthony Paul
Energy Policy | 42 | 67-77 | Related Discussion Paper 11-30
 
Social Safety Nets and US Climate Policy Costs
Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls
Climate Policy | Vol. 12, Issue 4 | pp. 474-490
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
The Promise and Prospect for SO2 Emissions Trading in Europe
Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE93-22 | September 1993
 
Bridging the Gap Between State Federal Social Costing
Alan J. Krupnick, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE93-19 | September 1993
 
Compensation Principles for the Idaho Drawdown Plan
Kenneth D. Frederick, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper ENR93-17 | January 1993
 
Accounting for Environmental Costs in Electric Utility Resource Supply Planning
A. Myrick Freeman, Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE92-14 | April 1992
 
The Incentive Contract for Strategic Delegation in Bargaining
Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE90-18 | May 1990
 
Emissions Trading in the Electric Utility Industry
Douglas R. Bohi, Alan J. Krupnick, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE90-15 | March 1990
 
Local Government Initiatives for Affordable Housing
Dallas Burtraw, S. Schwartz, and R. Johnston
University of California at Davis, Institute of Governmental Affairs EQS No. 35 | December 1981
 
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