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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
Related journal article
 
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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REPORTS
Deficit Reduction and Carbon Taxes: Budgetary, Economic, and Distributional Impacts
Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern, Roberton C. Williams III, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Report | August 2013
 
The True Cost of Electric Power: An Inventory of Methodologies to Support Future Decisionmaking in Comparing the Cost and Competitiveness of Electricity Generation Technologies
Dallas Burtraw, Alan J. Krupnick, Gabriel Sampson
RFF Report | June 2012
 
Summary for Policymakers: The True Cost of Electric Power
Dallas Burtraw, Alan J. Krupnick
RFF Report | June 2012
 
For the Benefit of California Electricity Ratepayers
Dallas Burtraw, Sarah Jo Szambelan
Next 10 | May 2012
 
A Primer on the Use of Allowance Value Created under California’s CO2 Cap-and-Trade Program
Dallas Burtraw, Sarah Jo Szambelan
Next 10 | May 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 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 and Gabriel Sampson
Ren21 | June 2012
 
Feasibility Assessment of a Carbon Cap-and-Trade System for Mexico
Dallas Burtraw, Raymond J. Kopp, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Elizabeth Topping
RFF Report | July 2010
 
Compliance Responsibility and Allowance Allocation in a CO2 Cap?and?Trade Program for the Electricity Sector in California
Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Anthony Paul
California Energy Commission | 7/1/10
 
Haiku Documentation: RFF’s Electricity Market Model version 2.0
Anthony Paul, Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer
RFF Report | January 2009
 
Managing Cost Variability in Emission Allowance Markets
Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw and Markus Wråke
Elforsk | October 2008
 
Compliance Responsibility And Allowance Allocation In A CO2 Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program For The Electricity Sector In California
Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Anthony Paul
California Energy Commission | September 30, 2008
 
Options to Alleviate the Impact of Greenhouse Gas Control Policies on Low-Income Households
James Neumann, Jason Price, Dallas Burtraw, Richard Sweeney and Margaret Walls
Industrial Economics Inc. | August, 2008
 
Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission Allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Addendum
Charles Holt, William Shobe, Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Jacob Goeree, Erica Myers
RFF Report | April 2008
 
Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options
Raymond J. Kopp, William A. Pizer, Daniel Hall, Richard D. Morgenstern, Juha V. Siikamäki, Joseph E. Aldy, Ian W.H. Parry, Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Mun Ho, Evan M Herrnstadt, Joseph Maher
RFF Report | November 2007
 
Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission Allowances Under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Charles Holt, William Shobe, Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer, Jacob Goeree
NYSERDA | 10/26/07
 
Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission Allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Dallas Burtraw, Jacob Goeree, Charles Holt, Karen L. Palmer, William Shobe
RFF Report | October 2007
 
Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission Allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Phase 1 Research Report
Dallas Burtraw, Jacob Goeree, Charlie Holt, Karen Palmer, Bill Shobe
New York State Research and Development Authority | June 2007
 
U.S. Climate Policies
Toshi Arimura, Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw (with Alan Krupnick)
Mizuho Bank Group for METI, Japan | 3/15/07
 
Economic and Energy Impacts from Maryland’s Potential Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Dallas Burtraw, Anthony Paul, Mathius Ruth, Steve Gabriel, Kim Ross, Ben Hobbs, Yihsu Chen, Daraius Irani, Jeffrey Michael
Maryland Department of Environment | January 31, 2007
 
Recommendations for Designing a Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for California
Market Advisory Committee to the California Air Resources Board, Dallas Burtraw contributing author
2007
 
Not a Sure Thing: Making Regulatory Choices under Uncertainty
Alan J. Krupnick, Richard D. Morgenstern, Michael B. Batz, Per-Kristian C Nelson, Dallas Burtraw, Jhih-Shyang Shih, Michael R. Williams
RFF Report | February 2006
 
Chapter 9:Recommendations for the design of modeling and analysis of the electricity sector to guide options for climate policy in California
Richard McCann, Dallas Burtraw, Matthias Fripp and Steven Moss
State of California | Nov. 30, 2005
 
Chapter 5:Lessons for a cap-and-trade program
Dallas Burtraw, Alexander E. Farrell, Lawrence H. Goulder and Carla Peterman
State of California | 11/30/05
 
Summary Communication: Reducing Emissions from the Electricity Sector: The Costs and Benefits Nationwide and in the Empire State
Karen Palmer, Dallas Burtraw and Jhih-Shyang Shih
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority | October 2005
 
Electricity Restructuring, Environmental Policy and Emissions: Insights from a Policy Analysis
Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer, Anthony Paul and Ranjit Bharvirkar
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Power Plant Research Program | Forthcoming
 
Valuation of Natural Resource Improvementsin the Adirondacks
H. Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, David Evans, Alan J. Krupnick
RFF Report | September 2004
 
Electricity, Renewables, and Climate Change: Searching for a Cost-Effective Policy
Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Report | May 2004
 
Economic Efficiency and Distributional Consequences of Different Approaches to NOx and SO2 Allowance Allocation
Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | October 2, 2003
 
A Comparison of the Effects of the Distribution of Emission Allowances for Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides and Carbon Dioxide
Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
EPA National Center for Environmental Research | May 2, 2003
 
NOx Emissions Trading and Episodic Air Quality Violations in Maryland
Dallas Burtraw, Ranjit, and Alan J. Krupnick
Power Plant Research Program | May 2003
 
Electricity Restructuring, Environmental Policy, and Emissions
Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Anthony Paul
RFF Report | December 2002
 
The RFF Haiku Electricity Market Model
Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Anthony Paul
RFF Report | June 2002
 
Regional Impacts of Electricity Restructuring on Emissions of NOx and CO2
Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer, and Anthony Paul
State of Maryland, Department of Natural Resources, Power Plant Research Program (PPRP-123) | June 2000
 
An Integrated System for Analyzing Carbon Trading
Michael A. Toman, William Pizer, Richard Newell, Dallas Burtraw, Winston Harrington, and Jim Sanchirico
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | January 2000
 
Summary of the Literature Review on Environmental Externalities from Electricity Generation in Maryland
Alan J. Krupnick, Gar Ragland, David Austin, Dallas Burtraw, Deirdre Farrell, and Erin Mansur
State of Maryland, Maryland Power Plant Research Program | January 1997
 
The Water Resource Evaluation Framework (WREF): Analytical Tools for the Collaborative Process
Dallas Burtraw, Ken Frederick, and Kris Wernstedt
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) | 1996
 
Compensation Issues for Incentive-based Regulation
Paul R. Portney and Dallas Burtraw (Robert N. Stavins, ed.)
Project 88/Round II Series: Incentives for Action: Implementing Market-Based Environmental Policies | May 1991
 
  
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