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Winston Harrington
Senior Fellow
202-328-5112
harrington@rff.org
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Winston Harrington's research interests include urban transportation, motor vehicles and air quality, and problems of estimating the costs of environmental policy. He has worked extensively on the economics of enforcing environmental regulations, the health benefits derived from improved air quality, the costs of waterborne disease outbreaks, endangered species policy, federal rulemaking procedures, and the economics of outdoor recreation.  
Featured Publications
Promoting Innovative Climate Adaptation through Federalism
Winston Harrington
Issue Brief 10-17 | August 2010
 
Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis
Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Report | March 2009
 
Marginal Social Cost Pricing on a Transportation Network: Comparison of Second-Best Policies
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-52 | January 2008
 
Spatial Development and Energy Consumption
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-51 | December 2007
 
Washington START Transportation Model
Sebastien Houde, Elena A. Safirova, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-43 | November 2007
 
Automobile Externalities and Policies
Winston Harrington, Ian Parry, and Margaret Walls
Journal of Economic Literature | 2007 | Vol. XLV | pp. 374-400 | Related Discussion Paper 06-26
 
Fees in an Imperfect World: An Application to Motor Vehicle Emissions
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 07-34 | June 2007
 
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BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis
Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, and Richard D. Morgenstern, editors
RFF Press | July 2009
 
Economies of Scale in Community Water Systems
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Winston Harrington, William Pizer, and Kenneth Gillingham
The Business of Water: A Concise Overview of Challenges and Opportunities in the Water Market | Steve Maxwell | Denver, CO: American Water Works Association | 2008
 
State Innovation for Environmental Improvements: Experimental Federalism
Winston Harrington, Karen Palmer, and Margaret Walls
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 22, pp. 123-128
 
Economics Incentives Versus Command and Control
Winston Harrington and Richard D. Morgenstern
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 11, pp. 66-71
 
Health-Based Environmental Standards: Balancing Costs with Benefits
Paul R. Portney and Winston Harrington
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 4, pp. 21-27
 
Pay-as-You-Drive for Car Insurance
RFF Press | pp. 53-56
 
Welfare and Distributional Effects of HOT Lanes and Other Road Pricing Policies in Metropolitan Washington DC
Elena Safirova, Kenneth Gillingham, Ian Parry, Peter Nelson, Winston Harrington, and David Mason
Road Pricing: Theory and Practice, Research in Transportation Economics | Georgina Santos | Elsevier | 2004
 
Pay-As-You-Drive for Car Insurance
Winston Harrington and Ian Parry
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | Richard D. Morgenstern and Paul R. Portney, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 9
 
State Innovation for Environmental Improvements: Experimental Federalism
Winston Harrington, Karen L. Palmer, and Margaret Walls
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | Richard D. Morgenstern and Paul R. Portney, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 10
 
Choosing Environmental Policy
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, and Thomas Sterner Editors
RFF Press | July 2004
 
Industrial Water Pollution in the United States: Direct Regulation or Market Incentive?
Winston Harrington
Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe | Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, and Thomas Sterner, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 3
 
Lessons from the Case Studies
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, Thomas Sterner, and J. Clarence (Terry) Davies
Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe | Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenster, and Thomas Sterner, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 12
 
Welfare and Distributional Effects of HOT Lanes and other Road Pricing Policies in Metropolitan Washington DC
Elena Safirova, Kenneth Gillingham, Ian Parry, Peter Nelson, Winston Harrington, and David Mason
Road Pricing: Theory and Practice, Research in Transportation Economics 9 | Georgina Santos | Elsevier: 179-206 | 2004
 
Welfare and Distributional Effects of Road Pricing Schemes for Metropolitan Washington DC
Elena Safirova, Winston Harrington, Peter Nelson, Ian Parry, K. Gillingham, and D. Mason
Road Pricing: Theory and Evidence | G. Santos, editor | Elsevier Science | 2003
 
The Effects of Environmental Liability on Industrial Real Estate Development
James Boyd, Winston Harrington, and Molly Macauley
Economics and Liability for Environmental Problems | Kathleen Segerson, editor | Burlington, VT: Ashgate | 2002
 
The Theory of Penalties: Leverage and Dealing
Anthony Heyes and Winston Harrington
The Law and Economics of the Environment | Anthony Heyes, ed. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 2001
 
Coase and Car Repair: Who Should Be Responsible for Emissions of Vehicles in Use?
Winston Harrington and Virginia D. McConnell
Property Rights, Economics and the Environment | Michael Kaplowitz and Michael Lawrence | Stamford, CT: JAI Press, Inc. | 2000
 
Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air
Winston Harrington, Margaret Walls, and Virginia McConnell
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Management | Wallace Oates | RFF Press | 1999
 
Economic Incentive Policies under Uncertainty: The Case of Vehicle Emission Fees
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, and Anna Alberini
Environment and Transport in Economic Modelling | Ken Small and Roberto Roson, eds. | Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishing | 1998
 
Who's in the Driver's Seat? Mobile Source Emission Policy in the U.S. Federal System
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, and Margaret Walls
Economic Aspects of Environmental Policy Making in a Federal State | John Braden and Stef Proost, eds. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 1998
 
What is the Value of Reduced Morbidity in Taiwan?
Anna Alberini, Maureen Cropper, Tsu-Tan Fu, Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Jin-Tan Liu, and Daigee Shaw
The Economics of Pollution Control in Asian Pacific | Robert Mendelsohn and Daigee Shaw, eds. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 1996
 
The Social Costing Debate: Issues and Resolutions
Dallas Burtraw, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Alan J. Krupnick, A. Myrick Freeman III, Karen L. Palmer, and Winston Harrington
Social Costs of Energy: Present Status and Future Trends | O. Hohmeyer and R. Ottinger, eds. | Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag | 1994
 
Cost-Effectiveness of Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Cost-Effective Approaches to Control of Urban Smog | Richard Kosobud, ed. | Chicago, IL: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | 1993
 
The Economic Losses of a Waterborne Disease Outbreak
Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington and Walter O. Spofford, Jr.
The Economics of the Environment | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 1992 | pp. 411-432
 
Economics and Episodic Disease
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Walter O. Spofford, Jr.
RFF Press | 1991
 
The Benefits of Curbing Acid Rain
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Sari Radin
Environmental Costs of Electricity | Richard Ottinger, ed. | New York, NY: Oceana Publications | 1990
 
Measuring Recreation Supply
Winston Harrington
RFF Press | 1987
 
Enforcing Pollution Control Laws
Clifford S. Russell, Winston Harrington, and William J. Vaughan
RFF Press | 1986
 
Rules in the Making
Wesley A. Magat, Alan J. Krupnick, and Winston Harrington
RFF Press | 1986
 
Revealed Rules for Regulatory Decisions: An Empirical Analysis of EPA Rulemaking Behavior
Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington, and Wesley Magat
International Comparisons in Implementing Laws | Paul Downing and Kenneth Hanf, eds. | Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kluwer-Nijhoff | 1983
 
Directory of Environmental Asset Data Bases and Valuation Studies
David Yardas, Alan J. Krupnick, Henry M. Peskin, and Winston Harrington
RFF Press | 1982
 
The Regulatory Approach to Air Quality Management
Winston Harrington
RFF Press | 1981
 
  
NEWS
It's Time to Raise the Gas Tax
Monday, May 12, 2014
Vox
The Clean Air Act has been cheaper and more effective than industry predicts, again and again
Friday, October 08, 2010
Grist
Finding Policies That Work Best to Ease the "Social Cost" of Driving
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
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