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Winston Harrington
Senior Fellow
202-328-5112
harrington@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
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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JOURNAL ARTICLES
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
 
Do Market Failures Justify Tightening Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Ian Parry, Carolyn Fischer and Winston Harrington
Energy Journal | 2007 | Vol. 28, No. 4 | 1-30.
 
A Small Cordon in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush: Long-Term Consequences of Road Pricing
Elena Safirova, Sébastien Houde, Conrad Coleman, Winston Harrington and D.Abram Lipman
Transportation Research Record | forthcoming
 
Economies of Scale in Community Water Systems
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Winston Harrington, William Pizer, and Kenneth Gillingham
Journal of the American Water Works Association | September 2006 | Vol. 98, No.9. | 100-108 | Related Discussion Paper 04-15
 
Transit in Washington, DC: Current Benefits and Optimal Level of provision
Peter Nelson, Andrew Baglino, Winston Harrington, Elena Safirova and D. Abram Lipman
Journal of Urban Economics | Related Discussion Paper 06-21
 
Modeling Economywide versus Sectoral Climate Policies Using Combined Aggregate-Sectoral Models
William A. Pizer, Dallas Burtraw, Winston Harrington, Richard G. Newell, and James N. Sanchirico
The Energy Journal | July 2006 | Vol. 27, No. 3 | pp. 135-168 | Related Discussion Paper 05-08
 
Do Market Failures Justify Tightening Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards?
Ian Parry, Carolyn Fischer and Winston Harrington
Energy Journal | 2007 | Vol. 28, No. 4 | pp. 1-30 | Related Discussion Paper 04-53
 
Modeling Economywide versus Sectoral Climate Policies Using Combined Aggregate-Sectoral Models
William A. Pizer, Dallas Burtraw, Winston Harrington, Richard G. Newell, James N. Sanchirico
Energy Journal | Vol. 27, No. 3 | 135-168 | Related Discussion Paper 05-08
 
Choosing Congestion Pricing Policy: Cordon Tolls versus Link-Based Tolls
Elena Safirova, Kenneth Gillingham, Winston Harrington, Peter Nelson, Abram Lipman
Transportation Research Record | 2005 | No. 1932 | pp. 169-177
 
Options for a Lighter Tread: Policy and Technology Options for Motor Vehicles
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Environment | November 2003 | Vol. 45, No. 9 | pp. 21-38
 
A Lighter Trend? Policy and Technology Standards
Harrington, McConnell
Environment | November 2003 | Vol. 45, No. 9 | p. 22
 
The Economics of Fuel Economy Standards
Paul Portney, Ian W.H. Parry, Howard K. Gruenspecht, Winston Harrington
Journal of Economic Perspectives | 2003 | 17 | pp. 203-217 | Related Discussion Paper 03-44
 
Public Support for Pollution Fee Policies for Motor Vehicles with Revenue Recycling: Survey Results
Alan Krupnick, Winston Harrington, and Anna Alberini
Regional Science and Urban Economics | July 2001 | Vol. 31, No. 4 | pp. 505-522 | Related Discussion Paper 97-13
 
U.S. Drinking Water Challenges in the 21st Century
Ronnie B. Levin, Paul R. Epstein, Tim E. Ford, Winston Harrington, Erik Olson, and Erik G. Reichard
Environmental Health Perspectives | February 2002 | Vol. 110, Supp. 1 | pp. 43-52
 
Overcoming Public Aversion to Congestion Pricing
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Anna Alberini
Transportation Research | 2001 | Part A, Vol. 35 | pp. 87-105
 
Are Vehicle Emission Inspection Programs Living Up to Expectations?
Winston Harrington, Amy Ando, and Virginia D. McConnell
Transportation Research | May 2000 | Part D, Vol. 5, No. 3
 
Costs, Emissions Reductions and Vehicle Repair: Evidence from Arizona
Amy Ando, Winston Harrington, and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | April 2000 | Vol. 50 | pp. 509-521
 
On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, and Peter Nelson
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management | Spring 2000 | Vol. 19, No. 2 | pp. 297-322
 
The Use of Economic Incentives in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience with Industrial Air Pollution.
Allen Blackman and Winston Harrington
Journal of Environment and Development | 2000 | Vol. 9, No. 1 | pp. 5-44 | Related Discussion Paper 99-39
 
Estimating Full IM240 Emissions from Partial Test Results: Evidence from Arizona
Winston Harrington, Amy Ando, and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | 1999 | Vol. 49 | pp. 1153-1167
 
Fuel Economy and Motor Vehicle Emissions
Winston Harrington
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | July 1997 | Vol. 33, No. 3
 
The Impact of Uncertain Environmental Liability on Industrial Real Estate Development: Developing a Framework for Analysis
with Jim Boyd, Winston Harrington and Mary Elizabeth Calhoun
Journal of Law, Economics, and Real Estate | Spring 1996 | Vol. 12, No. 1
 
Estimating an Emissions Supply Function from Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs
Winston Harrington, Anna Alberini, and Virginia D. McConnell
The Review of Economics and Statistics | 1996 | Vol. 78, No. 2 | pp. 251-265
 
The Effects of Environmental Liability on Industrial Real Estate Development
James Boyd, Winston Harrington, and Molly Macauley
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics | 1996 | Vol. 12, No. 1 | pp. 37-58
 
Optimal Adders for Environmental Damage by Public Utilities
Dallas Burtraw, Winston Harrington, A. Myrick Freeman III, and Alan J. Krupnick
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | July 1995 | Vol. 29, No. 2 | pp. S1-S19
 
Economics and Health-Based Environmental Standards
Paul R. Portney and Winston Harrington
Policy Studies Journal | Spring 1995 | Vol. 23, No. 1 | pp. 96-104
 
Determinants of Participation in Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs
Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington, and Virginia D. McConnell
RAND Journal of Economics | Spring 1995 | Vol. 26, No. 1
 
Shifting Gears: New Directions for Cars and Clean Air
Winston Harrington, Margaret A. Walls, and Virginia D. McConnell
Energia | 1995 | Vol. 16, No. 4
 
Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Auto Pollution
Winston Harrington, Margaret Walls, and Virginia McConnell
Issues in Science and Technology | Winter 1994/1995 | Vol. 11, No. 2
 
Modeling In-Use Vehicle Emissions and the Effects of Inspection and Maintenance Programs
Winston Harrington and Virginia McConnell
Journal of Air and Waste Management | June 1994 | Vol. 44, No. 6 | pp. 794-799
 
Air Pollution and Respiratory Morbidity Among Adults in Southern California
Winston Harrington, Bart D. Ostro, Michael J. Lipsett, Jennifer K. Mann, and Alan J. Krupnick
Journal of Epidemiology | April 1993 | Vol. 137, No. 7
 
Weighing Environmental Externalities: How to Do It Right
Dallas Burtraw, A. Myrick Freeman III, Winston Harrington, and Alan J. Krupnick
The Electricity Journal | August/September 1992 | Vol. 5, No. 7 | pp. 22-29
 
A Reconsideration of Enforcement Leverage when Penalties are Restricted
Jon Harford and Winston Harrington
Journal of Public Economics | August 1991 | Vol. 45
 
Reapportionment Reconsidered
Winston Harrington and Deanna Marquart
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management | October 1990
 
Economic Uncertainty and the Cost of Environmental Policy
Hadi Dowlatabadi and Winston Harrington
Contemporary Policy Issues | July 1990
 
Measuring Welfare Values of Productivity Changes
Winston Harrington and A. Myrick Freeman III
Southern Economic Journal | April 1990 | Vol. 56, No. 4
 
Ambient Ozone and Acute Health Effects: Evidence from Daily Data
Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington, and Bart Ostro
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 1990 | Vol. 18 | pp. 1-18
 
Policies for the Mitigation of Acid Rain: A Critique of Evaluation Techniques
Winston Harrington and Hadi Dowlatabadi
Energy Policy | April 1989 | Vol. 17, No. 2 | pp. 116-122
 
Enforcement Leverage When Penalties Are Restricted
Winston Harrington
Journal of Public Economics | 1989 | Vol. 37, No. 1 | pp. 29-53
 
The Economic Losses of a Waterborne Disease Outbreak
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Walter O. Spofford, Jr.
Journal of Urban Economics | 1989 | Vol. 25 | pp. 116-137
 
Efficient vs. Open Access Use of Public Facilities in the Long Run
Winston Harrington
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 1988 | Vol. 15 | pp. 462-469
 
Valuing the Benefits of Health and Safety Regulations
Winston Harrington and Paul R. Portney
Journal of Urban Economics | 1987 | Vol. 22 | pp. 101-112
 
Short-Term Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure and Acute Respiratory Disease in Children
Winston Harrington and Alan J. Krupnick
Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association | October 1985
 
Assessment of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Policies
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Henry Peskin
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation | January-February 1985 | Vol. 4, No. 1
 
Evaluation of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Policies
Alan J. Krupnick, Henry Peskin, and Winston Harrington
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation | 1985 | Vol. 40 | pp. 27-32
 
Understanding Regulatory Decision Making: An Econometric Approach
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, and Wesley A. Magat
Policy Studies Journal | 1982 | Vol. 11, No. 1
 
Stationary Source Air Pollution Regulation in the Four Corners States
Winston Harrington and David Abbey
Southwestern Review of Management and Economics | 1981 | Vol. 1, No. 2
 
The Endangered Species Act and the Search for Balance
Winston Harrington
Natural Resources Journal | January 1981
 
  
NEWS
The Clean Air Act has been cheaper and more effective than industry predicts, again and again
Friday, October 08, 2010
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Finding Policies That Work Best to Ease the "Social Cost" of Driving
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
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