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Winston Harrington
Senior Fellow
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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Resources Magazine: 185
Phil Sharp, Molly K. Macauley, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, James W. Boyd, Jared Carbone, Alan J. Krupnick, Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | 2014 (185)
Cutting Prices at the Pump: Opportunities for Natural Gas in the Light-Duty Fleet
Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
Resources | 2014 (185)
Improving Fuel Economy in Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick
Issue Brief 12-01 | March 2012
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)
Fuel Consumption Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Winston Harrington
Resources | 2012 (179)
Promoting Innovative Climate Adaptation through Federalism
Winston Harrington
Issue Brief 10-17 | August 2010
Economic Incentives versus Command and Control: What's the best approach for solving environmental problems?
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
Resources | Fall/Winter 2004 (152)
Economies of Scale and Technical Efficiency in Community Water Systems
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Winston Harrington, William A. Pizer and Kenny Gillingham
Final project report | Fall 2003
Are HOT Lanes a Hot Deal? The Potential Consequences of Converting HOV to HOT Lanes in Northern Virginia
Elena A. Safirova, Kenneth T. Gillingham, Winston Harrington, Per-Kristian C Nelson
Issue Brief 03-03 | May 2003
Paying to Drive Freely: RFF Surveys Public Attitudes to Congestion Fees
Winston Harrington
Resources | Fall 1997 (129)
Energy, Transportation and Environment: Policy Options for Environmental Improvements
Winston Harrington and Alan J. Krupnick
Report to the World Bank, Industrial and Energy Department | November 1997
Economic Approaches to Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance: Application to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Winston Harrington
Report to the World Bank | October 1996
Methods for Estimating the Economic Value of Human Health Benefits from Environmental Improvement
Michael A. Toman and Winston Harrington
Joint University of Bialystok/Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Conference | Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) and the Foundation of Economists of the Environment and Natural Resource | Metody Wyceny Srodowiska Przyrodniczego (Methods of Valuation of the Environment - published in Polish) | 1996
The Wrong Way to Test Your Tailpipe
Winston Harrington and Virginia D. McConnell
The Washington Post | (editorial) | March 31, 1995
Intra-firm Principal-agent Problems and the Cost of Compliance with Environmental Regulations
Allen Blackman, R. David Simpson, and Winston Harrington
Report to National Science Foundation (NSF) | 1995
The Social Costing Debate: Issues and Resolutions
Dallas Burtraw, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Alan J. Krupnick, A. Myrick Freeman III, Karen L. Palmer, and Winston Harrington
International Conference | Social Costs of Energy: Present Status and Future Trends | Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag | 1994
Carrots, Sticks and Urban Problems
Winston Harrington
Across the Board | October 1990
Infrastructure and Environment: Problems and Policies
Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington
Report to the World Bank, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department | October 1990
The Measurement of Recreation Scarcity
Winston Harrington
Trends | 1989 | Vol. 26, No. 2
Acid Rain: Science and Policy, A Primer
Winston Harrington
(RFF monograph) | 1989
Appendix to Chapter VI of the NO2 Regulatory Impact Analysis: Deriving Damage Functions for the Effects of NO2: An Evaluation of Selected Studies
Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington
Chapter VI of the NO2 Regulatory Impact Analysis | August 1982
It's Time to Raise the Gas Tax
Monday, May 12, 2014
The Clean Air Act has been cheaper and more effective than industry predicts, again and again
Friday, October 08, 2010
Finding Policies That Work Best to Ease the "Social Cost" of Driving
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
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