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Richard D. Morgenstern
Senior Fellow
202-328-5037
morgenstern@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Richard Morgenstern's research focuses on the economic analysis of environmental issues with an emphasis on the costs, benefits, evaluation, and design of environmental policies, especially economic incentive measures. His analysis also focuses on climate change, including the design of cost-effective policies to reduce emissions in the United States and abroad.  
Featured Publications
Assessing the Design of Three Pilot Programs for Carbon Trading in China
Clayton Munnings, Richard D. Morgenstern, Zhongmin Wang, Xu Liu
RFF Discussion Paper 14-36 | October 2014
 
The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across US States
Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-25 | October 2014
 
Changes in Analytical Perspectives across Administrations
Arthur G. Fraas, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-35 | September 2014
 
The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across Income Groups
Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-24 | August 2014
 
Cheaper Fuels for the Light-Duty Fleet: Opportunities and Barriers
Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 13-28-REV | January 2014
 
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)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Richard D. Morgenstern, Leonard A. Shabman, Yusuke Kuwayama , Roger A. Sedjo
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)
 
Getting to an Efficient Carbon Tax: How the Revenue is Used Matters
Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern, Roberton C. Williams III, Dallas Burtraw
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Molly K. Macauley, James W. Boyd, Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, P. Lynn Scarlett, William A. Pizer, Richard D. Morgenstern
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
Assessing the Design of Three Pilot Programs for Carbon Trading in China
Clayton Munnings, Richard D. Morgenstern, Zhongmin Wang, Xu Liu
RFF Discussion Paper 14-36 | October 2014
 
The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across US States
Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-25 | October 2014
 
Changes in Analytical Perspectives across Administrations
Arthur G. Fraas, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-35 | September 2014
 
The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax across Income Groups
Roberton C. Williams III, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 14-24 | August 2014
 
Cheaper Fuels for the Light-Duty Fleet: Opportunities and Barriers
Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 13-28-REV | January 2014
 
The Impact on Japanese Industry of Alternative Carbon Mitigation Policies
Makoto Sugino, Toshi Arimura, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 12-17 | July 2012
 
Carbon Pricing with Output-Based Subsidies: Impact on U.S. Industries over Multiple Time Frames
Liwayway Adkins, Richard Garbaccio, Mun Ho, Eric Moore, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 12-27 | June 2012
 
Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer
RFF Discussion Paper 10-01-REV | June 2011
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Soft and Hard Price Collars in a Cap-and-Trade System: A Comparative Analysis
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Louis Preonas
RFF Discussion Paper 10-27-REV | June 2011
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Reflections on the Conduct and Use of Regulatory Impact Analysis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 11-17 | April 2011
 
California Industry Impacts of a Statewide Carbon Pricing Policy with Output-Based Rebates
Richard D. Morgenstern, Eric Moore
RFF Discussion Paper 11-05 | February 2011
 
Managing Environmental, Health, and Safety Risks
P. Lynn Scarlett, Arthur G. Fraas, Richard D. Morgenstern, Timothy Murphy
RFF Discussion Paper 10-64 | January 2011
 
The Impact on U.S. Industries of Carbon Prices with Output-Based Rebates over Multiple Time Frames
Liwayway Adkins, Richard Garbaccio, Mun Ho, Eric Moore, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 10-47 | December 2010
 
The Impact on U.S. Industries of Carbon Prices with Output-Based Rebates over Multiple Time Frames
Liwayway Adkins, Richard Garbaccio, Mun Ho, Eric Moore, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 10-47 | December 2010
 
Alternative Approaches to Cost Containment in a Cap-and-Trade System
Harrison Fell, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 09-14 | April 2009
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Impact of Carbon Price Policies on U.S. Industry
Mun Ho, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 08-37 | December 2008
 
Understanding Errors in EIA Projections of Energy Demand
Carolyn Fischer, Evan M Herrnstadt, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 07-54 | November 2008
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The Performance of Voluntary Climate Programs: Climate Wise and 1605(b)
William A. Pizer, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 08-13-REV | July 2008
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Are Decisionmakers at Home on the Range? Communicating Uncertainties in Cost-Benefit Analyses
Richard Morgenstern, Peter Nelson and Alan Krupnick
 
Environmental Decentralization: Seeking the Proper Balance between National and State Authority
Stanley Laskowski, Richard D. Morgenstern, Allen Blackman
RFF Discussion Paper 05-42 | October 2005
 
Emissions Trading to Improve Air Quality in an Industrial City in the People's Republic of China
Richard D. Morgenstern, Piya Abegunawardena, Robert Anderson, Ruth Greenspan Bell, Alan J. Krupnick, Jeremy Schreifels, Cao Dong, Wang Jinan, Wang Jitian, Steiner Larsen
RFF Discussion Paper 04-16 | April 2004
 
Evaluating Regulatory Impact Analyses
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 04-04 | March 2004
 
Air Pollution Control Policy Options for Metro Manila
Alan J. Krupnick, Richard D. Morgenstern, Carolyn Fischer, Jose Logarta, Bing Rufo
RFF Discussion Paper 03-30 | December 2003
 
Carbon Abatement Costs: Why the Wide Range of Estimates?
Carolyn Fischer, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 03-42-REV | September 2003
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Technology Adoption and Aggregate Energy Efficiency
William A. Pizer, Winston Harrington, Raymond J. Kopp, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 02-52 | October 2002
 
The Ancillary Carbon Benefits of SO2 Reductions from a Small-Boiler Policy in Taiyuan, PRC
Richard D. Morgenstern, Alan J. Krupnick, Xuehua Zhang
RFF Discussion Paper 02-54 | September 2002
 
The Near-Term Impacts of Carbon Mitigation Policies on Manufacturing Industries
Richard D. Morgenstern, Mun Ho, Jhih-Shyang Shih, Xuehua Zhang
RFF Discussion Paper 02-06 | March 2002
 
Workshop Report: Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) Survey Design for 2000 and Beyond
Dallas Burtraw, Alan J. Krupnick, William A. Pizer, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 01-09 | April 2001
 
The Cost of Environmental Protection
Richard D. Morgenstern, William A. Pizer, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 98-36-REV | August 1999
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Jobs Versus the Environment: An Industry-level Perspective
Richard D. Morgenstern, William A. Pizer, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 99-01-REV | May 1999
 
On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson
RFF Discussion Paper 99-18 | January 1999
 
The Economics of When Flexibility in the Design of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Policies
Michael A. Toman, Richard D. Morgenstern, John W. Anderson
RFF Discussion Paper 99-38-REV | December 1998
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Are We Overstating the Real Economic Costs of Environmental Protection?
Richard D. Morgenstern, William A. Pizer, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 97-36-REV | May 1997
 
Does the Provision of Free Technical Information Really Influence Firm Behavior?
Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 96-16 | May 1996
 
Environmental Taxes: Dead or Alive?
Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 96-03 | October 1995
 
  
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