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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
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)
 
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
 
Considering a US Carbon Tax: Frequently Asked Questions
Joseph E. Aldy, Timothy J. Brennan, Dallas Burtraw, Jared Carbone, Carolyn Fischer, Robert Kopp, Molly K. Macauley, Richard D. Morgenstern, Daniel F. Morris, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Nathan Richardson, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Resources Magazine: 182
Phil Sharp, James W. Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Carolyn Fischer, Kristin Hayes, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson, Nathan Richardson, Warren C. Robinson, Juha V. Siikamäki, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
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JOURNAL ARTICLES
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
 
Soft and Hard Price Collars in a Cap-and-Trade System: A Comparative Analysis
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen Palmer
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-27-REV
 
Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Dick Morgenstern, Karen Palmer
Land Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-01-REV
 
Climate Policy Design with Correlated Uncertainties in Offset Supply and Abatement Cost
Harrison Fell, Dallas Burtraw, Dick Morgenstern, Karen Palmer
Land Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-01-REV
 
The Performance of Industrial Sector Voluntary Climate Programs: Climate Wise and 1605(b)
William A. Pizer, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
Energy Policy | forthcoming | DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.09.040 | Related Discussion Paper 08-13-REV
 
Alternative Approaches to Cost Containment in a Cap-and-Trade System
Harrison Fell, Richard D. Morgenstern
Environmental and Resource Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 09-14
 
Ancillary human health benefits of improved air quality resultingfrom climate change mitigation
Michelle L Bell, Devra L Davis, Luis A Cifuentes, Alan J Krupnick,Richard D Morgenstern and George D Thurston (accepted and published)
Environmental Health | Vol. 7, No. 41 | pp. 1-18 | Related Discussion Paper 01-61
 
Understanding Bias in EIA Projections of Energy Demand
Carolyn Fischer, Richard Morgenstern, Evan Herrnstadt
Resource and Energy Economics | August 2009 | Vol. 31, No. 3 | pp. 198-209. | Related Discussion Paper 07-54
 
Are Decisionmakers at Home on the Range?
Richard D. Morgenstern, Alan Krupnick, and Peter Nelson
Journal of Risk Research | forthcoming
 
The Near Term Impacts of Carbon Mitigation Policies on Manufacturing Industries
Richard D. Morgenstern, M. Ho, J.S. Shih, and X. Zhang
Energy Policy | November 2006 | Vol. 32, No. 16 | pp 1825-1841
 
Carbon Abatement Costs: Why the Wide Range of Estimates?
Carolyn Fischer and Richard Morgenstern
The Energy Journal | 2006 | Vol. 27, No. 2 | pp. 73-86 | Related Discussion Paper 03-42-REV
 
The Ancillary Carbon Benefits of SO2 Reductions from a Small Boiler Policy in Taiyuan, PRC
Richard Morgenstern, Alan Krupnick and Xuehua Zhang
Journal of Environment and Development Economics | 2004
 
The Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis at EPA
Richard Morgenstern and Alan Krupnick
The Annual Review of Public Health | May 2002 | Vol. 23
 
Jobs Versus the Environment: An Industry-Level Perspective
Richard D. Morgenstern, William A. Pizer, and Jhih-Shyang Shih
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | May 2002 | Vol. 43, no. 3 | DOI: 10.1006/jeem.2001.1191 | pp. 412-436
 
The Cost of Environmental Protection
William A. Pizer, Richard Morgenstern, and Jhih-Shyang Shih
Review of Economics and Statistics | November 2001 | Vol. 83, No. 4 | pp. 732-738 | Related Discussion Paper 98-36-REV
 
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
 
Comparative Risk Assessment: An International Comparison of Methodologies and Results
Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih, and Stuart Sessions
Journal of Hazardous Materials | 2000 | Vol. 78 | DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3894(00)00215-6 | pp. 19-39
 
Economics of When Flexibility in the Design of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Policies
Richard D. Morgenstern, Mike A. Toman, and John Anderson
Annual Review of Energy and the Environment | 1999 | Vol. 24 | Related Discussion Paper 99-38-REV
 
Does the Provision of Free Technical Information Really Influence Firm Behavior?
Richard D. Morgenstern and Saadeh Al-Jurf
Technological Forecasting and Social Change | 1999 | Vol. 61 | pp. 13-24
 
The Experience of the U.S. BTU Tax
Richard D. Morgenstern and Roger Dower
International Journal of Global Energy Issues | 1998 | Vol. 10, Nos. 2-4 | pp. 180-190
 
Trends in the Conduct and Use of Economic Analysis in Environmental Decisionmaking at the Federal Level
Richard D. Morgenstern
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment | 1998 | Vol. 4, No. 4 | pp. 953-970
 
Clearing the Air: Response
Richard D. Morgenstern and Robert Brenner
Regulation | December 1996 | No. 4
 
Environmental Taxes: Dead or Alive
Richard D. Morgenstern
Environment | April 1996 | Vol. 38, No. 3
 
  
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