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Nathan Richardson
Visiting Fellow

Nathan Richardson is an attorney and assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has been a researcher at RFF since 2009, specializing in environmental law and economics.  His research has examined environmental liability, environmental federalism, and the relationship between law, regulatory institutions, and policy design. He has published research on law and policy related to climate change, including EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Other research areas include regulation and liability rules related to oil and gas development. Richardson also served as managing editor of RFF’s environmental policy and economics blog, Common Resources, from 2012 to 2014.

Featured Publications
Should We Price Carbon from Federal Coal?
Alan J. Krupnick, Nathan Richardson, Joel Darmstadter, Katrina McLaughlin
Resources | 2015 (189)
Putting a Carbon Charge on Federal Coal: Legal and Economic Issues
Alan J. Krupnick, Joel Darmstadter, Nathan Richardson, Katrina McLaughlin
RFF Discussion Paper 15-13 | March 2015
Comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency on Its Proposed Clean Power Plan
Dallas Burtraw, Carolyn Fischer, Clayton Munnings, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Nathan Richardson, Jhih-Shyang Shih, Roberton C. Williams III
RFF Report | December 2014
Managing the Risks of Shale Gas Development Using Innovative Legal and Regulatory Approaches
Sheila M. Olmstead, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 14-15 | June 2014
Preserving Flexibility: Comments on EPA’s Carbon Existing Source Performance Standards
Nathan Richardson
Issue Brief 14-05 | March 2014
Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands: An Analysis of the Bureau of Land Management’s Revised Proposed Rule
Molly Feiden, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 13-26 | August 2013
The Best of Common Resources
Nathan Richardson, Alan J. Krupnick, Daniel F. Morris, Hal Gordon, Clayton Munnings, Heather L. Ross, Raymond J. Kopp, Timothy J. Brennan, Margaret A. Walls, James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
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)
Comparing the Clean Air Act and a Carbon Price
Nathan Richardson, Arthur G. Fraas
RFF Discussion Paper 13-13 | May 2013
The State of State Shale Gas Regulations
Nathan Richardson, Madeline Gottlieb, Alan J. Krupnick, Hannah Wiseman
RFF Report | May 2013
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Forest Carbon Economics: What We Know, What We Do Not, and Whether it Matters
Molly K Macauley and Nathan Richardson
Climate Change Economics | December 2012 | Vol. 3, No.4
Tradable Standards for Clean Air Act Carbon Policy
Dallas Burtraw, Art Fraas and Nathan Richardson
Environmental Law Reporter | 41:10098-10120 | Related Discussion Paper 12-05
Banking on Allowances: The EPA’s Mixed Record in Managing Emissions-Market Transitions
Arthur G. Fraas and Nathan D. Richardson
NYU Journal of Environmental Law | 2011 | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-42
Managing Risk through Liability, Regulation, and Innovation: Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations
Nathan D. Richardson, Molly K. Macauley, Mark A. Cohen, Robert Anderson, and Adam Stern
Risk, Hazards, and Crisis in Public Policy | 2011 | Vol. 2, No. 2 | Related Discussion Paper 10-63
Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Technological and Regulatory Impediments for Global Carbon Monitoring
Molly K. Macauley and Nathan Richardson
Berkeley Technology Law Journal | 2011 | 26(3): 1387-1408
Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act:A Guide for Economists
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas and Nathan Richardson
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy | 2011 | Vol. 5, No. 2 | pp. 293-313 | Related Discussion Paper 11-08
Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization and Safety
Mark A. Cohen, Madeline Gottlieb, Joshua Linn, and Nathan Richardson
Vanderbilt Law Review | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 10-65
Greenhouse Gas Regulation Under the Clean Air Act: Structure, Effects, and Implications of a Knowable Pathway
Nathan Richardson, Art Fraas, and Dallas Burtraw
The Environmental Law Reporter: News and Analysis | February 2011 | Vol. 41, No. 2 | pp. 10098-10120 | Related Discussion Paper 10-23
Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act: Structure, Effects, and Implications of a Knowable Pathway
Nathan Richardson and Dallas Burtraw
Environmental Law Reporter | 2011 | Vol. 41 | pp. 10098-10120
International Greenhouse Gas Offsets Under the Clean Air Act
Nathan Richardson
Environmental Law Reporter News and Analysis | September 2010 | Vol. 40, No. 9. | pp. 10887-10893 | Related Discussion Paper 10-24
Greenhouse Gas Regulation Under the Clean Air Act: Does Chevron Set the EPA Free?
Nathan Richardson
Stanford Environmental Law Journal | May 2010 | Vol. 29, No. 2 | pp. 283-322 | Related Discussion Paper 09-50
Breaking Up Doesn't Have to Be So Hard: Default Rules for Partition and Secession
Nathan D. Richardson
Chicago Journal of International Law | Winter 2009 | 9 Chi. J. Int'l. L. 685
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