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Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
202-328-5087
burtraw@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
AWARDS
 
MacArthur Scholar, University of Michigan Program in International Peace and Security Studies, 1985 - 1989.
 
Institute of Public Policy Studies Fellowship, 1983 - 1984.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1998 - present.
 
Professional Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), International Relations, Energy, Environment, Science and Technology, 1993 - 1999.
 
Fellow, Resources for the Future, Quality of the Environment Division, 1989 - 1998.
 
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Economics, 1998.
 
Instructor, University of Michigan, "Introductory Microeconomics;" Teaching Assistant, "Operations Research," "Law and Economics," 1984 - 1989.
 
Economic Analyst, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 1984.
 
Program Manager, State of California, SolarCal Local Government Commission on Conservation and Renewable Resources, 1981 - 1982.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
Committee Memberships:
 
Member, Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative Advisory Council, 2010-present.
 
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, 2005-present.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, 2004-present.
 
 
Reviewer:
 
National Energy Modeling System, Energy Information Administration, 1992 - present.
American Economic Review
Energy Policy
Environmental and Resource Economics
The Electricity Journal
The Energy Journal
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Journal of Law and Economics
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of Public Economics
Journal of Industrial Economics
Journal of Regulatory Economics
Land Economics
Resource and Energy Economics
Proposals for Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy.
 
 
Analyst:
 
Member, Management Board, New York State Environmental Externality Cost Study, 1993 - 1995.
 
 
Consultant Activities:
 
State and federal agencies
Electricity companies
Environmental organizations
International lending and economic assistance institutions
 
PUBLIC SERVICE
 
 
Prior Task Forces, Advisory Boards and Panels:
 
Member, State of California Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee, 2009-2010.

Member, State of California Market Advisory Committee for Greenhouse Gas Policy, 2006-2007.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Second Generation Model Advisory Panel, 2004-2005.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency, Scientific Advisory Board, Committee on Illegal Competitive Advantage, 2004-2005.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency, Scientific Advisory Board, Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, 1998-2004.
 
Member, National Research Council, Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States, 2001-2004.
 
Reviewer, National Energy Modeling System, Energy Information Administration, 1992-present.
 
Reviewer of proposals for Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy.
 
Member, Management Board, New York State Environmental Externality Cost Study, 1993-1995.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency, Effluent Guidelines Task Force, 1996 - 1998.
 
Member, Environmental Protection Agency, Scientific Advisory Board, Mercury Subcommittee, 1997.
 
Member, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Blue Ribbon Panel on Valuation of Environmental Benefits in the Great Lakes Region, 1997 - 1998.
 
Featured Publications
The Costs and Consequences of Greenhouse Gas Regulation under the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw, Josh Linn, Karen Palmer and Anthony Paul
American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings | 104(5) | 557-562 | Related Discussion Paper 14-01
 
Two World Views on Carbon Revenues
Dallas Burtraw and Samantha Sekar
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences | March 2014 | Vol. 4, No. 1 | 110-120 | Related Discussion Paper 13-32
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the Electricity Sector under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw
Journal of the Association for Environmental and Resource Economics | Spring/Summer 2014 | Vol. 1, No. 1/2 | pp. 97-134 | Related Discussion Paper 13-05
 
The Costs and Consequences of Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants
Dallas Burtraw, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul
RFF Discussion Paper 14-01 | January 2014
Related journal article
 
Reliability in the Electricity Industry under New Environmental Regulations
Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul, Blair Beasley, and Matthew Woerman
Energy Policy | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-18
 
The Institutional Blind Spot in Environmental Economics
Dallas Burtraw
Daedalus | Vol 142, No. 1. | pp.110-118 | Related Discussion Paper 12-41
 
Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology
Dalia Patino Echeverri, Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
Journal of Regulatory Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 12-14
 
Economic Ideas for a Complex Climate Policy Regime
Dallas Burtraw and Matt Woerman
Energy Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 13-03-REV2
 
Testimony
Dallas Burtraw
Informational and Oversight Hearing | California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation | Sacramento, CA | May 16, 2013
 
Carbon Mitigation Status in the U.S.: Secular Trends, Regional Carbon Trading and the Clean Air Act
Dallas Burtraw
Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory (APER) Forum | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | Washington DC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission | August 1, 2012
 
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
 
Are Flexible Policies not too Complex to Implement?
Dallas Burtraw and Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Robust Instrument Choice when Environmental Regulations Spill Over
Dallas Burtraw, David A. Evans, Corjan Brink, Herman Vollebergh
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, Prague | European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics | Prague | June 27, 2012
 
Embracing Complexity: Climate Policy with Imperfect Economies and Federal Governments
Dallas Burtraw
5th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics, A Toxa, Spain | Fundacion Barrie, Economics for Energy and the research group rede at the University of Vigo | A Toxa, Spain | June 25, 2012
 
Allocating Revenues from California’s Cap-and-Trade Program
Dallas Burtraw
Capitol Hill Briefing: California Institute for Federal Policy Research | California Institute for Federal Policy Research | Washington DC: Rayburn House Office Building | June 13, 2012
 
Summary for Policymakers The True Cost of Electric Power: An Inventory of Methodologies to Support Future Decisionmaking in Comparing the Cost and Competitiveness of Electric Generation Technologies
Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick
Ren21 | June 2012
 
The Consequences of Sub-categorization in a Greenhouse Gas Tradable Performance Standard
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman
Annual Meeting | Association of Environmental and Resource Economists | Ashville, TN | June 4, 2012
 
What Have We Learnt from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System?
Markus Wråke, Dallas Burtraw, Åsa Lofgren and Lars Zetterberg
Ambio | 41: 12-22.
 
Retail Electricity Price Savings from Compliance Flexibility in GHG Standards for Stationary Sources
Dallas Burtraw, Matt Woerman and Anthony Paul
Energy Policy | 42 | 67-77 | Related Discussion Paper 11-30
 
Social Safety Nets and US Climate Policy Costs
Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw and Margaret Walls
Climate Policy | Vol. 12, Issue 4 | pp. 474-490
 
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