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Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy
202-328-5087
burtraw@rff.org
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Dallas Burtraw is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation. He is particularly interested in incentive-based approaches for environmental regulation, the most notable of which is a tradable permit system, and recently has studied ways to introduce greater cost-effectiveness into regulation under the Clean Air Act. 
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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BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Price Discovery in Emissions Permit Auctions
Dallas Burtraw, Jacob Goeree, Charles Holt, Erica Myers, Karen Palmer, William Shobe
Experiments on Energy, the Environment and Sustainability. Series Title: Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 14 | R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton | Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited | 2011
 
Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies in the Electricity Sector
Dallas Burtraw, Margaret Walls and Joshua Blonz
U.S. Energy Tax Policy | Gilbert E. Metcalf, ed. | Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies in the Electricity Sector
Dallas Burtraw, Margaret Walls and Joshua Blonz
U.S. Energy Tax Policy | Gilbert E. Metcalf | Cambridge: Cambridge University Press | 2010
 
U.S. Emissions Trading Markets for SO2 and NOx
Dallas Burtraw and Sarah Jo Szambelan
Permit Trading in Different Applications | Bernd Hansjürgens | New York: Routledge | 2010
 
Compensation for Electricity Consumers Under a US CO2 Emissions Cap
Anthony Paul, Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions and Implementation | Vivek Ghosal | Cambridge MA: MIT Press | 2010
 
Property Rights Created under a Federalist Approach to Tradable Emissions Policy
Dallas Burtraw and Richard Sweeney
Property Rights and Land Policies | Gregory Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong | Cambridge: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy | 2009
 
Valuing Benefits from Ecosystem Improvements using Stated Preference Methods: An Example from Reducing Acidification in the Adirondacks Park
David A. Evans, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, Alan J. Krupnick and Juha Siikamaki
Saving Biological Diversity | Robert A. Askins, Glenn D. Dreyer, Gerald R. Visgilio, Diana M. Whitelaw, eds. | New York: Springer | 2008
 
Valuing Benefits from Ecosystem Improvements using Stated Preference Methods: An Example from Reducing Acidification in the Adirondacks Park
David A. Evans, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick and Juha Siikamaki
Saving Biological Diversity: Balancing Protection of Endangered species and Ecosystems | Robert A. Askins, Glenn D. Dreyer, Gerald R. Visgilio | New York: Springer | 2008
 
Local Options on Global Stocks: How the States Are Affecting the U.S. Debate on Climate Policy
Dallas Burtraw and William Shobe
States and Climate Change: Leaders or Lab Rats? | Jeffrey Domanski | Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Policy Research Institute for the Fregion | 2008
 
Tradable Permit Markets
Dallas Burtraw, Dan Shawhan
Experimental Methods, Environmental Economics | Todd Cherry, Stephan Kroll and Jason Shogren, eds. | Rutledge | 2008
 
Trading Cases: Five Examples of the Use of Markets in Environmental and Resource Management
James Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, Virginia McConnell, Richard G. Newell, Karen Palmer, James N. Sanchirico and Margaret Walls
The RFF Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2nd Edition | Wallace E. Oates, ed. | RFF Press | 2006 | Chapter 10
 
A Carbon Tax to Reduce the Deficit
Dallas Burtraw and Paul R. Portney
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | Richard D. Morgenstern and Paul R. Portney, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 3
 
Cleaning Up Power Plant Emissions
Dallas Burtraw and Karen L. Palmer
New Approaches on Energy and the Environment: Policy Advice for the President | Richard D. Morgenstern and Paul R. Portney, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 8
 
Air Quality Management in the United States
National Research Council
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press | 2004
 
SO2 Cap-and-Trade Program in the United States: A Living Legend of Market Effectiveness
Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments andOutcomes in the Inited States and Europe | Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, and Thomas Sterner, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 2
 
NOx Emissions in the United States: A Potpourri of Policies
Dallas Burtraw and David A. Evans
Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe | Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, and Thomas Sterner, eds. | RFF Press | 2004 | Chapter 6
 
Economics Benefits of Controls
Dallas Burtraw
Acid Rain: Are the Problems Solved? | James C. White, editor | Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society | 2003
 
Electricity Restructuring: Consequences and Opportunities for the Environment
Dallas Burtraw, Karen Palmer, and Martin Heintzelman
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume V | H. Folmer and T. Tietenberg, editors | Northampton, MA: Edward Elger | 2001
 
Green Taxes and Administrative Costs: Comment
Dallas Burtraw
Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy | Carlo Carraro and Gilbert E. Metcalf, eds. | Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press | 2001
 
Measuring the Value of Health Improvements from Clean-up in the Great Lakes Region
Dallas Burtraw and Alan J. Krupnick
Great Lakes Economic Valuation Guidebook | Allegra Cangelosi, ed. | Washington, D.C.: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Northeast-Midwest Institute | 2001
 
Electricity Restructuring: Consequences and Opportunities for the Environment
Dallas Burtraw, Karen L. Palmer, and Martin Heintzelman
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2001/2002 | Henk Folmer and Tom Tietenberg, eds. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 2001
 
Appraisal of the SO2 Cap-and-Trade Market
Dallas Burtraw
Emissions Trading: Environmental Policy's New Approach | Richard F. Kosobud, editor | New York: John Wiley & Sons | 2000
 
Appraisal of the SO2 Cap-and-Trade Market
Dallas Burtraw
Emissions Trading: Environmental Policy's New Approach | Richard F. Kosobud, ed. | New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons | 2000
 
Cost Savings, Market Performance and Economic Benefits of the U.S. Acid Rain Program
Dallas Burtraw
Pollution for Sale: Emissions Trading and Joint Implementation | Steve Sorrell and Jim Skea, eds. | Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. | 1999
 
Tracking and Analysis Framework (TAF) Model Documentation and User's Guide
Dallas Burtraw and Cary Bloyd et al.
Argonne National Laboratory | December 1996
 
A Shock to the System
Timothy J. Brennan, Karen L. Palmer, Raymond J. Kopp, Alan J. Krupnick, Vito Stagliano, and Dallas Burtraw
RFF Press | 1996
 
Agency in International Permit Trading
Dallas Burtraw
Economic Instruments For Air Pollution Control | Ger Klaassen and Finn R. Førsund, eds. | Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers | October 1994 | Chapter 12
 
Tradable Sulfur Dioxide Emission Permits and European Economic Integration
Dallas Burtraw, Michael A. Toman
Pollution Abatement Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe | Michael A. Toman, ed. | RFF Press | 1994 | pp. 49-59
 
Economic Conservation
Dallas Burtraw
The Encyclopedia of the Environment | R. Eblen and W. Eblen, eds. | Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin Company | 1994
 
The Social Costing Debate: Issues and Resolutions
Dallas Burtraw, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Alan J. Krupnick, A. Myrick Freeman III, Karen L. Palmer, and Winston Harrington
Social Costs of Energy: Present Status and Future Trends | O. Hohmeyer and R. Ottinger, eds. | Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag | 1994
 
Environmental Policy In The United States
Dallas Burtraw and Paul R. Portney
Economic Policy Towards the Environment | Dieter Helm, ed. | Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers | 1991
 
  
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