Erin T. Mansur

Associate Professor of Economics

My research interests are in the fields of industrial organization and environmental economics, focusing primarily on questions regarding energy markets and energy policy. Recent research examines how environmental regulations affect profits, how regulations affect manufacturing employment, how the organization of electricity markets affects economic efficiency, and how resource adequacy, like blackouts, affects productivity.

Department(s): 
Economics
Education: 
B.A. Colby College
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications

“Do Local Energy Prices and Regulation Affect the Geographic Concentration of Employment? A Border Pairs Approach” Joint with Matthew Kahn Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.

“Prices vs. Quantities: Environmental Regulation and Imperfect Competition” Journal of Regulatory Economics, forthcoming.

“How Stringent is the EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants?” Joint with Matt Kotchen Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, forthcoming.

“Profiting from Regulation: Evidence from the European Carbon Market” Joint with Jim Bushnell and Howard Chong American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming.

“The Value of Scarce Water: Measuring the Inefficiency of Municipal Regulations” Joint with Sheila Olmstead Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 71, Issue 3, May 2012, pages 332–346.

“What Do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California's NOx Trading Program” Joint with Meredith Fowlie and Stephen Holland American Economic Review, Volume 102, Issue 2, April 2012, pages 1-29.

“Vertical Targeting and Leakage in Carbon Policy” Joint with Jim Bushnell American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Volume 101, Issue 3, May 2011, pages 263-267.

  “Averting Regulatory Enforcement: Evidence from New Source Review” Joint with Nat Keohane and Andrey Voynov Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2009, pages 75-104.

  “Is Real-Time Pricing Green? The Environmental Impacts of Electricity Demand Variance” Joint with Stephen Holland Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 90, Issue 3, August 2008, pages 550-561.

  “Measuring Welfare in Restructured Electricity Markets” Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 90, Issue 2, May 2008, pages 369-386.

  “Vertical Arrangements, Market Structure, and Competition: An Analysis of Restructured U.S. Electricity Markets” Joint with Jim Bushnell and Celeste Saravia American Economic Review, Volume 98, Issue 1, March 2008, pages 237-266.

  “Climate Change Adaptation: A Study of Fuel Choice and Consumption in the U.S. Energy Sector” Joint with Robert Mendelsohn and Wendy Morrison Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 55, Issue 2, March 2008, pages 175-193.

  “Climate Change Adaptation: A Study of Fuel Choice and Consumption in the U.S. Energy Sector” Joint with Robert Mendelsohn and Wendy Morrison Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 55, Issue 2, March 2008, pages 175-193.

  “Reformulating Competition? Gasoline Content Regulation and Wholesale Gasoline Prices” Joint with Jennifer Brown, Justine Hastings, and Sofia Villas-Boas Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 55, Issue 1, January 2008, pages 1-19.

  “Do Oligopolists Pollute Less? Evidence from a Restructured Electricity Market” Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 55, Issue 4, December 2007, pages 661-689.

   “Upstream Competition and Vertical Integration in Electricity Markets” Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 50, Issue 1, February 2007, pages 125-156.

   “The Short-Run Effects of Time-Varying Prices in Competitive Electricity Markets” Joint with Stephen Holland The Energy Journal, Volume 27, Issue 4, October 2006, pages 127-155.

   “Consumption under Noisy Price Signals: A Study of Electricity Retail Rate Deregulation in San Diego” Joint with Jim Bushnell Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 53, Issue 4, December 2005, pages 493-513.

   “Examining Policies to Reduce Homelessness using a General Equilibrium Model of the Housing Market” Joint with John Quigley, Steven Raphael, and Eugene Smolensky Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 52, Issue 2, September 2002, pages 316-340.

   “The Environmental Effects of SO2 Trading and Banking” Joint with Dallas Burtraw Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 33, Issue 20, October 15, 1999, pages 3489-3494.

   “Costs and Benefits of Reducing Air Pollutants Related to Acid Rain” Joint with Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, David Austin, and Deirdre Farrell Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 16, Issue 4, October 1998, pages 379-400.

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Works in progress

“What Do Emissions Markets Deliver and to Whom? Evidence from Southern California’s NOx Trading Program,” with Meredith Fowlie and Stephen Holland

“Profiting from Regulation: An Event Study of the European Carbon Market,” with Jim Bushnell and Howard Chong

“Market Organization and Efficiency in Electricity Markets,” with Matthew White; “Costly Blackouts? Measuring Productivity and Environmental Effects of Electricity Shortages,” with Karen Fisher-Vanden and Juliana Qiong Wang

“Understanding the Role of Energy Prices and Public Policy in Determining Manufacturing’s Locational Patterns: A Regression Discontinuity Approach,” with Matthew Kahn

“Vertical Targeting: Issues in Implementing Upstream versus Downstream Regulation”