Current Research

Work in Progress

Unlocking Amenities: Complementarities in public good consumption, with David Albouy and Ignacio Sarmiento

Evaluating the Social Cost of Flood Delays on Transport in São Paulo, with Antonio Bento

Decomposing the Wedge: Mechanisms driving the gap between projected and realized returns from energy efficiency investments, with Erica Myers and Paul Francisco

Evaluating the Welfare Effects of Traffic Congestion in Developing Country Cities: Evidence from Google transit data

Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Racial Discrimination on Pollution Exposures in the US, with Chris Timmins and Kay Jowers

The Price of Powder: Evidence on the demand for snow from the AirBnB Market, with Bryan Parthum


Working Papers and Papers Under Review

Economic Eff ects of Environmental Crises: Evidence from Flint, Michigan, with Dave Keiser and Gabe Lade (coming soon)

Uncertainty in Forecasts of Long-Run Productivity Growth: Evidence from the Yale Long Run Growth Survey, with Bill Nordhaus and Ken Gillingham (revisions requested, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

Suburbs or Skyscrapers: The effect of China’s land leasing market on housing decentralization 

The Cost of Conservation in an Emerging Economy: Satellite Evidence from China’s Farmland Protection Program



Modeling Uncertainty in Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison, with Ken Gillingham, Bill Nordhaus, Geoff Blanford, Valentina Bosetti, Haewon McJeon, John Reilly, and Paul Sztorc. Journal of the Association of Environment and Resource Economists, forthcoming. NBER Working Paper

Christensen, Peter and McCord, Gordon. 2016. Geographic Determinants of China’s Urbanization. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 59, pp. 90-102, 2016

Mendelsohn, R., Arellano-Gonzalez, J., and Christensen P. 2010. The Impact of Climate Change on Mexican Agriculture: A Ricardian Analysis. Environment and Development Economics 15.2 : 153-171


Other Papers and Published Reports

Contributing Author to IPCC 2014: IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O. et al eds] Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Mendelsohn, R., Arellano-Gonzalez, J., and Christensen, P. 2009. The Impact of Climate Change on Mexican Agriculture: A Ricardian Analysis. Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank.