Publications

Research Interests

I use economic methods to examine challenges in environmental management and energy policy, with a primary focus on environmental public goods. I study a wide variety of topics, including global climate change mitigation, energy efficiency policy, markets for environmentally-friendly products, nonmarket valuation, and pollution control. This page lists my publications; see my current research here.

Journal Articles 

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External monitoring and enforcement and the success of collective property rights regimesFelipe Quezada Escalona** and Nathan W. Chan (forthcoming)Environmental and Resource Economics[** Graduate advisee]
A unifying algebra of green consumption technologiesNathan W. Chan (forthcoming)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Spatial microsimulation of carbon tax incidence: An application to Washington State [accepted version: August 2023]Nathan W. Chan and Susan S. Sayre (forthcoming)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Preheating Prosocial Behaviour [replication package]Casey J. Wichman and Nathan W. Chan (2023)Economic Journal
Cost-(in)effective public good provision: An experimental explorationNathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk (2023)Theory and Decision
Pigouvian policies under behavioral motivationsNathan W. Chan (2024)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource EconomistsWinner of Best Paper Award at Ulvön Environmental Economics Conference 2021
On consumer incentives for energy-efficient durablesNathan W. Chan and Isla Globus-Harris (2023)Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Systemic Racism [draft version: March 2023] [blog post] [RFF working paper]Amy Ando, Titus Awokuse, Nathan W. Chan, Jimena González-Ramírez, Sumeet Gulati, Sarah Jacobson, Matthew Interis, Dale Manning, and Samuel Stolper (2024)Review of Environmental Economics and Policy
The effects of climate change on outdoor recreation participation in the United States: Projections for the 21st centuryJacqueline Willwerth, Megan Sheahan, Nathan W. Chan, Charles Fant, Jeremey Martinich, and Michael Kolian (2023)Weather, Climate, and Society
Reciprocity with Stochastic LossNathan W. Chan and Leonard Wolk (2023)Journal of the Economic Science Association
A framework for estimating the impact of monitoring and enforcement on (unobserved) illicit extractionFelipe Quezada** and Nathan W. Chan (2023)Environmental and Resource Economics, 84, 627-647[**Graduate advisee.]
Racial and income disparities associated with biased sampling in a large-scale community science projectAaron Grade, Nathan W. Chan, Prashikdivya Gajbhiye**, and Paige Warren (2022)PLOS One, 17(11): e0277223[**Graduate advisee.]
Perception of generosity under matching and rebate subsidiesNathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk (2022)Judgment and Decision Making, 17(5), 1058-1071
Funding Public Goods Through Dedicated Taxes on Private GoodsNathan W. Chan and Matthew J. Kotchen (2022)Land Economics, 27, 428-439
Conformity and Conservation: Evidence from Home Landscaping and Water Conservation.Jesse Burkhardt, Nathan W. Chan, Bryan Bollinger, and Kenneth T. Gillingham (2022)American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1, 228-248
Valuing Nonmarket Impacts of Climate Change: From Reduced-form to WelfareNathan W. Chan and Casey J. Wichman (2022)Environmental and Resource Economics, 81, 179-213
Lindahl Pricing, Three WaysNathan W. Chan and Mirco Dinelli* (2021)Economics Bulletin, 41(4), 2386-2392[*Undergraduate advisee]
Optimal Cost Sharing for Green GoodsNathan W. Chan and Mirco Dinelli* (2020)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 7(6), 1033-1068[*Undergraduate advisee]
Cost-effective Giving with Multiple Public GoodsNathan W. Chan and Leonard Wolk (2020)Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 173, 130-145
Climate Change and Recreation: Evidence from North American CyclingNathan W. Chan and Casey J. Wichman (2020)Environmental and Resource Economics, 76, 119-151
The Effects of Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Dispensing on Opioid MortalityNathan W. Chan, Jesse Burkhardt, and Matthew Flyr (2020)Economic Inquiry, 58(2), 589-606
Funding Global Environmental Public Goods Through Multilateral Financial MechanismsNathan W. Chan (2019)Environmental and Resource Economics, 72(2), 515-531
Unintended Consequences of Cap-and-Trade? Evidence from the Regional Greenhouse Gas InitiativeNathan W. Chan and John Morrow* (2019)Energy Economics, 80, 411-422[*Undergraduate advisee]
Local Public Goods and the Crowding-out Hypothesis: Evidence from Civic CrowdfundingDaniel A. Brent and Nathan W. Chan (2019)Economics Bulletin, 39(3), 1-14
The Dollars and Sense of Ballot Propositions: Estimating Willingness to Pay for Public Goods using Aggregate Voting DataJesse Burkhardt and Nathan W. Chan (2017)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(2), 470-503
The Microeconomic Theory of the Rebound Effect and its Welfare ImplicationsNathan W. Chan and Kenneth Gillingham (2015)Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2(1), 133-159
Misinformation and Its Implications for Green MarketsNathan W. Chan (2015)Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 5(3-4), 301-316
A Generalized Impure Public Good and Linear Characteristics Model of Green ConsumptionNathan W. Chan and Matthew J. Kotchen (2014)Resource & Energy Economics, 37, 1-16
Effect of Changes in Water Level on Sediment Pore Water Redox Geochemistry at a Reservoir ShorelineRich A. Wildman, Nathan W. Chan, Nathan F. Dalleska, Mark Anderson, and Janet G. Hering (2010)Applied Geochemistry, 25(12), 1902-1911

Other Publications

Review of “The City and the Coming Climate"Nathan W. ChanJournal of Regional Science, 52(5), 884-885