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 contains my current research; see my publications here.

Working Papers

Preheating Prosocial Behaviour [draft version: November 2022]Casey J. Wichman and Nathan W. Chan(Conditionally Accepted at Economic Journal)
Pigouvian policies under behavioral motivations [undergoing revision]Nathan W. Chan(R&R at Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists)
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Systemic Racism [draft posting soon!]Sarah Jacobson, Amy Ando, Titus Awokuse, Nathan W. Chan, Jimena González-Ramírez, Sumeet Gulati, Matthew Interis, Dale Manning, and Samuel Stolper. (Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy)
On consumer incentives for energy-efficient durables [draft version: March 2023]Nathan W. Chan and Isla Globus-Harris(Accepted at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)
Local Public Good Equilibrium [draft version: January 2023]Nathan W. Chan and Anne van den Nouweland
Is grass greener in the gray zone? Legalization and innovation in the cannabis market [draft version: March 2023]Lucy X. Wang and Nathan W. Chan
Market structure, evolution and regulation with prosocially motivated firmsNathan W. Chan and Andreas Lange
External monitoring and enforcement and the success of collective property rights regimesFelipe Quezada Escalona** and Nathan W. Chan[** Graduate advisee]
Reciprocity with Stochastic Loss [draft posting soon!]Nathan W. Chan and Leonard Wolk(Accepted at Journal of the Economic Science Association)
Cost-(in)effective public good provision: An experimental exploration [undergoing revision]Nathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk(R&R)
Spatial microsimulation of carbon tax incidence: An application to Washington State [undergoing revision]Nathan W. Chan and Susan S. Sayre(R&R)
On generosity in public good and charitable dictator gamesNathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk 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(R&R)

Select Works-in-Progress

Adverse Weather Induces Adaptation Along Multiple DimensionsNathan W. Chan and Casey J. Wichman
A unifying algebra of green intermediatesNathan W. Chan
Environmental-Equity Trade-Offs in Consumer Energy Efficiency ProgramsNathan W. Chan and Isla Globus-Harris