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


Local Public Good Equilibrium [draft version: July 2023]Nathan W. Chan and Anne van den Nouweland
Legalization and innovation in the cannabis market [draft version: September 2023]Lucy X. Wang and Nathan W. Chan
Market structure, evolution and regulation with prosocially motivated firmsNathan W. Chan and Andreas Lange(R&R)
On generosity in public good and charitable dictator gamesNathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk(R&R) Measuring strength of altruistic motivesNathan W. Chan, Stephen Knowles, Ronald Peeters, and Leonard Wolk(Accepted at Journal of the Economic Science Association)
Voting-based approaches to environmental valuationNathan W. Chan(Undergoing revision for Handbook of Environmental Valuation)
Local public good equilibrium and share equilibrium [draft version: August 2023]Nathan W. Chan and Anne van den Nouweland
Income Targeting in Consumer Energy Efficiency ProgramsNathan W. Chan and Isla Globus-Harris

Select Works-in-Progress

Adverse Weather Induces Adaptation Along Multiple DimensionsNathan W. Chan and Casey J. Wichman