publications.

Selected Publications

How Effective is Carbon Pricing? A Machine Learning Approach to Policy Evaluation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.


The Economics of Renewable Energy Support. Journal of Public Economics.


Carbon Abatement with Renewables: Evaluating Wind and Solar Subsidies in Germany and Spain. Journal of Public Economics.


Higher Price, Lower Costs? Minimum Prices in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.


How Robust is the Uniform Emissions Pricing Rule to Social Equity Concerns? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.


Knowledge Diffusion, Endogenous Growth, and the Costs of Global Climate Policy. European Economic Review.


Combining Price and Quantity Controls Under Partitioned Environmental Regulation. Journal of Public Economics.


Household Heterogeneity, Aggregation, and Distributional Impacts of Environmental Taxes. Journal of Public Economics.


A Systems Approach to Evaluating the Air Quality Co-benefits of US Carbon Policies. Nature Climate Change.


A Numerical Investigation of the Potential for Negative Emissions Leakage. American Economic Review P&P.

Refereed Journals

[44] J. Abrell, M. Kosch, and S. Rausch (202x). How Effective is Carbon Pricing? A Machine Learning Approach to Policy Evaluation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, forthcoming. Working paper version is available here.

[43] J. Abrell, S. Rausch, and C. Streitberger (2021). The Economic and Climate Value of Flexibility in Green Energy Markets. Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming. Working paper version is available here.

[42] F. Landis, G. Fredriksson, and S. Rausch (2021). Between- and within-country distributional impacts from harmonizing carbon prices in the EU. Energy Economics, 105585. Working paper version is available here.

[41] J. Abrell, S. Rausch, and C. Streitberger (2019). Buffering Volatility: Storage Investments and Technology-Specific Renewable Energy Support. Energy Economics, 841(1). Working paper version is available here.

[40] J. Abrell, S. Rausch, and C. Streitberger (2019). The Economics of Renewable Energy Support. Journal of Public Economics, 176, 94-117. Working paper version is available here. Link to online appendix.

[39] F. Landis, S. Rausch, M. Kosch, C. Böhringer (2019). Efficient and Equitable Policy Design: Taxing Energy Use or Promoting Energy Savings? The Energy Journal, 40(1), 73-104.

[38] J. Abrell, S. Rausch, and H. Yonezawa (2019). Higher Price, Lower Costs? Minimum Prices in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(2), 446-481. Working paper version is available here.

[37] J. Abrell, M. Kosch, and S. Rausch (2019). Carbon Abatement with Renewables: Evaluating Wind and Solar Subsidies in Germany and Spain. Journal of Public Economics, 169, 172-202. Working paper version is available here.

[36] F. Landis, A. Marcucci, S. Rausch, K. Ramachandran, and L. Bretschger (2019). Multi-model Comparison of Swiss Decarbonization Scenarios. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 155(12).

[35] J. Abrell, S. Rausch, and G. Schwarz (2018). How Robust is the Uniform Emissions Pricing Rule to Social Equity Concerns? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92, 783-814. Working paper version is available here.

[34] D. Zhang and S. Rausch (2018). Capturing Natural Resource Dynamics in Top-Down Energy-Economic Equilibrium Models. Energy Economics, 74, 917-926.

[33] S. Rausch and H. Yonezawa (2018). The Intergenerational Incidence of a Green Tax Reform. Climate Change Economics, 9(1), 25 pages.

[31] F. Landis and S. Rausch (2018). Deep Transformations of the Energy Sector: A Model of Technology Investment Choice. Energy Economics, 68, 136-147.

[31] F. Landis, S. Rausch, and M. Kosch (2018). Differentiated Carbon Prices and the Economic Costs of Decarbonization, Environmental and Resource Economics, 70, 483-516. Working paper version is available here.

[30] L. Bretschger, F. Lechthaler, S. Rausch, and L. Zhang (2017). Knowledge Diffusion, Endogenous Growth, and the Costs of Global Climate Policy, European Economic Review, 93, 47-72. Supplementary data is available here. Working paper version is available here.

[29] J. Abrell and S. Rausch (2017). Combining Price and Quantity Controls Under Partitioned Environmental Regulation, Journal of Public Economics, 145, 226-242. Online appendix, including computer codes, is available here.

[28] S. Rausch and G. Schwarz (2016), Household Heterogeneity, Aggregation, and Distributional Impacts of Environmental Taxes, Journal of Public Economics, 38, 43-57. Online appendix is available here (PDF, 852 KB). Working paper version is available here.

[27] Abrell and S. Rausch (2016), Cross-Country Electricity Trade, Renewable Energy and European Transmission Infrastructure Policy, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 79, 87-113. Working paper version is available here.

[26] V. Karplus, S. Rausch, and D. Zhang (2016), Energy Caps: Alternative Climate Policy Instruments for China?, Energy Economics, 56, 422-431. MIT News on the study.

[25] B. Lanz and S. Rausch (2016), Emissions Trading in the Presence of Price-Regulated Polluting Firms: How Costly Are Free Allowances?, The Energy Journal, 37(1), 195-232. Working paper version is available here.

[24] T. Thompson, S. Rausch, R. Saari, and N. Selin (2016), Air Quality Co-Benefits of Sub-National Carbon Policies. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 66(10), 1-15.

[23] K. Tapia-Ahumada, C. Octaviano, S. Rausch, and I. Perez-Arriaga (2015), Modeling Intermittent Renewable Electricity Technologies in General Equilibrium Models. Economic Modelling, 51, 242-262.

[22] S. Rausch and J. Reilly (2015), Carbon Taxes, Deficits, and Energy Policy Interactions. National Tax Journal, 68(1), 157-178. (Read the authors' op-ed on the study in Politico here.)

[21] J. Caron, S. Rausch, and N. Winchester (2015). Leakage from Sub-national Climate Initiatives: The Case of California, The Energy Journal, 36(2), 167-190. (Supplementary material documenting the data set and model is available here.)

[20] Saari, R., N. Selin, S. Rausch and T.M. Thompson (2015). A Self-Consistent Method to Assess Air Quality Co-Benefits from US Climate Policies, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 65(1), 74-89.

[19] T. Thompson, S. Rausch, R. Saari, and N. Selin (2014). A Systems Approach to Evaluating the Air Quality Co-benefits of US Carbon Policies. Nature Climate Change, 4, 917-923. Supplementary material published online at the journal's website is available here.

[18] E. Blanc, K. Strzepek, A. Schlosser, H. Jacoby, A. Gueneau, C. Fant, S. Rausch, and J. Reilly (2014). Modeling U.S. Water Resources under Climate Change, Earth's Future, 2(4), 197-224.

[17] A. Fawcett, L. Clarke, S. Rausch, and J. Weyant (2014). Overview of EMF 24 Policy Scenarios, The Energy Journal, 35(11), 33-60.

[16] S. Rausch and V. Karplus (2014). Market vs. Regulation: The Efficiency and Distributional Impacts of U.S. Climate Policy Proposals, The Energy Journal, 35(11), 199-227. Download buildstream for building US state-level social accounts here.

[15] S. Rausch and M. Mowers (2014). Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Clean and Renewable Energy Standards for Electricity, Resource and Energy Economics, 36(3), 556-585. Working paper version is available here.

[14] D. Zhang, S. Rausch, V. Karplus, and X. Zhang (2013). Quantifying Regional Economic Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Intensity Targets in China, Energy Economics, 40, 687-701.

[13] S. Rausch (2013). Fiscal Consolidation and Climate Policy: An Overlapping Generations Perspective, Energy Economics, 40, 134-148.

[12] N. Winchester and S. Rausch (2013), A Numerical Investigation of the Potential for Negative Emissions Leakage, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 103(3), 320–325. Online appendix (PDF, 598 KB) and code for stylized model in Section I of the paper.

[11] S. Paltsev , H. Jacoby, J. M. Reilly, Q. J. Ejaz, F. O’Sullivan, J. Morris, S. Rausch, N. Winchester, and O. Kragha (2011). Potential U.S. Gas Production, Use, and Trade, Energy Policy, 39, 5309-5321.

[10] B. Lanz and S. Rausch (2011). General Equilibrium, Electricity Generation Technologies and the Cost of Carbon Abatement: A Structural Sensitivity Analysis, Energy Economics, 33, 1035-1047.

[9] X. Gitiaux, S. Rausch, S. Paltsev, and J. M. Reilly (2011). Biofuels, Climate Policy and the European Vehicle, Journal of Transport, Economics and Policy, 46(1), 1-23.

[8] S. Rausch, G. E.Metcalf, and J. M. Reilly (2011). Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing: A General Equilibrium Approach with Micro-Data for Households, Energy Economics, 33, S20-S33. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 17087.

[7] S. Rausch and T. F. Rutherford (2010). Computation of Equilibria in OLG Models with Many Heterogeneous Households, Computational Economics, 36(2), 171-189. Download model code here.

[6] S. Rausch, G. E. Metcalf, J. M. Reilly, and S. Paltsev (2010). Distributional Implications of Alternative U.S. Greenhouse Gas Control Measures, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Symposium, 10(2).

  • Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 16053. Republished in Distributional Aspects of Energy and Climate Policy, edited by Mark Cohen, Don Fullerton, and Robert Topel. Edward Elgar Publishers, 2013.


Books

[5] S. Rausch (2009). Macroeconomic Consequences of Demographic Change: Modeling Issues and Applications. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Vol. 621, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg-New York.


Book Chapters

[4] S. Rausch, G. E. Metcalf, J. M. Reilly, and S. Paltsev (2011). Distributional Impacts of a U.S. Greenhouse Gas Policy: A General Equilibrium Analysis of Carbon Pricing, U.S. Energy Tax Policy, ed. G. E. Metcalf, Cambridge University Press, MA.


Technical Notes

[3] Yuan M., S. Rausch, J. Caron, S. Paltsev, and J. Reilly (2019). The MIT U.S. Regional Energy Policy (USREP) Model: The Base Model and Revisions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joint Program Technical Note 18, August.

[2] J. Caron and S. Rausch (2013). A Global General Equilibrium Model with US State-Level Detail for Trade and Environmental Policy Analysis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joint Program Technical Note 13, February.

[1] S. Rausch and T. F. Rutherford (2009). Tools for Building National Economic Models Using State-Level IMPLAN Social Accounts. Unpublished manuscript.