Brian C. Prest


Economist, Resources for the Future

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. “Peaking Interest: How awareness drives the effectiveness of time-of-use electricity pricing”, conditionally accepted at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

  2. “The Unconventional Oil Supply Boom: Aggregate Price Response from Microdata” with Richard Newell (2019). The Energy Journal (40, no. 3) May 2019.

  3. “Trophy Hunting vs. Manufacturing Energy: The Price-Responsiveness of Shale Gas”, with Richard Newell & Ashley Vissing (2019). Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (6, no. 2) March 2019: 177-217.

  4. “Explanations for the 2014 Oil Price Decline: Supply or Demand?” (2018). Energy Economics (74) August 2018: 63-75.

Work in Progress

  1. “How Clean is ‘Refined Coal’? An Empirical Assessment of a Billion Dollar Tax Credit”, with Alan Krupnick, (in progress)

  2. “A Discounting Rule for the Social Cost of Carbon”, with Richard Newell and Billy Pizer, (in progress)

  3. “Prices versus Quantities with Policy Updating”, with Billy Pizer (revisions requested and resubmitted)

  4. “The GDP-Temperature Relationship: Implications for Climate Change Damages”, with Richard Newell & Steven Sexton (under review)

  5. “Informing SPR Policy Through Oil Futures and Inventory Dynamics”, with Richard Newell (in progress). Working version.