My research interest is in quantitative policy analysis, particularly focusing on energy, environmental and safety issues. Below are some of my publications and working papers.

Recent Papers and Working Papers

Who Should Own the League?  Transaction Costs and NBA Ownership Structure,” forthcoming in the Journal of Sports Economics.

“Tenure at Liberal Arts Colleges: Further Empirical Evidence on Alchian,” available on request (with Tomas Nonnenmacher)

The Economics of Regulation and Antitrust in the Era of Homeland Security,” Ostrom Workshop Colloquium, AY 2016-17.

Electricity Generation, Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Sensitivity Analysis of the Build Decision for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects,” Greenhouse Gases: Science & Technology. 2(1):36-45 (With Paul S. Fischbeck and Sean T. McCoy). (2012)

Environmental Bonds and the Problem of Long-Term Carbon Sequestration,” Journal of Environmental Management. (2009) 90(2):1097-1105 (With Elizabeth J. Wilson).

M. Granger Morgan and Sean McCoy, with Jay Apt et al., Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the Legal and Regulatory Barriers. New York, NY: Resources for the Future Press. (2012)

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Integrating Technology, Monitoring, Regulation, Blackwell Publishing (Contributing co-editor with Elizabeth J. Wilson). (2007)

Traffic Safety

National Research Council, TRB Special Report 308: The Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. (2012)

Press Release for release of TRB 308

An Interactive Tool to Compare and Communicate Traffic Safety Risks: Traffic STATS,” The Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. (2007) 46(3): 87-102 (With Paul S. Fischbeck, Barbara Gengler, and Randy S. Weinberg).

Experiments in technology forcing: comparing the regulatory processes of US automobile safety and emissions regulations,” International Journal of Technology Policy and Management (2007) 7(1): 1-14. (With Lester Lave).

Refinery Emissions

How big is big? How often is often? Characterizing Texas Petroleum Refinery Emissions,” June 2010, Atmospheric Environment 44(34): 4230-4239. (With Britney McCoy and Paul S. Fischbeck)

Auto Fuel Economy and Emissions

The Economics of CAFE Reconsidered: A Response to CAFE Critics and A Case for Fuel Economy Standards,” Regulatory Analysis 03-10. AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. (2003). (With Lester Lave).

Implementing Technology-Forcing Policies: The 1970 Clean Air Act and the Introduction of Advanced Emissions Controls.” Technology Forecasting and Social Change. (2005) 72:761-778. (With Lester Lave).

Diesels and Hybrids Don’t Mix: Public Perceptions and Actual Driving Behavior of New Diesel and Hybrid Owners,” Transportation Research Record (2007) No. 2017. pp. 33-40 (With Paul S. Fischbeck and H. Scott Mathews).

“Identifying and Correcting Errors with Odometer Readings from I/M Data:  A “Rollover” Problem for the Estimation of Emissions and Technical Change,” Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board. (2007) No. 2011 pp. 87-97 (With Vincent Goh and Paul S. Fischbeck).

“An Interactive Forecasting Tool for the Impacts of New Engine Technologies on Fuel Consumption and Emissions,” Transportation Research Record. (2007) No. 2011, pp. 78-86 (With Paul S. Fischbeck and David Rice).

Hardrock Mining and the Public Lands

Property Rights and Technological Innovation: Legal Remedies and Pollution Abatement in U.S. Mining.” In The Technology of Property Rights. Anderson and Hill, eds. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Press. (2001) (With Timothy J. LeCain).

Transaction Costs and the Value of Mining Claims.” Land Economics (2001) 77(3): 371-384.

The Law & Economics of Reclamation Bonds.” Resources Policy. (2000) 26(4): 189-197.

“A Law & Economics Perspective on Abandoned Mine Cleanup,” Paper presented at EPA Hardrock Mining 2002: Issues Shaping the Industry. Denver, CO.  Working Paper   Table    References

The Origins of the Federal Wilderness System.” In Political Environmentalism. T. L. Anderson, ed. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press. (2000)

The development of first-possession rules in US mining, 1872-1920,” Resources Policy (1998) 24(4): 251-64).