Urban Economics

Carbon Taxes in Spatial Equilibrium

__Job Market Paper__ I estimate the spatial and sectoral distribution of incidence from carbon pricing by developing and estimating a quantitative spatial equilibrium model. The model highlights an equity-efficiency tradeoff that is unique to carbon taxes in a spatial setting.

The Environmental Cost of Land Use Restrictions

__Revise and Resubmitted:__ _Quantitative Economics._ We examine the effects of stringent local land-use regulations on household carbon and particulate matter emissions. We develop and estimate a spatial equilibrium model and predict that relaxing tight land use regulations in California would decrease national carbon output by 0.6%.