Christopher R. Knittel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics

77 Massachusetts Ave.

E62-416

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Evidence of a Shift in the Short-Run Price Elasticity of Gasoline Demand

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Sep 2006
Jonathan E. Hughes, Christopher R. Knittel and Daniel Sperling
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Davis - Institute of Transportation Studies
Downloads 854 (20,156)
Citation 46

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Gasoline demand, Price elasticity

Evidence of a Shift in the Short-Run Price Elasticity of Gasoline Demand

NBER Working Paper No. w12530
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Sep 2006
Jonathan E. Hughes, Christopher R. Knittel and Daniel Sperling
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Davis - Institute of Transportation Studies
Downloads 79 (248,861)
Citation 46

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The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing

Number of pages: 119 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 644 (30,270)

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The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing

NBER Working Paper No. w23060
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 4 (528,685)

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An Empirical Examination of Deregulated Electricity Prices

POWER Working Paper No. PWP-087
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Dec 2001
Christopher R. Knittel and Michael R. Roberts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 620 (29,604)
Citation 35

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Regulatory Imperfections in the Electricity and Natural Gas Industries: Evidence from the Pricing and Investment Decisions of Single and Multi-Product Electricity Firms

POWER Working Paper PWP-065
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Jan 2000
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 416 (53,205)

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Does Incentive Regulation Provide the Correct Incentives?: Stochastic Frontier Evidence the U.S. Electricity Industry

POWER Working Paper, PWP-068
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jan 2000
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 365 (61,737)

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The Origins of Electricity Regulation: Revisiting an Unsettled Topic

Program on Workable Energy Regulation Working Paper No. PWP-048
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Dec 1999
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 323 (72,321)
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Price Ceilings as Focal Points for Tacit Collusion: Evidence from Credit Cards

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Feb 2001
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 214 (103,792)
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Focal Points, Tacit Collusion, Price Ceilings, Double Hurdle

Biases in Static Oligopoly Models?: Evidence from the California Electricity Market

CSEM Working Paper No. 131
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jun 2004
Dae-Wook Kim and Christopher R. Knittel
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 138 (167,076)
Citation 6

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NEIO, Market Power, Electricity

Biases in Static Oligopoly Models? Evidence from the California Electricity Market

NBER Working Paper No. w10895
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Nov 2004
Dae-Wook Kim and Christopher R. Knittel
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 43 (339,453)
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Biases in Static Oligopoly Models? Evidence from the California Electricity Market

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 451-470, December 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2006
Dae-Wook Kim and Christopher R. Knittel
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 22 (428,890)
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Greenhouse Gas Reductions Under Low Carbon Fuel Standards?

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 May 2007
Stephen P. Holland, Christopher R. Knittel and Jonathan E. Hughes
University of California, Berkeley - Energy Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 134 (171,075)
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carbon, externalities, pollution, taxes, transportation, gasoline, ethanol

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Under Low Carbon Fuel Standards?

NBER Working Paper No. w13266
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 23 Jul 2007
Stephen P. Holland, Christopher R. Knittel and Jonathan E. Hughes
University of California, Berkeley - Energy Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics
Downloads 54 (306,262)
Citation 17

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Compatibility and Pricing with Indirect Network Effects: Evidence from ATMs

FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2003-33
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Jan 2004
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 128 (177,468)
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Compatibility and Pricing with Indirect Network Effects: Evidence from Atms

NBER Working Paper No. w10774
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Oct 2004
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 35 (367,778)
Citation 10

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The Implied Cost of Carbon Dioxide Under the Cash for Clunkers Program

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 135 (129,153)
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Greenhouse gases, climate change, regulation

Incompatibility, Product Attributes and Consumer Welfare: Evidence from ATMs

NET Institute Working Paper No. 04-06
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Nov 2004
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 103 (208,959)
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Incompatibility, Product Attributes and Consumer Welfare: Evidence from Atms

NBER Working Paper No. w10962
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Dec 2004
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 18 (451,544)
Citation 20

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Citation 5

Strategic Incompatibility in ATM Markets

NET Institute Working Paper No. 06-08
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Oct 2006
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 98 (216,317)
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Strategic Incompatibility in ATM Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w12604
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Oct 2006
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 22 (428,890)
Citation 5

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Regulatory Restructuring and Incumbent Local Exchange Pricing: An Application of a Conditional (S,s) Model to Regulated Price Dynamics

Boston University School of Management
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Jan 2000
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 110 (195,693)

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Trading Inefficiencies in California's Electricity Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w8620
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Nov 2001
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, University of California - Energy Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group
Downloads 55 (299,170)
Citation 5

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Pharmaceutical Use Following Generic Entry: Paying Less and Buying Less

NBER Working Paper No. w17046
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 May 2011
Peter J. Huckfeldt and Christopher R. Knittel
RAND Corporation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 31 (352,723)

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Tacit Collusion in the Presence of Cyclical Demand and Endogenous Capacity Levels

NBER Working Paper No. w12635
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Nov 2006
Christopher R. Knittel and Jason J. Lepore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Downloads 28 (386,975)

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The Simple Economics of Commodity Price Speculation

NBER Working Paper No. w18951
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Christopher R. Knittel and Robert S. Pindyck
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 26 (336,335)
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Pain at the Pump: The Differential Effect of Gasoline Prices on New and Used Automobile Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w15590
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Dec 2009
Meghan R. Busse, Christopher R. Knittel and Florian Zettelmeyer
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 26 (382,641)
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Market Structure and the Pricing of Electricity and Natural Gas

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 51, pp. 167-191, June 2003
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Sep 2003
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 25 (400,730)
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Re-Assessing the U.S. Quality Adjustment to Computer Prices: The Role of Durability and Changing Software

NBER Working Paper No. w10857
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Oct 2004
Robert C. Feenstra and Christopher R. Knittel
University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 24 (396,094)

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Estimation of Random Coefficient Demand Models: Challenges, Difficulties and Warnings

NBER Working Paper No. w14080
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 22 Jun 2008
Christopher R. Knittel and Konstantinos Metaxoglou
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Davis - Department of Economics
Downloads 20 (400,730)
Citation 9

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Some Inconvenient Truths About Climate Change Policy: The Distributional Impacts of Transportation Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w17386
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
University of California, Berkeley - Energy Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Davis
Downloads 16 (430,804)
Citation 5

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Carbon Prices and Automobile Greenhouse Gas Emissions: the Extensive and Intensive Margins

NBER Working Paper No. w16482
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Oct 2010
Christopher R. Knittel and Ryan Sandler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Downloads 16 (425,638)
Citation 1

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Automobiles on Steroids: Product Attribute Trade-Offs and Technological Progress in the Automobile Sector

NBER Working Paper No. w15162
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Jul 2009
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 16 (425,638)
Citation 9

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The Adoption of State Electricity Regulation: The Role of Interest Groups

Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 201-222, June 2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Jun 2006
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 14 (456,169)
Citation 12

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Sacred Cars? Optimal Regulation of Stationary and Non-Stationary Pollution Sources

NBER Working Paper No. w14504
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Nov 2008
Meredith Fowlie, Christopher R. Knittel and Catherine D. Wolfram
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group
Downloads 13 (445,995)
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Caution, Drivers! Children Present: Traffic, Pollution, and Infant Health

NBER Working Paper No. w17222
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Jul 2011
Christopher R. Knittel, Douglas L. Miller and Nicholas J. Sanders
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of California, Davis - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Downloads 12 (445,995)
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Unintended Consequences of Transportation Carbon Policies: Land-Use, Emissions, and Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w19636
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Nov 2013
University of California, Berkeley - Energy Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Davis
Downloads 11 (456,169)

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Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

NBER Working Paper No. w17724
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 11 (430,804)
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Cleaning the Bathwater with the Baby: The Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Transportation

NBER Working Paper No. w17390
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Christopher R. Knittel and Ryan Sandler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Downloads 10 (456,169)
Citation 1

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The Pass-Through of RIN Prices to Wholesale and Retail Fuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

NBER Working Paper No. w21343
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
Christopher R. Knittel, Ben S Meiselman and James H. Stock
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 8 (410,410)

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The Welfare Impact of Indirect Pigouvian Taxation: Evidence from Transportation

NBER Working Paper No. w18849
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Christopher R. Knittel and Ryan Sandler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Downloads 5 (476,498)
Citation 1

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Who is Exposed to Gas Prices? How Gasoline Prices Affect Automobile Manufacturers and Dealerships

NBER Working Paper No. w18610
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Meghan R. Busse, Christopher R. Knittel and Florian Zettelmeyer
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Downloads 4 (481,476)

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The Energy-Policy Efficiency Gap: Was There Ever Support for Gasoline Taxes?

NBER Working Paper No. w18685
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jan 2013
Christopher R. Knittel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 3 (495,663)

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Strategic Policy Choice in State-Level Regulation: The Epa's Clean Power Plan

NBER Working Paper No. w21259
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Jun 2015
University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Energy Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 2 (500,152)

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How Does Incompatibility Affect Prices?: Evidence from ATM's

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 557-582, September 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Oct 2009
Christopher R. Knittel and Victor Stango
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Downloads 2 (514,398)
Citation 5

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Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 347-378, June 2008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Jul 2008
Severin Borenstein, Christopher R. Knittel and Catherine D. Wolfram
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group
Downloads 2 (514,398)
Citation 9

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Are Consumers Poorly-Informed About Fuel Economy? Evidence from Two Experiments

NBER Working Paper No. w23076
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Hunt Allcott and Christopher R. Knittel
New York University (NYU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 0 (495,663)

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Subsidizing Fuel Efficient Cars: Evidence from China's Automobile Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w23045
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Chia-Wen Chen, Wei‐Min Hu and Christopher R. Knittel
National Taipei University - Department of Economics, National Chengchi University (NCCU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 0 (514,398)

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Are Fuel Economy Standards Regressive?

NBER Working Paper No. w22925
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Dec 2016
Lucas W. Davis and Christopher R. Knittel
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 0 (471,383)

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Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies

NBER Working Paper No. w22776
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Yanbo Ge, Christopher R. Knittel, Don MacKenzie and Stephen Zoepf
University of Washington - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Washington - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Stanford University
Downloads 0 (275,287)

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Carbon Emissions and Business Cycles

NBER Working Paper No. w22294
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
Carleton University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Carleton University and Carleton University
Downloads 0 (495,663)

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Sufficient Statistics for Imperfect Externality-Correcting Policies

NBER Working Paper No. w22063
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Mar 2016
Mark R. Jacobsen, Christopher R. Knittel, James M. Sallee and Arthur van Benthem
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department
Downloads 0 (476,498)

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Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2720633
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jan 2016
Thomas R. Covert, Michael Greenstone and Christopher R. Knittel
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 0 (34,310)

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fossil fuels; alternative energy; renewables; climate change; fracking; technological change

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Natural Gas Prices and Coal Displacement: Evidence from Electricity Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w21627
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Oct 2015
Christopher R. Knittel, Konstantinos Metaxoglou and Andre Trindade
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Carleton University and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças
Downloads 0 (471,383)

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Keeping it Fresh: Strategic Product Redesigns and Welfare

NBER Working Paper No. w18997
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Apr 2013
Bruce A. Blonigen, Christopher R. Knittel and Anson Soderbery
University of Oregon - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Purdue University
Downloads 0 (504,542)

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Absence of Value: An Analysis of Investment Allocation Decisions by Institutional Plan Sponsors

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2009
Posted: 20 Dec 2009
Scott D. Stewart, John Neumann, Christopher R. Knittel and Jeffrey Heisler
Boston University School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics

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Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Performance Attribution, Manager Selection, Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation, Portfolio Construction, Rebalancing and Implementation