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Joshua Linn
Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy
202-328-5047
linn@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Josh Linn’s research centers on the effect of environmental regulation and market incentives on technology, with particular focus on the electricity sector and markets for new vehicles. His work on the electricity sector has compared the effectiveness of cap and trade and alternative policy instruments in promoting new technology, including renewable electricity technologies.  
Featured Publications
Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Erich Muehlegger
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the Electricity Sector under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw
Journal of the Association for Environmental and Resource Economics | Related Discussion Paper 13-05
 
Renewable Electricity Policy, Intermittency, and Cost-Effectiveness
Harrison Fell and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(3): 688-707 | Related Discussion Paper 12-54
 
Fuel Prices and New Vehicle Fuel Economy—Comparing the United States and Western Europe
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 66(2) | pp. 280-300 | Related Discussion Paper 11-37
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
Journal of Urban Economics | Vol. 78 | pp. 1-18 | Related Discussion Paper 12-35
 
Evaluating “Cash-for-Clunkers: Program Effects on Auto Sales and the Environment
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, and Elisheba Spiller
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2013 | Vol. 65(2) | pp. 175-193 | Related Discussion Paper 10-39-REV
 
New Vehicle Characteristics and the Cost of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
RAND Journal of Economics | 2012 | Vol. 43 (1) | pp. 186-213 | Related Discussion Paper 10-50
 
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and the Market for New Vehicles
Thomas Klier and Joshua Linn
Annual Review of Resource Economics | 2011 | v3 | pp. 445-62 | Related Discussion Paper 10-68
 
Incentives of Carbon Dioxide Regulation for Investment in Low-Carbon Electricity Technologies in Texas
Anya Castillo and Joshua Linn
Energy Policy | Vol. 39, No. 3 | pp. 1831-1844
 
The Price of Gasoline and New Vehicle Fuel Economy: Evidence from Monthly Sales Data
Joshua Linn and Thomas Klier
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy | Vol. 2 (3) | pp. 134-53
 
Who Pays for Cleaner Air? Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Vol. 59, No. 1 | pp. 1-14
 
The Effect of Cap-and-Trade Programs on Firms’ Profits: Evidence from the Nitrogen Oxides Budget Trading Program
Joshua Linn
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2010 | Vol. 59, No. 1. | pp. 1-14.
 
Energy Prices and the Adoption of Energy-Saving Technology
Joshua Linn
Economic Journal | Vol. 118 | pp. 1986-2012
 
Technological Modifications in the Nitrogen Oxides Tradable Permit Program
Joshua Linn
Energy Journal | Vol. 29, No. 3. | 153-176.
 
Market Size in Innovation: Theory and Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry
Daron Acemoglu and Joshua Linn
Quarterly Journal of Economics | Vol. 119, No. 3. | 1049-1090.
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
Explaining the Adoption of Diesel Fuel Passenger Cars in Europe
Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 14-08 | April 2014
 
The Costs and Consequences of Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants
Dallas Burtraw, Joshua Linn, Karen L. Palmer, Anthony Paul
RFF Discussion Paper 14-01 | January 2014
 
Technological Change, Vehicle Characteristics, and the Opportunity Costs of Fuel Economy Standards
Thomas Klier, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 13-40 | December 2013
 
The Rebound Effect for Passenger Vehicles
Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 13-19-REV | November 2013
 
Do Market Shares or Technology Explain Rising New Vehicle Fuel Economy?
Shefali Khanna, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 13-29 | September 2013
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper 13-05 | February 2013
Related journal article
 
Designing Renewable Electricity Policies to Reduce Emissions
Harrison Fell, Joshua Linn, Clayton Munnings
RFF Discussion Paper 12-54 | December 2012
Related journal article
 
The Effect of Voluntary Brownfields Programs on Nearby Property Values: Evidence from Illinois
Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 12-35 | August 2012
Related journal article
 
Using Vehicle Taxes to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rates of New Passenger Vehicles: Evidence from France, Germany, and Sweden
Thomas Klier, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 12-34 | August 2012
 
Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act
Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper 11-43-REV | February 2012
 
Evaluating “Cash-for-Clunkers: Program Effects on Auto Sales and the Environment
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, Elisheba Beia Spiller
RFF Discussion Paper 10-39-REV | October 2011
Related journal article
 
Fuel Prices and New Vehicle Fuel Economy in Europe
Thomas Klier, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 11-37 | September 2011
Related journal article
 
Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization andSafety
Mark A Cohen, Madeline Gottlieb, Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 10-65 | January 2011
Related journal article
 
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and the Market for New Vehicles
Thomas Klier, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 10-68 | December 2010
Related journal article
 
New Vehicle Characteristics and the Cost of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard
Thomas Klier, Joshua Linn
RFF Discussion Paper 10-50 | December 2010
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