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Daniel Shawhan
Gilbert White Fellow
202-328-5027
shawhan@rff.org
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​Much of Daniel Shawhan’s research focuses on predicting and estimating the effects of electricity policies, including environmental ones. He has played a leading role in developing a new set of capabilities for simulating how power grids, power plants, and pollution levels will respond to potential changes in policy. The same simulation capabilities can be used to evaluate the effects of potential new power plants and transmission lines. In related statistical work, Shawhan has examined whether power plant startups and ramping greatly increase emissions, whether windfarms really reduce emissions from fuel-burning power plants, and whether the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program has increased emissions in the neighboring coal-rich state of Pennsylvania. He also has an interest in electricity market design and environmental policy design. Before becoming an academic, Shawhan was a consultant to state governments, crafting electric industry reforms and first-in-the-nation policies for hybrid vehicles, energy efficiency, green buildings, and renewable energy.


Featured Publications
Does a Realistic Model of the Electricity Grid Matter? Estimating the Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Daniel L. Shawhan, John T. Taber, Di Shi, Ray D. Zimmerman, Jubo Yan, et. al
Resource and Energy Economics | January 2014 | Volume 36, Issue 1 | pp. 191-207
 
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Does a Realistic Model of the Electricity Grid Matter? Estimating the Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Daniel L. Shawhan, John T. Taber, Di Shi, Ray D. Zimmerman, Jubo Yan, et. al
Resource and Energy Economics | January 2014 | Volume 36, Issue 1 | pp. 191-207
 
A Simultaneous Perturbation Approach for Solving Economic Dispatch Problems with Emission, Storage, and Network Constraints
Yu Xia, Scott G. Ghiocel, Daniel Dotta, Daniel Shawhan, Andrew Kindle, and Joe H. Chow
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid | Forthcoming
 
Optimal Generation Investment Planning: Part 1: Network Equivalents
D. Shi, D. Shawhan, N. Li, D. J. Tylavsky, J. Taber, R. Zimmerman
North American Power Symposium 2012 | September 2012 | pp. 1-6
 
Optimal Generation Investment Planning: Part 2: Application to the ERCOT System
N. Li, D. Shi, D. Shawhan, D. J. Tylavsky, J. Taber, R. Zimmerman
North American Power Symposium 2012 | September 2013 | pp. 1-6
 
An Experimental Test of Automatic Mitigation of Wholesale Electricity Prices
Daniel L. Shawhan, Kent D. Messer, William D. Schulze, and Richard E. Schuler
International Journal of Industrial Organization | 29 | (2011) 46-53
 
An Empirical Test for Inter-State Carbon-Dioxide Emissions Leakage Resulting from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Andrew Kindle, Daniel Shawhan, and Michael Swider
New York Independent System Operator | April 2011
 
Is Time Inconsistency Primarily a Male Problem?
Jeffrey Prince and Daniel Shawhan
Applied Economics Letters | April 2011 | Volume 18, Issue 6 | pp. 501-504
 
  
EVENTS
Retrospective Analysis of US Climate Policy
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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