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Winston Harrington
Senior Fellow
202-328-5112
harrington@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
PROFILE
 
Winston Harrington's research interests include urban transportation, motor vehicles and air quality, and problems of estimating the costs of environmental policy. He has worked extensively on the economics of enforcing environmental regulations, the health benefits derived from improved air quality, the costs of waterborne disease outbreaks, endangered species policy, federal rulemaking procedures, and the economics of outdoor recreation.  
Featured Publications
Promoting Innovative Climate Adaptation through Federalism
Winston Harrington
Issue Brief 10-17 | August 2010
 
Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis
Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Report | March 2009
 
Marginal Social Cost Pricing on a Transportation Network: Comparison of Second-Best Policies
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-52 | January 2008
 
Spatial Development and Energy Consumption
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-51 | December 2007
 
Washington START Transportation Model
Sebastien Houde, Elena A. Safirova, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-43 | November 2007
 
Automobile Externalities and Policies
Winston Harrington, Ian Parry, and Margaret Walls
Journal of Economic Literature | 2007 | Vol. XLV | pp. 374-400 | Related Discussion Paper 06-26
 
Fees in an Imperfect World: An Application to Motor Vehicle Emissions
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 07-34 | June 2007
 
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DISCUSSION PAPERS
Distributional Consequences of Public Policies: An Example from the Management of Urban Vehicular Travel
Winston Harrington, Elena A. Safirova, Conrad T. Coleman, Sebastien Houde, Adam M. Finkel
RFF Discussion Paper 14-04 | March 2014
 
Cheaper Fuels for the Light-Duty Fleet: Opportunities and Barriers
Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 13-28-REV | January 2014
 
Improving Fuel Economy in Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick
RFF Discussion Paper 12-02 | March 2012
 
Marginal Social Cost Pricing on a Transportation Network: Comparison of Second-Best Policies
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-52 | January 2008
 
Spatial Development and Energy Consumption
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-51 | December 2007
 
Washington START Transportation Model
Sebastien Houde, Elena A. Safirova, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 07-43 | November 2007
 
Congestion Pricing: Myths and Realities
Elena Safirova, Winston Harrington, Conrad Coleman, Sebastien Houde
Smart Growth @10 Conference Paper 20 | October 2007
 
Fees in an Imperfect World: An Application to Motor Vehicle Emissions
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 07-34 | June 2007
 
Long-Term Consequences of Congestion Pricing: A Small Cordon in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, Conrad T. Coleman, Winston Harrington, D. Abram Lipman
RFF Discussion Paper 06-42 | October 2006
 
Congestion Pricing: Long-Term Economic and Land-Use Effects
Elena A. Safirova, Sebastien Houde, D. Abram Lipman, Winston Harrington, Andrew D. Baglino
RFF Discussion Paper 06-37 | September 2006
 
Grading Estimates of the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation
Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 06-39 | September 2006
 
Automobile Externalities and Policies
Ian W.H. Parry, Margaret A. Walls, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 06-26 | June 2006
Related journal article
 
Transit in Washington, DC: Current Benefits and Optimal Level of Provision
Per-Kristian C Nelson, Andrew D. Baglino, Winston Harrington, Elena A. Safirova, D. Abram Lipman
RFF Discussion Paper 06-21 | April 2006
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Modeling Economywide versus Sectoral Climate Policies Using Combined Aggregate-Sectoral Models
William A. Pizer, Dallas Burtraw, Winston Harrington, Richard G. Newell, James N. Sanchirico
RFF Discussion Paper 05-08 | April 2005
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Should Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Be Tightened?
Carolyn Fischer, Winston Harrington, Ian W.H. Parry
RFF Discussion Paper 04-53 | December 2004
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Economies of Scale and Technical Efficiency in Community Water Systems
Jhih-Shyang Shih, Winston Harrington, William A. Pizer, Kenneth T. Gillingham
RFF Discussion Paper 04-15 | March 2004
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Evaluating Regulatory Impact Analyses
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern
RFF Discussion Paper 04-04 | March 2004
 
The Economics of Fuel Economy Standards
Paul R. Portney, Ian W.H. Parry, Howard K. Gruenspecht, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 03-44 | November 2003
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Welfare and Distributional Effects of Road Pricing Schemes for Metropolitan Washington, DC
Elena A. Safirova, Kenneth T. Gillingham, Ian W.H. Parry, Per-Kristian C Nelson, Winston Harrington, Dave Mason
RFF Discussion Paper 03-57 | October 2003
 
Regulating Industrial Water Pollution in the United States
Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 03-03 | April 2003
 
Technology Adoption and Aggregate Energy Efficiency
William A. Pizer, Winston Harrington, Raymond J. Kopp, Richard D. Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih
RFF Discussion Paper 02-52 | October 2002
 
The Theory of Penalties - Leverage and Dealing
Winston Harrington and Anthony Heyes
July 2000
 
The Enhanced I/M Program in Arizona: Costs, Effectiveness, and a Comparison with Pre-regulatory Estimates
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Amy W. Ando
RFF Discussion Paper 99-37 | June 1999
 
The Use of Economic Incentives in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience with Industrial Air Pollution
Allen Blackman, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 99-39 | May 1999
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Costs, Emissions Reductions and Vehicle Repair: Evidence from Arizona
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 99-23-REV | April 1999
 
Coase and Car Repair: Who Should Be Responsible for Emissions of Vehicles in Use?
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 99-22 | February 1999
 
On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson
RFF Discussion Paper 99-18 | January 1999
 
A Behavioral Analysis of EPA's MOBILE Emission Factor Model
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Matthew Cannon
RFF Discussion Paper 98-47 | September 1998
 
Overcoming Public Aversion to Congestion Pricing
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Anna Alberini
RFF Discussion Paper 98-27 | April 1998
 
Using Alternative Regulatory Instruments to Control Fixed Point Air Pollution in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience
Allen Blackman, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 98-21 | March 1998
 
Fleet Turnover and Old Car Scrap Policies
Anna Alberini, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 98-23 | March 1998
 
Estimating Full IM240 Emissions from Partial Test Results: Evidence from Arizona
Amy W. Ando, Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell
RFF Discussion Paper 98-24 | March 1998
 
Learning from Experiments: An Evaluation Plan for CMAQ Projects
Deirdre Farrell, Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick
RFF Discussion Paper 98-18 | February 1998
 
Examining the Relationships Between Urban Density, Transit Availability, and Vehicle Travel: Results from a Nested Logit Model of Vehicle Choice
Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington, and Margaret Walls
1998
 
Public Support for Pollution Fee Policies for Motor Vehicles: Survey Results
Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Anna Alberini
RFF Discussion Paper 97-13 | December 1996
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Who's in the Driver's Seat? Mobile Source Policy in the U.S. Federal System
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls
RFF Discussion Paper 96-34 | September 1996
 
Economic Incentive Policies Under Uncertainty: The Case of Vehicle Emissions Fees
Winston Harrington, Virginia D. McConnell, Anna Alberini
RFF Discussion Paper 96-32 | August 1996
 
Fuel Economy and Motor Vehicle Emissions
Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 96-28 | July 1996
 
Evaluating the Costs of Compliance with Mobile Source Emission Control Requirements: Retrospective Analysis
Virginia D. McConnell, Margaret A. Walls, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper 95-36 | August 1995
 
'Easy-Riding' in Community Provision of Nonexcludable Public Goods
Winston Harrington, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE93-25 | September 1993
 
The Value of Information and the Cost of Advocacy
Molly K. Macauley, Winston Harrington
RFF Discussion Paper QE92-20 | August 1992
 
Accounting for Environmental Costs in Electric Utility Resource Supply Planning
A. Myrick Freeman, Winston Harrington, Alan J. Krupnick, Dallas Burtraw
RFF Discussion Paper QE92-14 | April 1992
 
Acute Respiratory Disease and Exposure to NO2: Construction of Exposure-Response Functions Using CHESS Data from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Policy and Resource Management | October 1983
 
Assessment of the Chattanooga Acute Respiratory Disease Survey
Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards | April 15, 1983
 
Cost per Exposure Reduction Analysis of Alternative NOS2 NAAQS
Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards | August 3, 1982
 
  
NEWS
It's Time to Raise the Gas Tax
Monday, May 12, 2014
Vox
The Clean Air Act has been cheaper and more effective than industry predicts, again and again
Friday, October 08, 2010
Grist
Finding Policies That Work Best to Ease the "Social Cost" of Driving
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
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