research

publications


Wichman, Casey J. and Nathan W. Chan, “Preheating prosocial behavior,” Economic Journal, conditionally accepted. (Current draft [version: November 2022

Cardoso, Diego S. and Casey J. Wichman, “Water affordability in the United States,” Water Resources Research, accepted. (Current draft [version: Feb. 2022]).

Chan, Nathan W. and Casey J. Wichman, “Valuing nonmarket impacts of climate change on recreation: From reduced form to welfare,” Environmental and Resource Economics, 2022. [accepted pdf]

Lewis, Lynne and Casey J. Wichman, “What should we be teaching students about the economics of climate change: Is there a consensus?” International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2021.

Cunningham, Brandon, Jacob LaRiviere, and Casey J. Wichman, “Clustered into control: Heterogeneous causal impacts of water infrastructure failure,” Economic Inquiry, 2021.

Chan, Nathan W.  and Casey J. Wichman, “Climate change and recreation: Evidence from North American cycling,” Environmental and Resource Economics, 2020. [working paper] [blog] [podcast]

Bellemare, Marc F. and Casey J. Wichman, “Elasticities and the inverse hyperbolic sine transformation,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2020. [Replication data and code]

Wichman, Casey J., “Interpreting nonlinear semi-elasticities in reduced-form climate damage estimation,” Climatic Change, 2018.

Eyer, Jonathan and Casey J. Wichman, “Does water scarcity shift the electricity generation mix toward fossil fuels? Empirical evidence from the United States,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018. [pdf] [blog]

Hamilton, Timothy L. and Casey J. Wichman, “Bicycle infrastructure and traffic congestion: Evidence from DC’s Capital Bikeshare,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018. [pdf] [blog]

Wichman, Casey J., “Information provision and consumer behavior: A natural experiment in billing frequency,” Journal of Public Economics, 2017. [pdf] [blog]

Wichman, Casey J. and Paul J. Ferraro, “A cautionary tale on using panel data estimators to measure program impacts,” Economics Letters, 2017. [pdf] [blog] [Replication data and code]

Wichman, Casey J., “Incentives, green preferences, and private provision of impure public goods,Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2016. [pdf] [blog]

Wichman, Casey J., Laura O. Taylor, and Roger H. von Haefen, “Conservation policies: Who responds to price and who responds to prescription?Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2016. [pdf] [blog]

Wichman, Casey J., “Perceived price in residential water demand: Evidence from a natural experiment,Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2014. [pdf]

working papers


“Notching for free: Do cyclists reveal the value of time? (with Brandon Cunningham) [RFF Working Paper 17-17]

  • Current draft [version: July 2022]
  • R&R, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

“Automation, smart thermostats, and time-varying pricing” (with Joshua Blonz, Karen Palmer, and Derek Wietelman)

“RCTs against the machine: Can ML prediction methods recover experimental treatment effects?” (with Brian Prest and Karen Palmer)

“Do behavioral nudges interact with prevailing economic incentives? Pairing experimental and quasi-experimental evidence from water consumption,” (with Danny Brent)

“Price perception and willingness to vote for public goods,” (with Corey Lang, Shanna Pearson- Merkowitz, and Michael Weir)

research in progress


“Do nonlinear prices work? Distributional and conservation consequences of budget-based water rates,” (with
Danny Brent and Derek Wietelman)

“Social media influences national park visitation”

“The causes and consequences of inefficient municipal water pricing”

other writing and publications


“A history of water resources research at Resources for the Future,” Resources, No. 201, May 2018. (with Derek C. Wietelman)

“Overcrowding in national parks: Seeing the forest for the trees with better data,”  Resources, No. 199, Fall 2018. (with Margaret Walls and Kevin Ankney)

“California’s Water: Water for Cities,” (with Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Henry McCann, Newsha Ajami, Ken Baerenklau, David Jassby, Jay Lund, David Mitchell, Kurt Schwabe, and David Sedlak), Public Policy Institute of California, November 2018.

“The strategic costs of carbon emissions: Global versus domestic policy considerations,” Resources, No. 195, Fall 2017.

Wichman, Casey J., “Information and environmental policy,” (dissertation abstract), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 4, no. 1, 2017.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2017. (Contributing author).

Wichman, Casey J., “Book Review: Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival,Water Economics and Policy, 1680007, 2016.

California’s Water: Water for Cities,” (with Ellen Hanak, Ken Baerenklau, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Jay Lund, Kurt Schwabe, Newsha Ajami, J. R. DeShazo, David Mitchell, Jean-Daniel Saphores, and David Sedlak), Public Policy Institute of California, October 2016.

Water conservation policies: Prices versus restrictions.” Resources, No. 193, pp. 18-19, Fall 2016.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Assessment of Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon: Phase 1 Report on a Near-Term Update. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2016. (Contributing author).

Commentary: Does bicycle infrastructure reduce traffic congestion?” Resources, No. 191, pp. 6-7, Winter 2016.

Williams III, Roberton C. and Casey J. Wichman, 2015, “Macroeconomic effects of carbon taxes,” in I. Parry, A. Morris, and R. Williams (eds.), Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates, Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics.

“Technical assistance for sustainable urban water use,” (with Jeff Hughes , Mary Tiger, Shadi Eskaf, and Christine Boyle), Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina, 2012.

“An assessment of U.S. air quality policy: Past, present, and future,” Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association (2008), vol. 1, pp. 124-133.