Matthew J. Kotchen
Professor of Economics
Yale University
Kroon Hall Room 226
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Tel: (203) 432-9533
Fax: (203) 436-9150


Curriculum Vitae
Academic publications
Working Papers
Other Selected Writings


Other Selected Writings


Climate, Inequality, and the Economics of Sustainability
Italian Institute for International Political Studies, November 12, 2020.

How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules
Yale Environment 360, January 29, 2018.

When Good Intentions Backfire
Issues in Science and Technology, Forum, Vol 34, Issue 1, 2017.

The Impact of Demographics on Long-Term Discount Rates
VOX Column, August 20, 2017, with E. Fenichel and E. Addicott.

Memo to the President: Support for the Green Climate Fund Puts America First
Yale Environment 360, July 13, 2017.

Trump Will Stop Paying into the Green Climate Fund. He Has No Idea What It Is.
The Washington Post, June 2, 2017.

This Tax Could Win Over Donald Trump While Helping the Environment
TIME, February 21, 2017.

The Case for the Green Climate Fund
The Hill, June 3, 2015, with G. Metcalf and W. Pizer.

Lower Prices Make it Harder to Meet Emission Reduction Goals
The New York Times, December 18, 2014.

Are Electric Cars Greener? Depends on Where You Live
Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2014.

Saving Daylight Wastes Energy
The New York Times, March 6, 2014.

Beware of the Rebound Effect
The New York Times, March 20, 2012.

Coaches Game the System When Ranking College Football Teams in the US
VOX Column, December 24, 2011, with M. Potoski.

Are Americans Willing to Pay for Climate Change Mitigation?
RFF Weekly Policy Commentary, December 5, 2011, with K. Boyle and A. Leiserowitz.

Cheap Gas is a Trap
The New York Times, November 7, 2011.

Building Codes and Energy Policy
Resources Magazine, Fall 2010, with G. Jacobsen. Also reprinted as an RFF Weekly Policy Commentary here.

Discussion of Carbon Prices and Automobile Greenhouse Gas Emissions
in The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, 2012, University of Chicago Press

Trends in Environmental Concern as Revealed By Google Searches
VOX Column, August, 2010, with M. Kahn.

Is it Obama's Spill Now? Seize An Opportunity
The New York Times, May 26, 2010.

What the Spill Means for Offshore Drilling? Tax, Baby, Tax
The New York Times, April 29, 2010.

Greener Pastures for Commercial Real Estate
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2009.

What's The Point of Daylight Time?
The New York Times, November 20, 2008, with L. Grant.

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Electricity?
VOX Column, December 5, 2008, with L. Grant.

Oil and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
RFF Weekly Policy Commentary Oct. 5, 2008, reprinted in Issues of the Day, Resources for the Future Press, with N. E. Burger.

What Would Environmentalists Do with ANWR?
The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 18, 2008.

Letter in Response to No Middle Way on The Environment
The Atlantic Monthly, April 1998.