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Richard G. Newell, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy and Sanford School of Public Policy  

Office Location: Resources for the Future, 1616 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Office Phone: (202) 328-5198
Duke Box: 90328
Email Address: richard.newell@duke.edu
Web Page: https://ideas.repec.org/e/pne29.html
Web Page: http://www.nber.org/people/richard_newell
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/RGNewell

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D.,  Harvard University, 1997
    M.P.A., Princeton University, 1990
    B.S., Rutgers University, 1988
    B.A., Rutgers University, 1988
    MPA, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, 1990
    BS, BA, Rutgers University, 1988

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Eccles, JK; Pratson, L; Newell, RG; Jackson, RB. "The impact of geologic variability on capacity and cost estimates for storing CO 2 in deep-saline aquifers." Energy Economics 34.5 (September, 2012): 1569-1579. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    2. Arimura, TH; Li, S; Newell, RG; Palmer, K. "Cost-effectiveness of electricity energy efficiency programs." The Energy Journal 33.2 (August, 2012): 63-99. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    3. Popp, D; Newell, R. "Where does energy R&D come from? Examining crowding out from energy R&D." Energy Economics 34.4 (July, 2012): 980-991. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    4. Henderson, R.H and R.G. Newell. "Accelerating Innovation in Energy: Insights from Multiple Sectors. Introduction and Summary."  2011  (University of Chicago Press) [PDF]
    5. Aldy, JE; Krupnick, AJ; Newell, RG; Parry, IWH; Pizer, WA. "Designing climate mitigation policy." Journal of Economic Literature 48.4 (December, 2010): 903-934. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    6. Newell, RG. "The role of markets and policies in delivering innovation for climate change mitigation." Oxford Review of Economic Policy 26.2 (June, 2010): 253-269. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    7. Eccles, JK; Pratson, L; Newell, RG; Jackson, RB. "Physical and economic potential of geological CO 2 storage in saline aquifers." Environmental Science & Technology 43.6 (March, 2009): 1962-1969. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    8. Murray, BC; Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Balancing cost and emissions certainty: An allowance reserve for cap-and-trade." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 3.1 (Winter, 2009): 84-103. [repository], [doi]
    9. Gillingham, K; Newell, RG; Palmer, K. "Energy Efficiency Economics and Policy." Annual Review of Resource Economics 1.1 (2009): 597-619. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
    10. Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Carbon mitigation costs for the commercial building sector: Discrete-continuous choice analysis of multifuel energy demand." Resource and Energy Economics 30.4 (December, 2008): 527-539. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    11. Newell, R. "A U.S. Innovation Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation." Hamilton Project Discussion Paper 2008-15, Brookings Institution. (December, 2008): 49 pages. [repository]
    12. Gillingham, K; Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Modeling endogenous technological change for climate policy analysis." Energy Economics 30.6 (November, 2008): 2734-2753. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    13. Fischer, C; Newell, RG. "Environmental and technology policies for climate mitigation." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 55.2 (March, 2008): 142-162. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    14. Fischer, C; Newell, RG. "What’s the Best way to Promote Green Power?: Don’t Forget the Emissions Price." 160 (Summer, 2008): 10-13. [repository]
    15. Rai, A; Newell, R; Reichman, J; Wiener, J. "Intellectual Property and Alternatives: Strategies for Green Innovation." Energy, Environment and Development Programme Paper 08/03, Chatham House, UK. (2008): 39 pages. [repository]
    16. Popp, D; Newell, RG; Jaffe, AB. "Energy, the environment, and technological change." Handbook of the Economics of InnovationHandbook of Economics of Technical Change. 2.1 (January, 2010): 873-937. (North Holland) [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    17. de Coninck, H; Fischer, C; Newell, RG; Ueno, T. "International technology-oriented agreements to address climate change." Energy Policy 36.1 (January, 2008): 335-356. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    18. R.G. Newell and W.A. Pizer. "Indexed Regulation." J. Environ. Econ. and Management (2008). [PDF]
    19. Newell, R. "U.S. Climate Mitigation in the Context of Global Stabilization." Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum Resources for the Future. (2008): 38-51. [repository]
    20. Newell, RG; Papps, KL; Sanchirico, JN. "Asset pricing in created markets." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89.2 (May, 2007): 259-272. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    21. Newell, R. "Climate Technology Deployment Policy." Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum Resources for the Future. (2007): 133-145. [repository]
    22. Newell, R. "Climate Technology Research, Development, and Demonstration: Funding Sources, Institutions, and Instruments." Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum Resources for the Future. (2007): 117-132. [repository]
    23. Gillingham, K; Newell, R; Palmer, K. "Energy efficiency policies: A retrospective examination." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 31.1 (November, 2006): 161-192. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    24. Newell, RG. "International climate technology strategies." Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for Agreement: Research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements Cambridge University Press. (January, 2009): 403-438. Edited by Joseph E. Aldy Resources for the Future Robert N. Stavins Harvard University, Massachusetts [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    25. R.G. Newell. "What's the big deal about oil? How we can get oil policy right." Resources 163 (Fall, 2006): 6-10. [PDF]
    26. Pizer, W; Burtraw, D; Harrington, W; Newell, R; Sanchirico, J. "Modeling economy-wide vs sectoral climate policies using combined aggregate-sectoral models." The Energy Journal 27.3 (January, 2006): 135-168. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    27. R.G. Newell. "The Energy Innovation System: A Historical Perspective." Accelerating Innovation in Energy: Insights from Multiple Sectors (R.H. Henderson and R.G. Newell, eds) 2009  (University of Chicago Press) [PDF]
    28. Gillingham, K; Newell, R; Palmer, K. "The effectiveness and cost of energy efficiency programs." The Rff Reader in Environmental and Resource Policy: Second Edition 155 (2006): 193-198. [pdf], [doi]
    29. Jaffe, AB; Newell, RG; Stavins, RN. "A tale of two market failures: Technology and environmental policy." Ecological Economics 54.2-3 (August, 2005): 164-174. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    30. Newell, R; Pizer, W; Zhang, J. "Managing permit markets to stabilize prices." Environmental and Resource Economics 31.2 (June, 2005): 133-157. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
    31. Newell, R.G.. "The hydrogen economy: Laying out the groundwork." Resources 156 (2005): 20-23. [pdf]
    32. Newell, R; Rogers, K. "The Market-Based Lead Phasedown." Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation : Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience Oxford University Press, USA. (November, 2006): 173-193. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    33. Newell, RG; Sanchirico, JN; Kerr, S. "Fishing quota markets." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 49.3 (January, 2005): 437-462. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    34. Newell, R.G.. "Maximising Value in Multi-species Fisheries." Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy, New Zealand Fulbright Program Wellington, New Zealand. (2004). [pdf]
    35. Anderson, S; Newell, R. "Prospects for carbon capture and storage technologies." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 29.1 (December, 2004): 109-142. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
    36. Jaffe, A.B., R.G. Newell, and R.N. Stavins. "Technological change and the environment." Handbook of Environmental Economics. Ed. K.-G. Mäler and J. Vincent. Handbooks in Economics series1Amsterdam: North-Holland/Elsevier, 2003 [PDF]
    37. Sanchirico, J.N. and R.G. Newell. "Catching market Efficiencies." ResourcesSpring, 150 (2003): 8-11. [pdf]
    38. Boyd, J; Burtraw, D; Krupnick, A; McConnell, V; Newell, RG; Palmer, K; Sanchirico, JN; Walls, M. "Trading cases." Environmental Science & Technology 37.11 (June, 2003): 216A-223A. [pdf]  [abs]
    39. Kerr, S; Newell, RG. "Policy-induced technology adoption: Evidence from the U.S. lead phasedown." Journal of Industrial Economics 51.3 (Fall, 2003): 317-343. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    40. Newell, R; Pizer, W,. "Discounting the Benefits of Climate Change Policies Using Uncertain Rates." Resources Winter.146 (January, 2002): 15-20. [repository]  [abs]
    41. Newell, R.G., A.B. Jaffe, and R.N. Stavins. "The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change." Technological Change and the Environment. Ed. A. Grubler, N. Nakicenovic, and W.D. Nordhaus, eds. RFF Press, Washington, DC, 2002  (Reprinted from Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(3):941-975) [pdf]
    42. Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Uncertain discount rates in climate policy analysis." Energy Policy 32.4 (January, 2004): 519-529. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
    43. Newell, R. "Discounting the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: How Much Do Uncertain Rates Increase Valuations?." Pew Center on Blobal Climate Change, Washington, DC. (December, 2001): 52 pages. [repository]
    44. Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Regulating stock externalities under uncertainty." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45.2 SUPPL. (January, 2003): 416-432. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
    45. Anderson, ST; Newell, RG. "Information programs for technology adoption: The case of energy-efficiency audits." Resource and Energy Economics 26.1 (January, 2004): 27-50. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    46. Anderson, S.T. and R.G. Newell. "Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies." Discussion Paper 02-68, Resources for the Future Washington, D.C.. (). [pdf]
    47. Newell, RG; Pizer, WA. "Discounting the distant future: How much do uncertain rates increase valuations?." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46.1 (January, 2003): 52-71. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    48. Newell, RG; Stavins, RN. "Cost Heterogeneity and the Potential Savings from Market-Based Policies." Journal of Regulatory Economics 23.1 (January, 2003): 43-59. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    49. Anderson, S; Newell, RG. "Simplified marginal effects in discrete choice models." Economics Letters 81.3 (December, 2003): 321-326. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
    50. Jaffe, AB; Newell, RG; Stavins, RN. "Environmental policy and technological change." Environmental and Resource Economics 22.1-2 (June, 2002): 41-69. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    51. Newell, RG; Stavins, RN. "Climate change and forest sinks: Factors affecting the costs of carbon sequestration." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 40.3 (January, 2000): 211-235. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    52. Newell, RG; Jaffe, AB; Stavins, RN. "The induced innovation hypothesis and energy-saving technological change." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 114.3 (January, 1999): 941-975. [repository], [doi]  [abs]

    Curriculum Vitae


    Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and founding director of its Energy Initiative and Energy Data Analytics Lab. He has also served as the senior economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was a senior fellow, and later a board member, at RFF.

    Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and has provided expert advice to many institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the International Energy Forum.

    Dr. Newell holds a PhD from Harvard University, an MPA from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a BS and BA from Rutgers University.

    Specialties: Energy and environmental economics, markets, policies, and technologies.

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