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Peter Wilcoxen

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs


Peter Wilcoxen is a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. He also serves as Director of the Maxwell School's Center for Environmental Policy and Administration. Pete’s principal area of study is the effect of environmental and energy policies on economic growth, international trade, and the performance of individual industries. He has published numerous articles and co-authored two books: one on the design of an international policy to control climate change, and one on the design and construction of large-scale economic models. Since 1995, he has served as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Pete received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1989.

Select Publications

“Carbon Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States." Peter Wilcoxen, Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle and Mun S. Ho, National Tax Journal, Vol. 68, No. 1 (2015), pp. 121-138.

“The Potential Role of a Carbon Tax in U.S. Fiscal Reform." Peter Wilcoxen, Warwick J. McKibbin, Adele C. Morris and Yiyong Cai, National Tax Journal, Vol. 68, No. 1 (2015), pp.139-156. 

“Pricing Carbon in the U.S.: A Model-Based Analysis of Power-Sector-Only Approaches." Peter Wilcoxen, Warwick J. McKibbin and Adele C., Morris Resource and Energy Economics, Vol. 36 (2014), pp. 130-150.  

“Market Equilibrium of Distribution Network with Alternative Energy Resources." Peter Wilcoxen, Mohammad Nikkhah Mojdehi and Prasanta Ghosh, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on mart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), IEEE (2013) pp. 1-7.

“Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States." Peter Wilcoxen, Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle and Mun S. Ho, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press (2013).


Research Grants and Awards

"Distributed Energy Markets," National Science Foundation. August 2016-July 2018.