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Peter Wilcoxen

Peter Wilcoxen

(Pronouns: He, Him)

Contact Information:

wilcoxen@syr.edu

315.443.0268

225 Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

By appointment

Staff Support:

Yetunde Hamilton

315.443.3752

yodozier@syr.edu

Peter Wilcoxen

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department


Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence

Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Policy Studies

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Courses

  • 2024 Spring
    • PAI 789 Advanced Policy Analysis
    • PAI 770 Climate Change: Science, Perception, and Law
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 300 Selected Topics - Economics for Policy Analysis
  • 2023 Fall
    • PAI 723 Economics for Public Decisions
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 300 Selected Topics - Economics for Policy Analysis
  • 2023 Summer
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
  • 2023 Spring
    • PAI 789 Advanced Policy Analysis
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 300 Selected Topics - Economics for Policy Analysis
  • 2022 Fall
    • MAX 401 Civic Engagement Action Plan Workshop
    • PAI 723 Economics for Public Decisions
    • PST 270 Experience Credit
  • 2022 Summer
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
  • 2022 Spring
    • PAI 789 Advanced Policy Analysis
    • MAX 401 Civic Engagement Action Plan Workshop
    • LAW 891 Climate Change: Science, Perception & Policy
    • PAI 770 Climate Change: Science, Perception, and Law
    • PST 270 Experience Credit
    • BIO 600 Selected Topics - Climate Change

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989

Bio

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 in 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 a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1989. 

Areas of Expertise

Natural resource, environmental economics

Research Interests

Environmental economics, computable general equilibrium

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Subproject for Institution # 30762", Sponsored by National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.

"Identifying Economic Impacts of Inundation On New Yorks Lake Ontario Water Resources through Research and Engagement", Sponsored by National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce.

"Northeast Residential Energy Use Pilot Study", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant.

"Smart Cities: An Interdisciplinary Seminar Series", Sponsored by CUSE Grants - Interdisciplinary Seminar Grant.

"Subproject for Institution # 28823", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

"NRT: Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research (EMPOWER) at Syracuse University", Sponsored by National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Jorgenson, D. W., Goettle, R. J., Ho, M. S. and Wilcoxen, P., Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States. MIT Press, 2013.
    • Dixon, P. B., Parmenter, B. R., Wilcoxen, P. and Powell, A. A., Notes and Problems in Applied General Equilibrium Analysis. North-Holland, 1992.
  • Journal Articles
  • Book Chapters
    • Wilcoxen, P., "Dale W. Jorgenson and Peter J. Wilcoxen (1990), ‘Environmental Regulation and U.S. Economic Growth’, Rand Journal o f Economics, 21, pp. 314-40." In Economic Costs and Consequences of Environmental Regulation. Routledge, 2018.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "The Economic and Environmental Effects of Border Tax Adjustments for Climate Policy." In Climate Change, Trade and Competitiveness. Brainerd, L., Sorkin, I. (eds.) The Brookings Institution, 2009.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Woo, W. T., "China Can Grow and Still Help Prevent the Tragedy of the CO2 Commons." In China’s Dilemma: Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change. Song, L., Woo, W. T. (eds.) ANU E Press and Asia Pacific Press, 2008.
    • Wilcoxen, P., Jorgenson, D. W., "The Economic Impact of Fundamental Tax Reform." In United States Tax Reform in the 21st Century. Zodrow, G., Mieskowski, P. (eds.) Cambridge University, 2002.
    • Wilcoxen, P., "What's wrong with the Kyoto protocol? There is a better policy for addressing global climate change." In Global Warming and the Kyoto Accord: What Is To Be Done?. Eaton, D. J. (ed.) University of Texas at Austin, 2001.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "Beyond the Kyoto Protocol." In The Sustainable Future of the Global System III. F, L., H, T. and Cooray, N. (eds.) United Nations University Press, 2000.
    • Wilcoxen, P., "The Cost of Capital and The Economics of the Environment." In Econometrics and the Cost of Capital. Lau, L. J. (ed.) MIT Press, 2000.
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
  • Opinion Pieces
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "China’s Carbon Tax Highlights the Need for a New Track of Climate Talks." East Asia Forum, 2013.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "Time for a Price Collar on Carbon." politico.com, 2009.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "Managing Price and Targets: Why a Hybrid Policy is Better for Australia." Climate Change: Getting It Right, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, 2007.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "The Next Step for Climate Change Policy." Brookings Institution Background Paper, 2006.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "Better Climate Change Options." Australian Financial Review, 2004.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "A Practical and Sustainable Policy for Climate Change." New Economy, 2002.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., "Climate Change After Kyoto." Brookings Review, 2002.
  • Policy Briefs
    • Wilcoxen, P., Driscoll, C., Lambert, K. F., Russell, A., Burtraw, D., Domeshek, M., Medhi, Q., Shen, H. and Vasilakos, P., "An 80x30 Clean Electricity Standard: Carbon, Costs, and Health Benefits." Clean Energy Futures Project, 2021.
    • Wilcoxen, P., Driscoll, C., Lambert, K. F., Medhi, Q., Acoba, J., Downey, K., Etheridge, A., Scheibmeir, A. and Smith, K., Clean Energy Futures Data Explorer. , 2021.
    • Wilcoxen, P., Liu, W., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "Global Economic and Environmental Outcomes of the Paris Agreement." Discussion Paper, The Brookings Institution, 2019.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J., Morris, A. and Panton, A. J., "Climate Change and Monetary Policy: Dealing with Disruption." Policy Brief, The Brookings Institution, 2017.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "Pricing Carbon." Policy Brief, The Brookings Institution, 2015.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "A Climate Diplomacy Proposal: Carbon Pricing Consultations." Policy Brief, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, 2013.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A., "Achieving Comparable Effort through Carbon Price Agreements." Policy Brief, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, 2009.
  • Review, Journals
  • Review, Trade Journal
  • Technical Reports
    • Bae, H., Wilcoxen, P. and Popp, D. C., Information Disclosure Policy: Do States' Data Processing Efforts Help More than the Information Disclosure Itself?. National Bureau of Economic Research.
    • Wilcoxen, P., "Science Advisory Board Report titled Technical Review of EPA’s Computable General Equilibrium Model, SAGE." EPA-SAB-20-010, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2020.
    • Wilcoxen, P., "Science Advisory Board Consideration of the Scientific and Technical Basis of the EPA’s Proposed Rule titled The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks." EPA-SAB-20-003, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2020.
    • Wilcoxen, P., "Science Advisory Board Advice on the Use of Economy-Wide Models in Evaluating the Social Costs, Benefits, and Economic Impacts of Air Regulations." EPA-SAB-17-012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2017.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Morris, A. C., "China’s Carbon Future: A Model-Based Analysis." Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Discussion Paper, 2015.
    • Wilcoxen, P., McKibbin, W. J. and Adele, A. C., "Controlling Carbon Emissions from U.S. Power Plants: How a Tradable Performance Standard Compares to a Carbon Tax." Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Discussion Paper, 2015.
    • Wilcoxen, P., Chapin, S. J., Liu, Y., McMillin, B., Seltzer, W. and Wunsch, D. C., Incorporating Privacy and Trust into Models of Resource-Constrained Cyber-Physical Systems. , 2015.

Presentations and Events

Public Panel Session on Climate Policy, SUNY Oswego (October, 2019)

Assoc. of Env. and Res. Economists Annual Conference (May, 2019)

Workshop on Transitional Labor Dynamics (December, 2018)

Syracuse Center of Excellence (September, 2017)

Energy Modeling Forum (February, 2017)