Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Highest degree earned
Peter Wilcoxen is a professor of public administration and international affairs, an Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, 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.
Research Grant Awards and Projects
Principal Investigator.“Northeast Residential Energy Use Pilot Study,” with Co-Principal Investigators Steve Chapin, Keli Perrin, and Jason Dedrick. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018-2020.
Co-Principal Investigator. "Distributed Energy Markets," with a team composed of faculty from the iSchool, the School of Engineering/Computer Science, and the College of Law at Syracuse University. Funded by National Science Foundation. 2016-2020.
Selected publications since 2010:
“Carbon Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States,” National Tax Journal, 68(1), pp. 121-138, March 2015. (with Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle and Mun S. Ho)
“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,” Resource and Energy Economics, 36(2014), pp. 130-150. (with Warwick J. McKibbin and Adele C. Morris)
“A Proposal to Integrate Price Mechanisms Into International Climate Negotiations,” Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 1(3), pp. 600-608, 2014. (with Warwick J. McKibbin and Adele C. Morris)
Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States, MIT Press, 2013. (with Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle and Mun S. Ho)
“Market Equilibrium of Distribution Network with Alternative Energy Resources,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), IEEE, pp. 1-7, 2013. (with Mohammad Nikkhah Mojdehi and Prasanta Ghosh)
“An Econometric Approach to General Equilibrium Modeling,” in Peter B. Dixon and Dale W. Jorgenson, (eds), Handbook of Computational General Equilibrium Modeling, North-Holland, pp. 1133-1212, 2013. (with Dale W. Jorgenson, Hui Jin, and Daniel T. Slesnick)
“Energy, the Environment and U.S. Economic Growth,” in Peter B. Dixon and Dale W. Jorgenson, (eds), Handbook of Computational General Equilibrium Modeling, North-Holland, pp. 447-552, 2013. (with Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle and Mun S. Ho)
“A Global Approach to Energy and Environment: The G-Cubed Model,” in Peter B. Dixon and Dale W. Jorgenson, (eds), Handbook of Computational General Equilibrium Modeling, Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 995-1068, 2013. (with Warwick J. McKibbin)
“China’s Carbon Tax Highlights the Need for a New Track of Climate Talks,” East Asia Forum, March 19, 2013. (with Warwick J. McKibbin and Adele Morris)
“Subsidizing Household Capital: How Does Energy Efficiency Policy Compare to a Carbon Tax?” Energy Journal, 32(Special Issue), pp. 111-128, 2011. (with Adele Morris and Warwick J. McKibbin)
“Comparing Climate Commitments: A Model-Based Analysis of the Copenhagen Accord,” Climate Change Economics, 2(2), pp.79-103, May 2011. (with Adele Morris and Warwick J. McKibbin)
“The Distributional Impact of Climate Policy,” Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 10(2), Article 17, 2010. (with Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho and Daniel T. Slesnick)
“Information Disclosure Policy: Do State Data Processing Efforts Help More Than the Information Disclosure Itself?”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(1), pp. 163-182, 2010. (with Hyunhoe Bae and David Popp)
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