WORKING PAPERS


Is cap-and-trade causing more greenhouse gas emissions in disadvantaged communities? April, 2017.

           [PDF]


Estimating Path Dependence in Energy Transitions, August 2016.

[PDF] [NBER WP #22536] 


Analysis of statistical power reconciles climate-conflict results in Africa, December 2015. 
(with Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, Edward Miguel, and Mark Cane)
[PDF] [CEGA WP #053]
 

IN PROGRESS


The Spatial Structure of Endowments, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate 
(with Jonathan I. Dingel and Solomon M. Hsiang)

Returns to Lobbying over Climate Policy
(with Ashwin Rode)


RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS


Zhang, Peng, Olivier Deschenes, Kyle C. Meng, and Junjie Zhang. 2018.
Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants 
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88(3), 1-17.
           [PDF][NBER WP #23991]
           Media coverage: IBTimes

Meng, Kyle C. 2017.
Using a Free Permit Rule to Forecast the Marginal Abatement Cost of Proposed Climate Policy
American Economic Review, 107(3), 748-84.
[PDF] [Appendix] [Replication

Meng, Kyle C., Kimberly L. Oremus and Steve Gaines. 2016.
New England Cod Collapse and the Climate
PLOS ONE, 11(7).
[PDF] [Appendix] [Replication]
Media coverage: KCSB interviewUCSB press release, Columbia press release, Business Insider, Science Daily, Newswise, Eurasia Review


Fujiwara, Thomas, Kyle C. Meng, and Tom Vogl. 2016.
Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4), 160-88.
Media coverage: WashPostAEABoston Globe, NBER digest

Hsiang, Solomon M., and Kyle C. Meng. 2015.
Tropical Economics 
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings
, 105(5), 257–61.

Hsiang, Solomon M. and Kyle C. Meng. 2014.
Reconciling disagreement over climate–conflict results in Africa 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111(6), 2100-3.
[PDF] [Replication]
Media coverage: Washington Post

Hsiang, Solomon M., Kyle C. Meng, and Mark A. Cane. 2011.
Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate 
Nature, 476(7361), 438–441.
Table of teleconnected and weakly-affect countries with GWNO codes (CSV, STATA)
Grid of pixel assignments to teleconnected or weakly-affected coding (MATLAB, EXCEL, CSV) to remake Figure 1A
Google Earth file of ENSO teleconnections (data on cover image)
video to visualize ENSO teleconnections (MOV [10M], YouTube), PDF of images (10M)

Media coverage:
News and Views by Andrew Solow 
Nature Editorial
TV interview with CBC NewsXinhua News (starts at 6:08). 
Other selected coverage: NPR, The Economist, BBC (World Service, print, BBC4), Washington Post,Financial Times, The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, TIME, CBC (print, radio), Reuters,AFP, The Independent, Voice of America, The World, Slate, Scientific American, The Australian,Guangming Daily, L'Express, La Stampa, Spiegel, Época, ABC, Science, Nature Climate Change,Significance Magazine, other coverage (press release)

Meng, Kyle C., Robert H. Williams, and Michael A. Celia. 2007. 
Opportunities for Low-Cost CO2 Storage Demonstration Projects in China 
Energy Policy, 35, 2368-2378.
            [PDF]

RESEARCH COMMENTARIES

Burke, M., M. Craxton, C. D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graf-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W.M. Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D. L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, I. Rudik, J. Stock, R. S. J. Tol. 2016. 
Opportunities for advances in climate change economics 
Science, 352(6283), 292-293.
            [PDF

Cane, Mark A., Edward Miguel, Marshall Burke, Solomon M. Hsiang, David B. Lobell, Kyle C. Meng, and Shanker Satyanath. 2014.
Temperature and Violence
Nature Climate Change, 4, 234–235.
            [PDF]

Stephen Carpenter, Kenneth Arrow, Scott Barrett, Reinette Biggs, William Brock, Anne-Sophie Crepin, Gustav Engstrom, Carl Folke, Terry Hughes, Nils Kautsky, Chuan-Zhong Li, Geoffrey McCarney, Karl-Goran Maler, Kyle C. Meng, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Jason Shogren, Thomas Sterner, Scott Taylor, Jeffrey Vincent, Brian Walker, Anastasios Xepapadeas, Aart de Zeeuw. 2012.
General Resilience to Cope with Extreme Events
Sustainability, 4(12), 3248-3259.
            [PDF]

POPULAR WRITING

U.S. Climate Policy following the Election
Slate. November 18, 2016.
            [Link]

El Niño and Global Inequality
G-FEED. November 9, 2015.
            [Link 

El Niño: a global weather event that may save California — and destroy the tropics
(with Solomon M. Hsiang)
Guardian Op-Ed. September 21, 2015. 
            [Link]
            Media coverage: KCBS San Francisco, Radio interview. KNX Los Angeles, Radio interview
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