* denotes equal authorship

WORKING PAPERS

Estimating Path Dependence in Energy Transitions 
Meng, Kyle C. (2019)
[Paper] [NBER WP #22536] 


Spatial Correlation, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate 
Dingel*, Jonathan I., Kyle C. Meng*, and Solomon M. Hsiang (2018)
[Paper] [NBER WP #25447]
[
Video showing ENSO altering the global spatial correlation of temperatures (Fig. 9)]


The Social Cost of Lobbying over Climate Policy 
Meng*, Kyle C. and Ashwin Rode* (2018)
[Available upon request]


PUBLICATIONS

Alternate Explanations for the Blue Paradox do not withstand Statistical Scrutiny
McDermott*, Grant R., Kyle C. Meng*, Gavin G. McDonald, and Christopher J. Costello (2018)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


Is Cap-and-Trade Causing More Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Disadvantaged Communities?
Meng, Kyle C. (2018)
In Distributional Effects of Environmental Market Design, ed. C. Costello. PERC.
[Paper]


The Blue Paradox: Preemptive Overfishing in Marine Reserves
McDermott*, Grant R., Kyle C. Meng*, Gavin G. McDonald, and Christopher J. Costello (2018)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
           [Paper] [Appendix] [Replication]
Media coverage: Atlantic, NPR interviewScience Daily, Eurasia Review, Oceana, ENN, Phys, UCSB, 


Quasi-Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics: Opportunities and Challenges
Deschenes*, Olivier and Kyle C. Meng* (2018)
Handbook of Environmental Economics, Vol. 4.
[Paper] [Simulation code]


Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants 
Zhang, Peng, Olivier Deschenes*, Kyle C. Meng*, and Junjie Zhang* (2018)
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88(3), 1-17.
           [Paper
           Media coverage: IBTimes, HuffPost, UCSB, KCSB interview


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


New England Cod Collapse and the Climate
Meng, Kyle C., Kimberly L. Oremus and Steve Gaines (2016)
PLOS ONE, 11(7).



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


Opportunities for Advances in Climate Change Economics 
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. C. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, I. Rudik, J. Stock, R. S. J. Tol (2016) 
Science, 352(6283), 292-293.
[Paper


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


Reconciling Disagreement over Climate–Conflict Results in Africa 
Hsiang*, Solomon M. and Kyle C. Meng* (2014) 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111(6), 2100-3.
[Paper] [Replication]
Media coverage: Washington Post


Civil Conflicts are Associated with the Global Climate 
Hsiang, Solomon M., Kyle C. Meng, and Mark A. Cane (2011) 
Nature, 476(7361), 438–441.
[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication]
Media coverage: Nature News and Views, Nature Editorial TV interview with CBC NewsXinhua News (starts at 6:08), 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)


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


OTHER WRITING (op-eds, research commentaries, older working papers)

The Blue Paradox: When Policy Announcements Undermine Marine Conservation
emLab blog. October 10, 2018


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


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


Analysis of Statistical Power Reconciles Climate-Conflict Results in Africa
Hsiang, Solomon M., Marshall Burke, Edward Miguel, Kyle C. Meng, and Mark A. Cane (2015)
[Paper] [CEGA WP #053]


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


General Resilience to Cope with Extreme Events
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.
Sustainability, 4(12), 3248-3259.
[Paper]


IN PROGRESS


Malthus in Africa? Positive and Preventive Checks on Population in a Changing Climate

(with Tom S. Vogl)


Climate Policy and the Distribution of Local Pollution: Evidence from California
(with Danae Hernandez-Cortes and Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins)


Can Property Rights Alleviate the Problem of the Commons? Evidence from Groundwater Permits in the Mojave Desert
(with Andrew Ayres and Andrew Plantinga)
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