* denotes equal authorship

WORKING PAPERS

Evidence for ultraviolet radiation decreasing COVID-19 growth rates: global estimates and seasonal implications 
Tamma Carleton*, Jules Cornetet*, Peter Huybers*, Kyle C. Meng*, and Jonathan Proctor* (2020)
[Paper] [SSRN WP] [Data and code] [BibTex]
Media: Wired


Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California's Carbon Market 
Hernandez-Cortes, Danae* and Kyle C. Meng* (2020)
[Video showing pollution dispersal]
Media coverage: emLab blog


Do Property Rights Alleviate the Problem of the Commons? Evidence from California Groundwater Rights
Ayres*, Andrew B., Kyle C. Meng*, and Andrew J. Plantinga* (2020)
Revision requested, Journal of Political Economy
[Paper] [NBER WP[BibTex]
Media coverage: place, emLab blog


Estimating Path Dependence in Energy Transitions 
Meng, Kyle C. (2020)
[Paper] [NBER WP[BibTex]
 

Spatial Correlation, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate 
Dingel*, Jonathan I., Kyle C. Meng*, and Solomon M. Hsiang (2019)
[Paper] [NBER WP] [BibTex]
[Video showing ENSO altering the global spatial correlation of temperatures (Fig. 9)]
Media coverage: VoxEU 


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)


PUBLICATIONS

The Social Cost of Lobbying over Climate Policy 
Meng*, Kyle C. and Ashwin Rode* (2019)
Nature Climate Change, 9, 472-476
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Causal Analysis in Control-Impact Ecological Studies with Observational Data 
Larsen, Ashley, Kyle C. Meng and Bruce Kendall (2019)
Methods in Ecology and Evolution.


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] [BibTex]


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] [BibTex]
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] [BibTex]


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] [BibTex]
           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] [BibTex]


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] [BibTex]
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.


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


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] [BibTex]


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] [BibTex]
Media coverage: Washington Post


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] [BibTex]


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] [BibTex
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.


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