KYLE MENG : RESEARCH

* denotes equal authorship

WORKING PAPERS


Spatial Correlation, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate

Dingel*, Jonathan I., Kyle C. Meng*, and Solomon M. Hsiang (2021)

[Paper] [NBER WP] [BibTex]

[Video showing ENSO altering the global spatial correlation of temperatures (Fig. 4)]

Media: VoxEU



Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California's Carbon Market

Hernandez-Cortes, Danae* and Kyle C. Meng* (2021)

[Paper] [NBER WP] [BibTex][Video showing pollution dispersal]

Media: emLab blog, NBER Digest, Grist, Yes!, NYTimes, NPR (from 14:30), The Hill, WSJ, Inside Climate News



Estimating Path Dependence in Energy Transitions

Meng, Kyle C. (2021)

[Paper] [NBER WP] [BibTex]



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] [BibTex]


PUBLICATIONS


Do Environmental Markets Improve on Open Access? Evidence from California Groundwater Rights

Ayres*, Andrew B., Kyle C. Meng*, and Andrew J. Plantinga*

Journal of Political Economy, 129(10), 2021

[Paper] [BibTex]

Media: place, emLab blog



Enhancing equity while eliminating emissions in California's supply of transportation fuels

Deschenes*, Olivier, Ranjit Deshmukh*, David Lea*, Kyle Meng*, Paige Weber* et al.

CalEPA report, 2021

[Study page] [Paper] [Synthesis report] [Technical appendix]

Media: CalEPA press release, Bakersfield Californian, SB Independent, emLab blog, NatGeo, NPR



Challenges and opportunities for identifying forced labor using satellite-based fishing vessel monitoring

McDonald, Gavin G., Christopher Costello, Jennifer Bone*, Reniel B. Cabral*, Valerie Farabee*, Timothy Hochberg*, David Kroodsma*, Tracey Mangin*, Kyle C. Meng*, Oliver Zahn*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 118(19), 2021

[Paper] [BibTex]



Satellites reveal global extent of forced labor in the world's fishing fleet

McDonald, Gavin G., Christopher Costello, Jennifer Bone*, Reniel B. Cabral*, Valerie Farabee*, Timothy Hochberg*, David Kroodsma*, Tracey Mangin*, Kyle C. Meng*, Oliver Zahn*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 118(3), 2021

[Paper] [BibTex]

Media: TheConversation, Reuters, other outlets



Global evidence for ultraviolet radiation decreasing COVID-19 growth rates

Tamma Carleton*, Jules Cornetet*, Peter Huybers*, Kyle C. Meng*, and Jonathan Proctor*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 118(1), 2021

[Paper] [Data and code] [BibTex]

Media: Wired, UCSB press release, Harvard press release, NPR, India Times, other outlets



The Social Cost of Lobbying over Climate Policy

Meng*, Kyle C. and Ashwin Rode*

Nature Climate Change, 9, 472-476, 2019

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: NCC News and Views, NCC editorial, Nature Sustainability research highlight, Nature blog, UCSB, UChicago, Forbes, CarbonBrief, Daily Kos, Ars Technica, Science Daily, WSJ, Futurity, Oregon Public Radio interview, El Diario, Minnesota Public Radio interview



Causal Analysis in Control-Impact Ecological Studies with Observational Data

Larsen, Ashley, Kyle C. Meng and Bruce Kendall

Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10(7) 924-934, 2019

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]



Alternate Explanations for the Blue Paradox do not withstand Statistical Scrutiny

McDermott*, Grant R., Kyle C. Meng*, Gavin G. McDonald, and Christopher J. Costello

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 115(52) 12124-12125, 2018

[Paper] [Replication] [BibTex]



Is Cap-and-Trade Causing More Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Disadvantaged Communities?

Meng, Kyle C.

In Distributional Effects of Environmental Market Design, ed. C. Costello, PERC, 2018

[Paper] [BibTex]



The Blue Paradox: Preemptive Overfishing in Marine Reserves

McDermott*, Grant R., Kyle C. Meng*, Gavin G. McDonald, and Christopher J. Costello

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 116(12), 5319-5325, 2018

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: Atlantic, NPR interview, Science Daily, Eurasia Review, Oceana, ENN, Phys, UCSB, PNAS blog, GFW blog, emLab blog, European Commission



Quasi-Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics: Opportunities and Challenges

Deschenes*, Olivier and Kyle C. Meng*

Handbook of Environmental Economics, 4, 2018

[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*

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88(3), 1-17, 2018

[Paper] [BibTex]

Media: IBTimes, HuffPost, UCSB, KCSB interview



Using a Free Permit Rule to Forecast the Marginal Abatement Cost of Proposed Climate Policy

Meng, Kyle C.

American Economic Review, 107(3), 748-84, 2017

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]



New England Cod Collapse and the Climate

Meng, Kyle C., Kimberly L. Oremus and Steve Gaines

PLOS ONE, 11(7), 2016

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: KCSB interview, UCSB press release, Columbia press release, Business Insider, Science Daily, Newswise, Eurasia Review



Habit Formation in Voting: Evidence from Rainy Elections

Fujiwara*, Thomas, Kyle C. Meng*, and Tom Vogl*

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4), 160-88, 2016

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: WashPost, AEA, Boston 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

Science, 352(6283), 292-293, 2016

[Paper] [BibTex]



Tropical Economics

Hsiang*, Solomon M., and Kyle C. Meng*

American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 105(5), 257–61, 2015

[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

Nature Climate Change, 4, 234–235, 2014

[Paper] [BibTex]



Reconciling Disagreement over Climate–Conflict Results in Africa

Hsiang*, Solomon M. and Kyle C. Meng*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111(6), 2100-3, 2014

[Paper] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: 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

Sustainability, 4(12), 3248-3259, 2012

[Paper] [BibTex]



Civil Conflicts are Associated with the Global Climate

Hsiang, Solomon M., Kyle C. Meng, and Mark A. Cane

Nature, 476(7361), 438–441, 2011

[Paper] [Appendix] [Replication] [BibTex]

Media: Nature News and Views, Nature Editorial TV interview with CBC News, Xinhua 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

Energy Policy, 35, 2368-2378, 2007

[Paper][BibTex]