Written Work

DIVE INTO ENERGY POLICY. Our scholars and industry experts explore key issues in blog posts, policy digests, and long-format papers.




May 2, 2019 Betting on Climate Solutions Why We Should Spread Our Chips Karl Hausker
September 20, 2018 Beyond Bankruptcy The Outlook for Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Refinery Christina Simeone
August 30, 2018 Comparative Pathways Interim Report Cornelia Colijn, Mark Alan Hughes, and Oscar Serpell

Policy Digests

August 5, 2019 It’s Ideology, Stupid Why Voters Still Shun Carbon Taxes Ioana Marinescu, Soren Anderson, and Boris Shor
July 25, 2019 Extra-Metabolic Energy The Power to Sustain or Destroy Oscar Serpell

Since 2016, James Hines has served as our lead academic reviewer for all papers and policy digests.

James R. Hines Jr.

James Hines is the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and co-director of the Law and Economics Program at Michigan Law. He is also the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in U-M's Department of Economics and serves as the research director of the Office of Tax Policy Research in U-M's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, research director of the International Tax Policy Forum, former co-editor of the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives, and served as an economist in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard, all in economics.