Economics publications

Agerton, M., Gilbert, B., & Upton Jr., G. (2023). The economics of natural gas flaring and methane emissions in U.S. shale: An agenda for research and policy. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. 17 (2): 251-273.

Shojaeddini, E., & Gilbert, B. (2023). Heterogeneity in the rebound effect: Evidence from efficient lighting subsidies. Environmental and Resource Economics. 84: 173-217.

Abiodun, K., & Gilbert, B. (2022). Does universal electrification shield firms from productivity loss? World Development Perspectives. 28: 100467.

Gilbert, B., LaRiviere, J., & Novan, K. (2022). Uncertainty and additionality in energy efficiency programs. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 115: 102700.

Gilbert, B., & Graff Zivin, J. (2020). Dynamic corrective taxes with time-varying salience. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 103: 102356.


Dahl, C., Gilbert, B., & Lange, I. (2020). Mineral scarcity on earth: Are asteroids the answer? Mineral Economics. 33 (1): 29-42.


Gilbert, B., & Roberts, G. (2020). Drill-bit parity: Supply-side links in oil and gas markets. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 7 (4): 619-658.


Thunstrom, L., Gilbert, B., & Jones Ritten, C. (2018). Nudges that hurt those already hurting – distributional and unintended effects of salience nudges. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 153: 267-282.


Gilbert, B., James, A., & Shogren, J. (2018). Corporate apology for environmental damage. Journal of Risk & Uncertainty 56 (1): 51-81


Eskander, S.M.S.U., Barbier, E., & Gilbert, B. (2018). Fishing and non-fishing income decisions: The role of human capital and family structure. Land Economics 94 (1): 114-136.


Beracha, E., Gilbert, B., Kjorstad, T., & Womack, K. (2016). On the relation of local amenities and house price dynamics. Real Estate Economics, doi:10.1111/1540-6229.12170.


Gilbert, B. & Graff Zivin, J. (2014) Dynamic salience with intermittent billing: evidence from smart electricity meters. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 107 (A): 176-190.


Gilbert, B. & Yeo, B.H. (2014) Technological change and managerial ability: evidence from a Malaysian artisanal fishery. Land Economics 90 (2): 352-371.


Fissel, B., Gilbert, B., & LaRiviere, J. (2013). Technology adoption and diffusion with uncertainty in a commons. Economics Letters 120 (2): 297-301.

Other peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings

Alshehri, A., Pahk, E., Spielman, J., Parker, B., Gilbert, B., & Yue, C. (2023). Exploring the negotiation behaviors of owners and bystanders over data practices of smart home devices. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023). doi: 10.1145/3544548.3581360.

Olawale, O.W., Gilbert, B., & Reyna, J. (2023). Aggregate residential demand flexibility behavior: A novel assessment framework. Sustainable Energy Technology and Assessments. 56: 103073.

Garg, S., Boz, D., Gilbert, B., & Crompton, J. (2023). A Critical Review of Natural Gas Emissions Certification in the United States. Environmental Research Letters. 18: 023002

Simeone, C., Lange, I., & Gilbert, B. (2023). Pass-through in Residential Retail Electricity Competition: Evidence from Pennsylvania. Utilities Policy. 80: 101479.

Olawale, O.W., Gilbert, B., & Reyna, J. (2022). Residential demand flexibility: Extensive and intensive behavior models using sociodemographic predictors. Energy and Buildings, 262: 111973.

Olawale, O.W., Reyna, J., & Gilbert, B. (2022). Factors affecting override behavior during demand flexibility from high resolution smart thermostat data. In 2022 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, (2): 221-235.


Olawale, O.W., Gilbert, B., & Reyna, J. (2021). Demand response analysis for different residential personas in a comfort-driven behavioral context. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Vol 85635, pp. V08AT08A060), American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Rea, S., Kleeman, H., Zhu, Q., Gilbert, B., & Yue, C. (2021). Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research: Methodological, Fair, and Political Considerations. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 40 (3-4): 40-53.


Gardzelewski, J., Denzer, A., & Gilbert, B. (2017). Architecturally Integrated Photovoltaic Panels: Residential Design Methods and Consumer Preferences. In Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering Institute 2017 (pp. 940-951), American Society of Civil Engineers.

Working papers and work in progress

Distributional Equity in the Employment and Wage Impacts of Energy Transitions”, with Hannah Gagarin and Ben Hoen, revisions resubmitted to Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Geographic Spillovers of Wind Energy Development on Employment and Wages”, with Hannah Gagarin and Ben Hoen, revisions requested from Energy Research & Social Science.

How good are weather shocks for identifying energy elasticities? A LASSO-IV approach to European natural gas demand”, with Merve Turan and Tulay Flamand, under review at Journal of Commodities Markets.

The Pain of Paying with Other People’s Money: Evidence from Domestic Partners,” with Aaron Enriquez and Linda Thunstrom.


Leakage in regional climate policy? Implications of market design,” with Brittany Tarufelli


Remittances and small-scale coastal fishing in a developing country,” with Ed Barbier.


Energy efficiency, green technology, and the pain of paying,” with Dayana Zhappassova and Linda Thunstrom.

“Quantifying the role of midstream congestion and market structure in Permian flaring”, with Mark Agerton, Wesley Blundell, and Gregory B. Upton Jr.

"Local economic benefits of wind component manufacturing," with Maxwell Fleming.

“Ambient pollution mechanisms with remote sensing technology: An application to the oil and gas industry,” with Mark Agerton


“Corporate governance, electricity restructuring, and the cost of capital for abatement technologies,” with Chenyang Xu and Klaas van ‘t Veld.


“Overlapping environmental and financial regulations: The role of corporate governance,” with Sridhar Gogineni, Klaas van ‘t Veld & Chenyang Xu.


“Monetary metal: Estimating key economic factors driving gold prices”, with Andrew Moore.


“Firm Boundaries with Impure Public Goods”


“Technology Shocks and Capital Investment in the Commons,” with Benjamin Fissel.

 “Studying effective reciprocity in online labor markets”, with Shivani Mathur.

 “Oil and gas well targeting: Associated gas, wet gas, and the implications for supply and methane emissions”, with Gavin Roberts.

“Rotary-rig parity: The drilling rate-augmented relationship between oil and gas prices”, with Gavin Roberts.

 “Is residential solar an aesthetic amenity or disamenity? Valuing preferences for architectural alternatives,” with Anthony Denzer and Jon Gardzelewski.

“Social Image, Signaling, and Sorting: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment with Solar Homes,” with Anthony Denzer and Jon Gardzelewski

“Emotions in risk-taking and spending,” with Linda Thunstrom and George Loewenstein

Media and other writing

The Key to Reducing Methane Emissions? Actual Measurement. Forbes Energy, Baker Institute Blog, with Mark Agerton. (August 16, 2021)

Rolling Back Trump's Methane Rules Isn't Enough: We Need a Methane Tax to Buy Time to Decarbonize. Forbes Energy, Baker Institute Blog, with Mark Agerton and Jim Krane. (July 12, 2021)

Integrating Technology and Incentives to Reduce Methane Emissions. Payne Institute Commentary Series, with Mark Agerton. (March 16, 2021)