Heutel

Garth Heutel

Assistant Professor of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University; and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
Areas of Expertise:
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Economy & Public Budgets

About Garth

Garth Heutel studies energy and environmental policy, behavioral economics, public economics, and the economics of nonprofit organizations. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, The Economic Journal, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Review of Economic Dynamics, and elsewhere. 

Briefs

Can Solar Geoengineering be Part of an Effective Global Strategy to Fight Climate Change?

  • Juan Moreno-Cruz
  • Soheil Shayegh

Podcast

Publications

"The General Equilibrium Incidence of Environmental Mandates" (with Don Fullerton). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2, no. 3 (2010): 64-89.

​Demonstrates the distributional impacts of a wide range of environmental policies, focusing on how they affect firms' input demands and input prices.

"Plant Vintages, Grandfathering, and Environmental Policy" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61, no. 1 (2011): 36-51.

Models how grandfathering in the Clean Air Act affects the decisions of electricity-generating plant owners and pollution for fossil-fuel-fired plants. 

"Impatience, Incentives, and Obesity" (with Charles Courtemanche and Patrick McAlvanah). The Economic Journal 125, no. 582 (2015): 1-31.

Shows how patience and food prices interact to explain the growth in obesity rates in the U.S. over the last several decades.

"Optimal Policy Instruments for Externality-Producing Durable Goods under Present Bias" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 72 (2015): 54-70.

Derives policy solutions for polluting goods like cars when consumers exhibit a behavioral bias affecting their intertemporal choices.

"Climate Engineering Economics" (with Juan Moreno-Cruz and Katherine Ricke). Annual Review of Resource Economics 8 (forthcoming).

Summarizes the state of the literature on economic analysis of geoengineering and climate policy.

In the News

"Climate Change and Weather Extremes: Both Heat and Cold Can Kill," Garth Heutel (with David Molitor and Nolan Miller), The Conversation, January 19, 2018.
Garth Heutel quoted on economics and hybrid car sales, "Tesla Expanding Georgia Presence" WABE (Atlanta NPR), October 30, 2014.
"Can Solar Geoengineering be Part of Responsible Climate Policy?," Garth Heutel, The Conversation, December 4, 2015.
"Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Geoengineering," Garth Heutel, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment Blog, December 15, 2015.
Guest to discuss solar geoengineering on The Academic Minute, Garth Heutel, February 11, 2016.