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.
Demonstrates the distributional impacts of a wide range of environmental policies, focusing on how they affect firms' input demands and input prices.
Models how grandfathering in the Clean Air Act affects the decisions of electricity-generating plant owners and pollution for fossil-fuel-fired plants.
Shows how patience and food prices interact to explain the growth in obesity rates in the U.S. over the last several decades.
Derives policy solutions for polluting goods like cars when consumers exhibit a behavioral bias affecting their intertemporal choices.