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Jacob LaRiviere


Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy

Ph.D. in Economics, 2010, University of California, San Diego


Jacob LaRiviere is a senior researcher at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. He is an adjunct assistant professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee and Affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. LaRiviere’s research focuses on electricity markets and other markets characterized by externalities using applied theory and both microeconometric and machine learning empirical methods. LaRiviere also has designed and conducted field experiments in conjunction with firms, governments and utilities in Norway, Scotland and the U.S.  LaRiviere is the co-founder of the Baker Forum on Energy and Environmental Policy.

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory and Applied Microeconomics

Selected Publications

Chu, Y., Holladay, S., and LaRiviere, J. (2017) Opportunity Cost Pass-through from Fossil Fuel Market Prices to Procurement Costs of the U.S. Power Producers, Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming.

Holladay, S. and LaRiviere, J. (2017) The Impact of Cheap Natural Gas on Marginal Emissions from Electricity Generation and Implications for Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 85: 205-227.

Jacobsen, M., LaRiviere, J., and Price, M. (2017) Public Policy and the Private Provision of Public Goods Under Heterogeneous Preferences, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 4(1): 243-280.

Czajkowski, M., Hanley, N., and LaRiviere, J. (2015). The Effects of Experience on Preferences: Theory and Empirics for Environmental Public Goods.American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(1):            333-351.


Contact Information

Jacob LaRiviere
Personal web page

jlariv@microsoft.com

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