The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Scott Holladay

J. Scott Holladay, PhD Curriculum Vitae Scott Holladay                                                                                               

Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy                                                              


International Trade and Environmental Economics

 PhD, 2009, Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder

MA, 2005, Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder

BA/BS, 2001, Economics, Computer Science, Furman University

Contact Information:

T: 865-974-4193

 J. Scott Holladay comes to UT after completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at New York University. His primary research interests include evaluating the ancillary impacts of government regulation. He is also studying the relationship between energy and the environment focusing on the electricity sector. Scott has received research grants from institutions such as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship and the McGuire Center for International Studies. He has also taught courses in environmental economics, natural resource economics, managerial economics and econometrics.  Scott is currently working on projects concerning the impact of natural gas fracking on the energy market and the environment.

Selected Publications:

“Pollution from Consumption and the Trade and Environment Debate,” under review, 2011.

 “To Tell the Truth: International Climate Change Treaty Holdouts.” with Michael Livermore, 2011, under review.

 “Are Exporters Mother Nature’s Best Friends?” 2011, under review.

 “Abate or Abscond? Polluting Plants’ Response to Environmental Regulation”, 2010, under review.

 “Does Winning the Olympics Pay Off?” with Stephen B. Billings, September 2009. Forthcoming Economic Inquiry.

 Policy Papers:

“The Distributional Consequences of the National Flood Insurance Program,” with Jason Schwartz

“CLEAR and the Green Economy,” with Michael Livermore

 “Free to Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving Net Neutrality,” with Inimai Chettiar

 “Economists and Climate Change,” with Jason Schwartz and Jonathan Horne

 “The Other Side of the Coin: The Economic Benefits of Climate Regulation,” with Jason Schwartz

 “No More Excuses: The Economic Case for Coal Ash Regulation”

 Selected Presentations

 “The Perverse Impact of Calls for Energy Conservation,” University of North Carolina-Greensboro, February 2012

 “Are Exporters Mother Nature’s Best Friends?” NBER Summer Institute ITI, August 2009

“Abate or Abscond? Polluting Plants Response to Environmental Regulation,” North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November 2008