My research explores environmental economics, focusing on the interaction between incentives and environmental policies. I am interested in how environmental policies influence consumers, businesses, and agencies, and how these policies can be optimized. My research is both theoretical and empirical, and incorporates methods from microeconomic theory, empirical economics, and mechanism design.
I am especially interested in voluntary environmental policies such as subsidies. Much of my research focuses on residential energy efficiency and renewable energy subsidy policies.
My current working papers are:
- Income Targeting in Consumer Energy Efficiency Programs (with Nathan Chan)
- A review of US residential energy tax credits: Distributional impacts, expenditures, and changes since 2006 (with David Coyne)
My current works-in-progress include:
- Shining Light on the Geographic Distribution of Residential Solar Tax Credits (with David Coyne)
Other works-in-progress focus on residential energy tax credits, residential energy efficiency programs, optimal program design for energy efficiency subsidies, and carbon offset additionality.
- Chan, Nathan W. and I. Globus-Harris. “On Consumer Incentives for Energy-Efficient Durables.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 119: 102813. May 2023.
- Globus-Harris, I. “Waiting Periods as a Screening Mechanism for Environmental Subsidies.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 7 (6): 1151-1180. November 2020.
- Hastings Roer, E. and I. Globus-Harris. 2020. “A Mechanism to Reduce Medical Supply Shortfalls During Pandemics.” RAND Perspectives. April 2020.
- Globus-Harris, I. “An Impossible Goal: When Trade Ratios Can’t Achieve No-Net-Loss.” Southern Economic Journal. 86 (4): 1372-1392. April 2020.