David Rapson
Associate Professor
Department of Economics

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF file)

Brief Biography

David Rapson joined the Economics Department at UC Davis in 2008. Rapson's research focuses on energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. His research includes several collaborative studies with regulated utilities and government agencies. These include the evaluation of dynamic pricing regimes, carbon offset programs, and the design and analysis of a large-scale randomized field experiment to test the role of information on price elasticity. His research appears in The American Economic Review, Nature, and other academic journals. Rapson holds an AB in economics from Dartmouth College; an MA in economics from Queen's University; and a PhD in economics from Boston University.

Contact Information

Department of Economics
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 1127 SSH
Email: dsrapson ***at*** ucdavis.edu
Twitter: @rapsonenergy

Publications

Book Chapters

Working Papers

  • "Do Voluntary Carbon Offsets Induce Energy Rebound? A Conservationist's Dilemma" (with Matthew Harding)

  • Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency (with Fiona Burlig, Christopher Knittel, Mar Reguant and Catherine Wolfram)

  • Household Diversification: The Vehicle Portfolio Effect (with James Archsmith, Kenneth Gillingham and Christopher Knittel)

  • Utilities Included. Split Incentives in Commercial Electricity Contracts (with Katrina Jessoe and Maya Papineau)

  • Can high-frequency data and non-experimental research designs recover causal effects? Validation using an electricity usage experiment (with Katrina Jessoe and Douglas Miller)

Teaching

  • Energy Economics (Undergraduate and Masters), UC Davis (2012-present)

  • Industrial Organization (PhD), UC Davis (2009-present)

  • Industrial Organization (Undergraduate), UC Davis (2009-present)

  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate), Boston University (2006)