Publications

Pless, J. and van Benthem, A. “Pass-Through as a Test for Market Power: An Application to Solar Subsidies”, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(4), p. 367-401. (previously NBER Working Paper No. 23260).

Pless, J., Fell, H., Sigrin, B., 2019. “Information Searching in the Residential Solar PV Market,” accepted by The Energy Journal.

O’Shaughnessy E., Nemet G., Pless J., and Margolis R., 2019. “Addressing the soft cost challenge in U.S. small-scale solar PV system pricing,” Energy Policy, 134.

Hepburn C., Pless J., and Popp D., 2018. “Encouraging Innovation that Protects Environmental Systems: Five Policy Proposals,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 12(1), Winter, p. 154-169.

Heidari-Robinson S., Heywood S., and Pless, J., 2018. “How to Make Your Post-Merger Reorg a Success,” Harvard Business Review [online article only].

McKenna E., Pless J., and Darby S., 2018. “Solar photovoltaic self-consumption in the UK residential sector: new estimates from a smart grid demonstration project,” Energy Policy118, p. 482-491.

Pless J. and Fell H., 2017. “Bribes, Bureaucracies, and Blackouts: Towards Understanding How Firm-Level Corrupt Behavior Impacts Electricity Reliability,” Resource and Energy Economics, 47, 36-55. Coverage: Selected for “Research Highlights” in Nature Energy. Finalist for IAEE Best Student Paper Award (2014).

Pless J., Arent D., Logan J., Cochran J., and Zinaman O., 2016. “Quantifying the value of investing in distributed natural gas and renewable electricity systems as complements: Applications of discounted cash flow and real options analysis with stochastic inputs,” Energy Policy, 97, p. 378-390.

Sigrin B., Pless J., and Drury E., 2015. “Diffusion into new markets: Evolving customer segments in the solar photovoltaics market,” Environmental Research Letters, 10(8).

Arent D., Pless J., Mai T., Wiser R., Hand M., Baldwin S., Heath G., Macknick J., Bazilian M., Schlosser A., and Denholm P., 2014. “Implications of high renewable electricity penetration in the U.S. for water use, greenhouse gas emissions, land-use, and materials supply,” Applied Energy123, p. 368-377.

Bazilian M., Pedersen A., Pless J., Logan J., Medlock K., O’Sullivan F., and Nakano J., 2013. “Shale Gas in China: Prospects, Concerns, and Potential International Collaboration,” Intl. Shale Gas & Oil Journal.