David Rapson is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. Professor Rapson uses natural experiments from the real world to understand how consumers respond to incentives when making energy-related decisions. Recent work focuses on the transportation sector, and in particular the role that fuel economy standards and electric vehicles may play in achieving climate change mitigation goals. Rapson’s research includes several collaborative studies with regulated utilities and government agencies, including the evaluation of dynamic electricity pricing regimes, carbon offset programs, electric vehicle subsidies, and the role of information on price elasticity. His research appears in the American Economic Review, Nature, and other academic journals. Rapson is an Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and is Co-Director of the Davis Energy Economics Program (DEEP).
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Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis