Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Wong, C. and Karplus, V. (2017). China’s War on Air Pollution: Can Existing Governance Structures Support New Ambitions? China Quarterly, 1-23.

Karplus, V. J., & Zhang, X. (2017). Incentivizing firm compliance with China’s national emissions trading system. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 6(2).

Kishimoto, P. N., Karplus, V. J., Zhong, M., Saikawa, E., Zhang, X., & Zhang, X. (2017). The impact of coordinated policies on air pollution emissions from road transportation in China. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 54, 30–49.

Zhang, X., Karplus, V., Qi, Tianyu, Zhang, D., and He, J. (2016). CO2 Emissions in China: How far can new efforts bend the curve? Energy Economics, in press.

Zhang, D., Springmann, M., and Karplus, V. (2015). Equity and Emissions Trading in China. Climatic Change, in press.

Karplus, V., Kishimoto, P., and Paltsev, S. (2015). The Global Energy, CO2 Emissions and Economic Impact of Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, in press.

Springmann, M., Zhang, D., and Karplus, V. (2015). Consumption-Based Adjustment of Emissions-Intensity Targets: An Economic Analysis for China’s Provinces. Environmental and Resource Economics, 61(4), 615-640.

Cao, J. and Karplus, V. (2014). Firm-Level Determinants of Energy and Carbon Intensity in China. Energy Policy, 75, 167-178.

Zhang, D., Karplus, V., Cassisa, C., & Zhang, X. (2014). Emissions trading in China: Progress and prospects. Energy Policy, 75, 9-16.

Qi, T., X. Zhang, and Karplus, V. (2014). The energy and CO2 emissions impact of renewable energy development in China. Energy Policy, 68: 60-69.

Rausch, S. & Karplus, V. (2014). Markets vs. regulation: The efficiency and distributional impacts of U.S. climate policy proposals. Energy Journal, 35(SI1), 199-227.

Nam, K.-M., C.J. Waugh, S. Paltsev, J.M. Reilly and V.J. Karplus, (2014). Synergy between Pollution and Carbon Emissions Control: Comparing China and the U.S. Energy Economics, 46, 186-201.

Zhang, D., Rausch, S., Zhang, X., & Karplus, V. (2013). Quantifying regional economic impacts of CO2 intensity targets in China. Energy Economics, 40, 687-701.

Nam, K.-M., Waugh, C., Paltsev, S., Reilly, J., & Karplus, V. (2013). Carbon co-benefits of tighter SO2 and NOX regulations in China. Global Environmental Change, 23(6), 1648-1661.

Karplus, V.J., Paltsev, S., Babiker, M., & Reilly, J.M. (2013). Should a vehicle fuel economy standard be combined with an economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions constraint? Implications for energy and climate policy in the United States. Energy Economics. 36, 322-333.

Karplus, V.J., Paltsev, S., Babiker, M., & Reilly, J.M. (2013). Applying engineering and fleet detail to represent passenger vehicle transport in a computable general equilibrium model. Economic Modelling. 30, 295-305.

Karplus, V.J. and Paltsev, S. (2012). Proposed Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards in the United States for 2017 to 2025: Impacts on the Economy, Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Transportation Research Record, 2287, 132-139. (Winner of the Pike Johnson Best Paper Award.)

Paltsev, S., Morris, J., Cai, Y., Karplus, V.J., & Jacoby, H. (2012). The role of China in mitigating climate change. Energy Economics, 34(S3), S444-S450.

Karplus, V.J., Paltsev, S., & Reilly, J. M. (2010). Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general equilibrium analysis. Transportation Research Part A. 44(8), 620-641.

Sandoval, R., Karplus, V., Paltsev, S., & Reilly, J. M. (2009). Modeling prospects for hydrogen powered transportation through 2100. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. 43(3), 291-316.

Reports, Commentaries, and Book Chapters

Jenkins, Jesse D. and Karplus, Valerie J. (2017). Carbon Pricing under Political Constraints: Insights for Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions (Ch. 3). In The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions (Ed. Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman), Oxford University Press.

Davidson, Michael R., Kahrl, Fredrich, and Karplus, Valerie J. (2017). Towards a Political Economy Framework for Wind Power: Does China Break the Mould? (Ch. 13) In The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions (Ed. Douglas Arent, Channing Arndt, Mackay Miller, Finn Tarp, and Owen Zinaman), Oxford University Press.

Karplus, V. and Zhang, X.L. (2016). 空气污染和气候变化的双控策略 (Coordinated Policy Strategies for Air Pollution and Climate Change, in Chinese), Annual Review of Low Carbon Development in China (Chapter 10).

Karplus, V. (2015). Double Impact: Why China Needs Coordinated Air Quality and Climate Strategies (in English and Chinese). Energy and Environmental Paper Series. Chicago, IL: Paulson Institute.

Karplus, V.J. (2013, July 26). Policy: Carbon emissions in China’s trade. Nature Climate Change, 3, 703–704.

Karplus, V.J. (2014). China. In Castle, D., Phillips, P., & Smith, S., Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Development. Chapter 4. Edward Elgar.

Karplus, V.J. and Deng, X.-W. (2008). Agricultural biotechnology in China: Origins and prospects. New York, NY: Springer.

Karplus, V.J. (2005, April 1). HIV/AIDS in China: Bewertung des Problems/mögliche deutscher Beitrag zur HIV/AIDS Bekämpfung.” (In German) Report for the State Minister for Europe and State Minister for External Affairs of the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany.