Peter Christensen

Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.; 217.300.3054; 431 Mumford Hall


"Can Performance Pay Seal a Gap in the Weatherization Assistance Program? Experimental Evidence on Contractor Behavior" (In Progress)
With Paul Francisco and Erica Myers

"The Demand for Mobility in a Transit-Constrained City: A Field Experiment with Uber in Cairo" (In Progress)
with Adam Osman

"Measuring the Social Cost of Flood Delays in Urban Transport: Evidence from São Paulo" (In Progress)
with Amanda Ang and Antonio Bento

"The Welfare Effect of Racial Discrimination in the US Rental Market for Housing" (In Progress)
with Chris Timmins
Github Repository

"The Price of Powder: Evidence on the demand for snow from the AirBnB Market" (In Progress)
with Bryan Parthum
Project Page

"Decomposing the Wedge: Mechanisms driving the gap between projected and realized returns from energy efficiency investments" (Working Paper, preliminary version available upon request)
with Erica Myers, Paul Francisco, and Mateus Souza

"Housing Discrimination and the Pollution Exposure Gap in the United States" (Working Paper, preliminary version available upon request)
with Ignacio Sarmiento and Chris Timmins

"Sorting or Steering: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Housing Discrimination on Location Choice" (under review)
with Chris Timmins
Working PaperNBER Working PaperProject PageGithub Repository

"Economic Effects of Environmental Crises: Evidence from Flint, Michigan" (revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy)
with Dave Keiser and Gabe Lade
SSRN Working PaperProject Page

"Should Congested Cities Reduce their Speed Limits? Evidence from Sao Paulo, Brazil"
(revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics)
with Amanda Ang and Renato Vieira
Working PaperProject PageGithub Repository

"Unlocking Amenities: Complementarity in public good consumption"
(second submission, Journal of Public Economics)
with David Albouy and Ignacio Sarmiento
Working PaperNBER Working PaperProject PageGithub Repository

"Suburbs or Skyscrapers: The effect of China’s land leasing market on housing decentralization"
Christensen, P. 2019. Land Economics, 95(4): 557-576.
Working Paper

"Uncertainty in Forecasts of Long-Run Economic Growth."
Christensen, P., Gillingham, K., and Nordhaus. W. 2018.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(21):5409–5414

"Modeling Uncertainty in Integrated Assessment of Climate Change: A Multimodel Comparison".
Gillingham, K., Nordhaus, W. D., Anthoff, D., Blanford, G., Bosetti, V., Christensen, P., McJeon, H., and Reilly, J. 2018.
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5(4)

"Geographic Determinants of China’s Urbanization"
Christensen, P. and McCord, G. C. 2016.
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 59:90-102

"A Ricardian Analysis of Mexican Farms"
Mendelsohn, R., Arellano-Gonzalez, J., and Christensen P. 2010.
Environment and Development Economics 15(2):153-171