Peter Christensen

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

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.

pchrist@illinois.edu; 217.300.3054; 431 Mumford Hall


Research Papers:

"Evaluating the Social Cost of Flood Delays on Transport in São Paulo"
With Amanda Ang and Antonio Bento(2018)
Working Paper.

"Decomposing the Wedge: Mechanisms driving the gap between projected and realized returns from energy efficiency investments"
With Erica Myers, Paul Francisco, and Mateus Souza(2018)
Working Paper.

"The Welfare Effect of Racial Discrimination in the United States"
with Chris Timmins
Github Repository
Working Paper.

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

"Why Should Developing Countries Reduce their Speed Limits? Evidence from Sao Paulo, Brazil"
with Amanda Ang and Renato Vieira
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"Sorting or Steering: Experimental Evidence on the Economic Effects of Housing Discrimination"
with Chris Timmins
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"Unlocking Amenities: Complementarities in public good consumption"
with David Albouy and Ignacio Sarmiento
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"Economic Effects of Environmental Crises: Evidence from Flint, Michigan"
with Dave Keiser and Gabe Lade
Project Page

"Suburbs or Skyscrapers: The effect of China’s land leasing market on housing decentralization"
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"Uncertainty in Forecasts of Long-Run Economic Growth."
Christensen, P., Gillingham, K., and Nordhaus. W. 2018.
Online Article
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).
Summary & PDF Download
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5(4)

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

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

"Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change"
Contributing Author to IPCC 2014.
Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O. et al eds]
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

"The Impact of Climate Change on Mexican Agriculture: A Ricardian Analysis"
Mendelsohn, R., Arellano-Gonzalez, J., and Christensen, P. 2009.
Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank.