Energy and Environment Lab
Grant Year: 2018
Michael Greenstone will direct the research and publications program of the Energy and Environment Lab. The lab will undertake a series of projects with public officials in regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies that make use of rigorous research techniques to improve policy outcomes. These techniques include using predictive analytics to target inspections, monitoring discharges using real-time data, and fielding randomized controlled trials to test effective enforcement measures and improve screening. The lab’s output will appear in a series of reports, papers, and policy briefs.
University of Chicago Domestic Public Policy