Aubrey Kirkpatrick

Aubrey Kirkpatrick

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Justin is a PhD student at Duke University in the UPEP Environmental Economics program, a PhD Fellow at the Duke University Energy Initiative, and an NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Energy Economics. Justin's research interests center on economic analysis surrounding environmental regulation, policy, and markets. His current applied areas of interest focus on the cost of intermittent renewables on the US electricity grid and the effectiveness of energy storage at mitigating those costs. His other research interests include household renewable energy decisions, consumer perceptions of risk in the presence of fracking, and other energy-environment issues. Previously, Justin served as an economist at NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center where he led a team modeling the economic impact of offshore wind development on Atlantic (US) fisheries. He has also worked for the State of Rio de Janeiro, and as an environmental consultant.

Primary Field: Environmental Economics
Secondary Fields: Energy Economics, Industrial Organization, Econometrics


Smith, MD, Oglend, A, Kirkpatrick, AJ, Asche, F, Bennear, LS, Craig, JK, and Nance, JM. "Seafood prices reveal impacts of a major ecological disturbance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, no. 7 (February 2017): 1512-1517.
Sills, EO, Herrera, D, Kirkpatrick, AJ, Brandão, A, Dickson, R, Hall, S, Pattanayak, S, Shoch, D, Vedoveto, M, Young, L, and Pfaff, A. "Estimating the Impacts of Local Policy Innovation: The Synthetic Control Method Applied to Tropical Deforestation." PloS one 10, no. 7 (January 2015): e0132590-.
Kirkpatrick, AJ, and Bennear, LS. "Promoting clean energy investment: An empirical analysis of property assessed clean energy." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 357-375.
Kirkpatrick, A, and et al, . Socio-economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fishing in the U.S. Atlantic (Unpublished). Woods Hole, MA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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