Christy Zhou

John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University


Published and Accepted Work

New: “The Effect of Fuel Price Changes on Fleet Demand for New Vehicle Fuel Economy”, with Benjamin Leard (RFF) and Virginia McConnell (RFF), forthcoming, Journal of Industrial Economics

  • Summary: Private companies and government agencies, or “fleet” buyers, represent a large share of new vehicle demand in the US. We find them respond to fuel price variation similar to household buyers.
  • Latest version, November 2018, [PDF]; RFF Discussion Paper DP-17-25 Version, [Link]; RFF Resource Article, [Link]

Working Papers

New: “How Much Do Consumers Value Fuel Economy and Performance? Evidence from Technology Adoption”, with Benjamin Leard (RFF) and Joshua Linn (Maryland), RFF Report, December 2018, [PDF], R&R Resubmitted

  • RFF Report Version, [PDF]; RFF Blog Post, [Link]; RFF Resource Article, [Link]

“The Effects of Fuel Costs and Sales on Fuel-Saving Technology Adoption: Direct and Indirect Effects”, with Thomas Klier (Chicago Fed) and Joshua Linn (Maryland), RFF Discussion Paper DP-16-26-REV, March 2019, [PDF], Under Review

  • Previous Title “The Effect of Market Size on Fuel-Saving Technology Adoption in Passenger Vehicles”, [RFF DP Version]

New: “Regulatory Spillover and Climate Co-benefit: Evidence from New Source Review Lawsuits”, with Hei-Sing Ron Chan (U of Manchester), [PDF], June 2019, Under Review

“Knowledge Capital, Technology Adoption, and Environmental Policies: Evidence from the US Automobile Industry”, February 2016, [PDF]

Selected Work in Progress

“The Effect of Adopting NextGen Air Transportation System (NextGen) on Air Travel Performance”, with Jessica Chu, May 2019


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