Richard G. Newell

Adjunct Professor

External Address: 
9 Circuit Dr, Environment Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 681-8663

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Energy Data Analytics Lab and during 2011-2016 he was Founding Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative. Dr. Newell is the former Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the agency responsible for official U.S. government energy statistics and analysis. He also served as the Senior Economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisors, prior to which he was a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF). He is a member of the Board of Directors of RFF, the International Advisory Council of KAPSARC, the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and several editorial boards. Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy, the environment, and related technologies, particularly issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has provided expert advice and consulted with many private, governmental, non-governmental, and international institutions, such as the NAS, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Forum, and the National Petroleum Council. Dr. Newell holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a M.P.A. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1997
  • M.P.A., Princeton University 1990
  • B.A., Rutgers University 1988
  • B.S., Rutgers University 1988

Henderson, RM, and Newell, RG. Accelerating Energy Innovation Insights from Multiple Sectors. University of Chicago Press, May 30, 2011.

Newell, RG, and Henderson, RM. Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors. December 5, 2009.

Newell, RG, QIAN, YIFEI, and Raimi, D. "Global Energy Outlook 2015." March 2016.

Newell, RG. "The role of energy technology policy alongside carbon pricing." In Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates, 178-190. February 11, 2015.

Newell, RG. "Inducing innovation for climate change mitigation." In Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy, 20-21. January 1, 2012. Full Text

Henderson, Rebecca M., , and Newell, R. "Introduction and Summary." In Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors,edited by RM Henderson and RG Newell, 1-23. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, May 30, 2011. Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "The Energy Innovation System: A Historical Perspective (Submitted)." In Accelerating energy innovation: insights from multiple sectors,edited by RM Henderson and RG Newell. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, January 1, 2011. Open Access Copy

Fischer, C, and Newell, RG. "Comparing environmental and technology policies for climate mitigation and renewable energy." In Current Affairs: Perspectives on Electricity Policy for Ontario, 77-108. January 1, 2010.

Newell, RG. "International climate technology strategies." In Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for Agreement: Research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, 403-438. January 1, 2009. Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "U.S. Climate Mitigation in the Context of Global Stabilization." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, 38-51. Resources for the Future, 2008. Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "Climate Technology Research, Development, and Demonstration: Funding Sources, Institutions, and Instruments." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, 117-132. Resources for the Future, 2007. Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "Climate Technology Deployment Policy." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, 133-145. Resources for the Future, 2007. Open Access Copy

Pages

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, Stavins, RN, and Stowe, R. An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and Its Implications for Climate Change Policy. April 20, 2015.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap. January 15, 2015.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, Stavins, RN, and Stowe, R. An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and its Implications for Climate-Change Policy. January 2015.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap. January 2015.

Arrow, KJ, Cropper, M, Gollier, C, Groom, B, Heal, GM, Newell, RG, Nordhaus, WD, Pindyck, RS, Pizer, WA, Portney, P, Sterner, T, Tol, RSJ, and Weitzman, M. How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context? The Views of an Expert Panel. December 19, 2013.

Newell, RG, and Siikamäki, J. Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: Role of Information Labels. August 2013.

Newell, RG, and Iler, S. The Global Energy Outlook. April 2013.

Pages

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. "Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap." FEEM Working Paper, no. 035 (April 27, 2015).

Newell, RG, and Siikamki, J. "Individual time preferences and energy efficiency." American Economic Review 105, no. 5 (January 1, 2015): 196-200. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. "Deconstructing the energy efficiency gap: Conceptual frameworks and evidence." American Economic Review 105, no. 5 (January 1, 2015): 183-186. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, Stavins, RN, and Stowe, R. "An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and Its Implications for Climate-Change Policy." (November 1, 2014).

Newell, RG, and Raimi, D. "Implications of shale gas development for climate change." Environmental Science and Technology 48, no. 15 (August 5, 2014): 8360-8368. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wiener, J. "Using and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon." Science 346 (2014): 1189-1190. Open Access Copy

Newell, RG, Pizer, WA, and Raimi, D. "Carbon market lessons and global policy outlook." Science 343, no. 6177 (January 1, 2014): 1316-1317. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, RG, Pizer, WA, and Raimi, D. "Carbon markets: Effective policy? - Response." Science 344, no. 6191 (January 1, 2014): 1460-1461. (Letter) Full Text Open Access Copy

Arrow, KJ, Cropper, ML, Gollier, C, Groom, B, Heal, GM, Newell, RG, Nordhaus, WD, Pindyck, RS, Pizer, WA, Portney, PR, Sterner, T, Tol, RSJ, and Weitzman, ML. "Should governments use a declining discount rate in project analysis?." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 145-163. Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, RG, Pizer, WA, and Raimi, D. "Carbon markets: Past, present, and future." Annual Review of Resource Economics 6, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 191-215. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Richard Newell, Sloan 2015-16 awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Developing a comprehensive understanding of the loca government fiscal impacts from oil and gas development in USA awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Energy Outlook Comparison awarded by International Energy Forum (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Richard Newell with Snnovations awarded by Sunnovations (Principal Investigator). 2015