I am an environmental and labor economist at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). I use theory and data to study how beliefs affect decisionmaking, the role of information—especially professional forecasts—in shaping beliefs, and the effect of forward-looking behavior on empirical analyses. I also have a research agenda trying to convince myself that leisure can improve my labor productivity (see here).

News and updates

I have updated code to estimate two-sample two-stage least squares regressions. It now correctly populates e() and has formatted output. Let me know if you find the program useful!

If you are at the ASSA meeting, come see a presentation of my, Matthew, and Zachary’s paper on the sources of procrastination on Saturday.

My clean peak research was mentioned in a recent article from E&E news.

My new paper with Madison Condon and Michael Livermore asks whether there is a rational justification for the EPA’s new rule limiting what research can be used in cost-benefit analyses. To read more about why this is an important issue, see this recent NY Times article.

New paper: Policymakers have started to respond to the emissions consequences of increased electricity storage. Unfortunately, their proposed policies are likely to be ineffective. What works better? A carbon tax! Find the working paper on my research page.

Sadly, daylight saving time has ended. The only solace during my long, dark evenings is the New York Times article Austin Frakt wrote about my and Matthew’s sleep paper.

Contact information

Jeffrey Shrader
Assistant Professor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
New York, NY
jgs2103@columbia.edu