News and updates

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.


I am an environmental and labor economist at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. My research focuses on how beliefs affect decision making, the role of forecasts and other informational interventions in shaping beliefs, and the ways that taking these factors into account can change our understanding of important issues ranging from routine time use to the damage from climate change. I also have a research agenda trying to convince myself that leisure can improve my labor productivity (see here).

Contact information

Jeffrey Shrader
Assistant Professor
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
New York, NY