C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell's Papers

Below I list my working papers, my peer-reviewed publications (in reverse chronological order), my selected other publications (in reverse chronological order), and my blogs (in reverse chronological order).

Cornell University DEEP-GREEN-RADAR has a list of my applied dynamic structural econometric modeling papers by topic.

Cornell University TREESPEAR has a list of my natural resource, energy, and environmental economics papers by topic.


Working Papers

  • A structural econometric model of the dynamic game between petroleum producers in the world petroleum market (with Khaled H. Kheiravar and Amy Myers Jaffe)
    [Working paper]
  • Supply, demand, and the effects of government policy in the Chinese automobile market: A random coefficients mixed oligopolistic differentiated products model (with Yuan Chen)
    [Working paper]
  • The dynamic migration game: A structural econometric model and application to rural Mexico (with Rubén Irvin Rojas Valdés and J. Edward Taylor)
    [Working paper]
  • A dynamic model of subsidies: Theory and application to the ethanol industry (with Fujin Yi and Karen E. Thome)
    [Working paper]
  • The economics of decision-making for crop disease control (with Christine L. Carroll, Colin A. Carter, and Rachael E. Goodhue)
    [Working paper]
  • Peer effects and the use of subsidized goods: A structural econometric model of a health promotion program in rural China (with Xiaochen Ma and Scott Rozelle)
    [Working paper]
  • Policy instrument choice when marginal damages are uncertain: Theory and evidence from a laboratory experiment (with David R. Heres)
    [Working paper]
  • The design of renewable fuel mandates and cost containment mechanisms (with Gabriel E. Lade)
    [Working paper]
  • Climate change policy: Dynamics, strategy, and the Kyoto Protocol (with Saleh Zakerinia)
    [Working paper]
  • Groundwater under open access: A structural model of the dynamic extraction game in California (with Louis Sears and M. Todd Walter)
    [Working paper]
  • Pesticide spraying and disease forecasts: A dynamic structural econometric model of grape growers in California (with Olena Sambucci and Travis J. Lybbert)
    [Working paper]
  • Ethanol plant investment and government policy: A dynamic structural econometric model (with Karen E. Thome)
    [Working paper]
  • Public transit investment and traffic congestion policy (with Justin Beaudoin and Y. Hossein Farzin)
    [Working paper]
  • Neighborhood effects in migration decisions in rural Mexico (with Rubén Irvin Rojas Valdés and J. Edward Taylor)
    [Working paper]
  • Dual rights to groundwater: Theory and application to California (with Louis Sears)
    [Working paper]
  • On the economic efficiency of oil production contracts: A dynamic model of the Rumaila oil field in Iraq (with Abbas Ghandi)
    [Working paper]
  • Market power in the world oil market: Evidence for an OPEC cartel and an oligopolistic non-OPEC fringe
    [Working paper]
  • Supply chain externalities and agricultural disease (with Christine L. Carroll, Colin A. Carter, and Rachael E. Goodhue)
    [Working paper]
  • What factors affect the decision to invest in a fuel ethanol plant?: A structural model of the ethanol investment timing game (with Fujin Yi)
    [Working paper]
  • A theory of regulatory federalism
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of climate change on agricultural groundwater extraction (with Ernst Bertone Oehninger and Michael R. Springborn)
    [Working paper]
  • Interjurisdictional spatial externalities in groundwater management (with Louis Sears and David Lim)
    [Working paper]
  • Corn ethanol in the Midwestern United States: Local competition, entry, and agglomeration (with Karen E. Thome)
    [Working paper]
  • The rate of return to research and development in energy (with David Corderi Novoa)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of energy policies in China on GDP, industrial output, and new energy profits (with Ming-Jie Lu and Song Chen)
    [Working paper]
  • Ordeal mechanisms, information and the cost-effectiveness of subsidies: Evidence from subsidized eyeglasses in rural China (with Sean Sylvia, Xiaochen Ma, Yaojiang Shi, and Scott Rozelle)
    [Working paper]
  • Is public transit's "green" reputation deserved?: Evaluating the effects of transit supply on air quality (with Justin Beaudoin)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of climate change on crop choice and agricultural variety (with Ernst Bertone Oehninger and Michael R. Springborn)
    [Working paper]
  • On the optimality of a fishery moratorium (with Brian B. Shin and Jon M. Conrad)
    [Working paper]
  • Optimal Moso bamboo forest management: A dynamic model (with Tong Wu, David R. Just, Jiancheng Zhao, Zhangjun Fei, and Qiang Wei)
    [Working paper]
  • Ethanol plant investment in Canada: A structural model (with Fujin Yi)
    [Working paper]
  • Climate change, groundwater, crop choice, and irrigation technology: A review of recent studies (with Ernst Bertone Oehninger and Michael R. Springborn)
    [Working paper]
  • Property rights and groundwater management in the High Plains Aquifer (with Ernst Bertone Oehninger)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of fuel subsidies on air quality: Evidence from the Iranian subsidy reform (with Khaled H. Kheiravar)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of air pollution on travel mode choice (with Dingyi Li, Shanjun Li, and Avralt-Od Purevjav)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of innovation on income inequality in China (with Qingchun Liu)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of China’s biofuel policies on agricultural and ethanol markets (with Shuyang Si, James A. Chalfant, and Fujin Yi)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of an emissions cap on agriculture (with Isabel Call)
    [Working paper]
  • On the optimal allocation of regulatory power for public goods provision
    [Working paper]
  • Environmental policies in the transportation sector: Taxes, subsidies, mandates, restrictions, and investment (with Justin Beaudoin, Yuan Chen, David R. Heres, Khaled H. Kheiravar, Fujin Yi, and Wei Zhang)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of migration and remittances on productive investment in rural Mexico (with Michael Castelhano, Daniel A. Sumner, and J. Edward Taylor)
    [Working paper]
  • The economics of sustainable agricultural groundwater management: Recent findings (with Louis Sears, Ernst Bertone Oehninger, and David Lim)
    [Working paper]
  • Ten scalable solutions for bending the climate change curve the California way (with Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Daniel M. Kammen, Fonna Forman, Jon Christensen, Lifang Chiang, Juliann E. Allison, Maximilian Auffhammer, David Auston, Anthony D. Barnosky, William D. Collins, Steven J. Davis, Susanna B. Hecht, Teenie Matlock, Daniel Press, Doug Rotman, Scott Samuelsen, Gina Solomon, and Byron Washom)
    [Working paper]
  • The Chinese automobile industry and government policy (with Yuan Chen and Yunshi Wang)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of public transportation and the built environment on the number of civilian vehicles in China (with Qingchun Liu)
    [Working paper]
  • The effects of Nature on learning in games
    [Working paper]
  • The economics of migration and migration policy in rural Mexico (with Rubén Irvin Rojas Valdés and J. Edward Taylor)
    [Working paper]
  • The producer surplus associated with gasoline fuel use in the United States (with Yongling Sun, Mark A. Delucchi and Joan M. Ogden)
    [Working paper]
  • The conditional relationship between risk and return in Iran's stock market (with Mahdieh Rezagholizadeh, Kazem Yavari and Bahram Sahabi)
    [Working paper]
  • Using observed ozone-temperature relationships to project the effect of future climate change on ozone exceedances in the northeastern United States (with Loretta J. Mickley, Katharine M. Hayhoe, Ed P. Maurer, Christian Hogrefe, Patrick L. Kinney, and Daniel J. Jacob)


  • Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Cook, Jonathan A., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (forthcoming). Wind turbine shutdowns and upgrades in Denmark: Timing decisions and the impact of government policy. Energy Journal.
    [Manuscript]
  • Kheiravar, Khaled H., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (forthcoming). Econometric modeling of the world oil market as a dynamic game. In Stéphane Goutte and Duc Khuong Nguyen (Eds.), Handbook of Energy Finance: Theories, Practices and Simulations. World Scientific Publishing.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Carroll, Christine L., Colin A. Carter, Rachael E. Goodhue, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (forthcoming). Crop disease and agricultural productivity: Evidence from a dynamic structural model of Verticillium wilt management. In Wolfram Schlenker (Ed.), Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    [Manuscript (most recent)] [NBER working paper (June 2017)] [Publication]
  • Lhermie, Guillaume, Didier Wernlii, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Donald Kenkel, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Loren William Tauer, and Yrjo Tapio Gröhn. (2019). Tradeoffs between resistance to antimicrobials in public health and their use in agriculture: Moving towards sustainability assessment. Ecological Economics, 166, 106427.
    [Working paper] [Published paper]
  • Sears, Louis, David Lim, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2019). Spatial groundwater management: A dynamic game framework and application to California. Water Economics and Policy, 5 (1), 1850019.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Sears, Louis, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2019). Water management and economics. In Gail L. Cramer, Krishna P. Paudel, and Andrew Schmitz (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics (pp. 269-284). London: Routledge.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Si, Shuyang, Mingjie Lyu, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Song Chen. (2018). The effects of energy-related policies on energy consumption in China. Energy Economics, 76, 202-227.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Sears, Louis, David Lim, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2018). The economics of agricultural groundwater management institutions: The case of California. Water Economics and Policy, 4 (3), 1850003.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Aaron Smith. (2018). Policy shocks and market-based regulations: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100 (3), 707-731.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper] [Appendix]
  • Sears, Louis, Joseph Caparelli, Clouse Lee, Devon Pan, Gillian Strandberg, Linh Vuu, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2018). Jevons’ Paradox and efficient irrigation technology. Sustainability, 10 (5), 1590.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Beaudoin, Justin, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2018). The effects of public transit supply on the demand for automobile travel. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88, 447-467.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia, Krishna P. Paudel, and Mahesh Pandit. (2018). One shape does not fit all: A nonparametric instrumental variable approach to estimating the income-pollution relationship at the global level. Water Resources and Economics, 21, 3-16.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Carroll, Christine L., Colin A. Carter, Rachael E. Goodhue, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Krishna V. Subbarao. (2018). A review of control options and externalities for Verticillium wilts. Phytopathology, 108 (2), 160-171.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Aaron Smith. (2018). Designing climate policy: Lessons from the Renewable Fuel Standard and the blend wall. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100 (2), 585-599.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Rojas Valdés, Rubén Irvin, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and J. Edward Taylor. (2018). Migration in rural Mexico: Strategic interactions, dynamic behavior, and the environment. Journal of Academic Perspectives, 2017 (3).
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2017). Dynamic structural econometric modeling of the ethanol industry. In Alberto Adrego Pinto and David Zilberman (Eds.), Modelling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics II (pp. 293-306). Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Zhang, Jiangshan, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2017). The macroeconomic rebound effect in China. Energy Economics, 67, 202-212.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Carroll, Christine L., Colin A. Carter, Rachael E. Goodhue, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Krishna V. Subbarao. (2017). The economics of managing Verticillium wilt, an imported disease in California lettuce. California Agriculture, 71 (3), 178-183.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Zhang, Wei, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Victoria I. Umanskaya. (2017). The effects of license plate-based driving restrictions on air quality: Theory and empirical evidence. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 82, 181-220.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Ghandi, Abbas, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2017). On the rate of return and risk factors to international oil companies in Iran's buy-back service contracts. Energy Policy, 103, 16-19.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Beaudoin, Justin, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2017). The effects of urban public transit investment on traffic congestion and air quality. In Hamid Yaghoubi (Ed.), Urban Transport Systems (Chapter 6). InTech.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Zhang, Wei, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2017). Market power in nonrenewable resource markets: An empirical dynamic model. Land Economics, 93 (1), 74-86.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2017). Global gasoline prices: The need to raise gasoline taxes. Nature Energy, 2, Article 16206.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Ramanathan, Veerabhadran, Juliann E. Allison, Maximilian Auffhammer, David Auston, Anthony D. Barnosky, Lifang Chiang, William D. Collins, Steven J. Davis, Fonna Forman, Susanna B. Hecht, Daniel M. Kammen, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Teenie Matlock, Daniel Press, Doug Rotman, Scott Samuelsen, Gina Solomon, David G. Victor, Byron Washom, and Jon Christensen. (2016). Chapter 1. Bending the curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability. In Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan (Ed.), Bending the Curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability. Collabra, 2 (1), Article 15, 1-17.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Auffhammer, Maximilian, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, James Bushnell, Olivier Deschênes, and Junjie Zhang. (2016). Chapter 4. Economic considerations: Cost-effective and efficient climate policies. In Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan (Ed.), Bending the Curve: Ten scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability. Collabra, 2 (1), Article 18, 1-14.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Morrison, Geoffrey M., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2016). Does employment growth increase travel time to work?: An empirical analysis using military troop movements. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 60, 180-197.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2016). The management of groundwater: Irrigation efficiency, policy, institutions, and externalities. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 8, 247-259.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Morrison, Geoffrey M., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2016). Driving in force: The influence of workplace peers on commuting decisions on U.S. military bases. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 125, 22-40.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Beaudoin, Justin, Y. Hossein Farzin, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2015). Public transit investment and sustainable transportation: A review of studies of transit's impact on traffic congestion and air quality. Research in Transportation Economics, 52, 15-22.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2015). The design and economics of low carbon fuel standards. Research in Transportation Economics, 52, 91-99.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Lisa Pfeiffer. (2015). Strategic behavior and regulation over time and space. In Kimberly Burnett, Richard Howitt, James A. Roumasset, and Christopher A. Wada (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Water Economics and Institutions (pp. 79-90). New York: Routledge.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2014). The effects of energy prices on agricultural groundwater extraction from the High Plains Aquifer. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96 (5), 1349-1362.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Jardine, Sunny L., C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and James N. Sanchirico. (2014). Measuring benefits from a marketing cooperative in the Copper River Fishery. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96 (4), 1084-1101.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper] [Appendix]
  • Ghandi, Abbas, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2014). Oil and gas service contracts around the world: A review. Energy Strategy Reviews, 3, 63-71.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Jieyin (Jean) Zeng. (2014). The optimal gasoline tax for China. Theoretical Economics Letters, 4 (4), 270-278.
    [Published paper]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2014). Does efficient irrigation technology lead to reduced groundwater extraction?: Empirical evidence. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 67 (2), 189-208.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2014). Modeling ethanol investment decisions. In Alberto Adrego Pinto and David Zilberman (Eds.), Modelling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics I (pp. 487-497). Springer.
    [Publication]
  • Bremson, Joel, Alan Meier, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and Joan M. Ogden (2013). New approach to modeling large-scale alternative fuel and vehicle transitions. Transportation Research Record, 2385, 61-69.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Herath Mudiyanselage, Nisal, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and Fujin Yi. (2013). An analysis of ethanol investment decisions in Thailand. Theoretical Economics Letters, 3 (5A1), 14-20.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). California’s agriculture-related air pollution policy. Journal of Environmental Protection, 4 (8A1), 24-27.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Jieyin (Jean) Zeng. (2013). The elasticity of demand for gasoline in China. Energy Policy, 59, 189-97.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Lea Prince. (2013). Gasoline price volatility and the elasticity of demand for gasoline. Energy Economics, 38, 111-117.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Erich J. Muehlegger. (2013). On the use of heuristics to approximate competitors' private information. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 86, 10-23.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). Strategic decision-making with information and extraction externalities: A structural model of the multi-stage investment timing game in offshore petroleum production. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95 (5), 1601-1621.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper] [Appendix]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Zachary D. Liscow. (2013). Endogeneity in the environmental Kuznets curve: An instrumental variables approach. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95 (2), 268-274.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper] [Appendix A (tables)] [Appendix B (figures)]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2012). Using spatial econometrics to measure ozone pollution externalities. Journal of Environmental Protection, 3 (9A), 1117-1123.
    [Published paper]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2012). Groundwater pumping and spatial externalities in agriculture. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 64 (1), 16-30.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Ghandi, Abbas, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2012). Do Iran’s buy-back service contracts lead to optimal production?: The case of Soroosh and Nowrooz. Energy Policy, 42, 181-190.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Leighty, Wayne, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2012). Tax policy can change the production path: A model of optimal oil extraction in Alaska. Energy Policy, 41, 759-774.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper] [Annex]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2011). Learning an opponent’s strategy in Cournot competition. International Journal of Strategic Management, 11 (1), 94-112.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2011). Estimating supply and demand in the world oil market. Journal of Energy and Development, 34 (1), 1-32.
    [Published paper]
  • Corderi, David, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2011). Measuring the social rate of return to R&D in coal, petroleum and nuclear manufacturing: A study of the OECD countries. Energy Policy, 39 (5), 2780-2785.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2011). An assessment of the effectiveness of California’s local air pollution controls on agricultural sources. In M. Khallaf (Ed.), The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources (pp. 323-330). InTech.
    [Publication]
  • Heres, David R., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2011). California’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies. In Ibon Galarraga, Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino, and Anil Markandya (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainable Energy (pp. 555-573). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
    [Publication]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2010). The effect of irrigation technology on groundwater use. Choices, 25 (3).
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2010). A spatial econometric approach to measuring pollution externalities: An application to ozone smog. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 40 (1), 1-19.
    [Published paper] [Appendix A]
  • Adjemian, Michael K., C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and Jeffrey Williams. (2010). Estimating spatial interdependence in automobile type choice with survey data. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 44, 661-675.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2010). How should standards be set and met?: On the allocation of regulatory power in a federal system. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Topics, 10 (1), Article 51.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2010). Instability, investment, disasters, and demography: Natural disasters and fertility in Italy (1820-1962) and Japan (1671-1965). Population and Environment, 31 (4), 255-281.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Lea Prince. (2009). The optimal gas tax for California. Energy Policy, 37 (12), 5173-5183.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Farinelli, Barbara, Colin A. Carter, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and Daniel A. Sumner. (2009). Import demand for Brazilian ethanol: A cross-country analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17, S9-S17.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2009). Estimating strategic interactions in petroleum exploration. Energy Economics, 31 (4), 586-594.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, Haoying Meng, Tsz Yan Ngai, Valeria Oscherov, and Yan Hong Zhu. (2009). Hotelling revisited: Oil prices and endogenous technological progress. Natural Resources Research, 18 (1), 29-38.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2009). Insights from a simple Hotelling model. Natural Resources Research, 18 (1), 19-28.
    [Manuscript] [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2008). An evaluation of Keynes’ projected possibilities. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 67 (2), 315-329.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, and Gernot Wagner. (2007). Steady-state growth in a Hotelling model of resource extraction. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 54 (1), 68-83.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2005). The investment timing game in petroleum production: An econometric model. Physica A, 355 (1), 62-68.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, Daniel J. Jacob, and Arlene M. Fiore. (2001). Trends in exceedances of the ozone air quality standard in the continental United States, 1980-1998. Atmospheric Environment, 35, 3217-3228.
    [Published paper]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, Daniel J. Jacob, J. William Munger, and Arlene M. Fiore. (2000). Increasing background ozone in surface air over the United States. Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (21), 3465-3468.
    [Published paper]


  • Selected Other Publications

  • Sears, Louis, David Lim, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell. (2017). Agricultural groundwater management in California: Possible perverse consequences? Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 20 (3), 1-3.
    [Publication]
  • Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2016). The economics of groundwater management. Policy brief, University of California Center Sacramento.
    [Policy brief]
  • Handy, Susan, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Deborah Salon. (2015). Introduction to the special issue on Sustainable Transportation. Research in Transportation Economics, 52, 1-2.
    [Publication]
  • Ramanathan, Veerabhadran, Juliann E. Allison, Maximilian Auffhammer, David Auston, Anthony D. Barnosky, Lifang Chiang, William D. Collins, Steven J. Davis, Fonna Forman, Susanna B. Hecht, Daniel Kammen, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Teenie Matlock, Daniel Press, Doug Rotman, Scott Samuelsen, Gina Solomon, David G. Victor, and Byron Washom. (2015). Executive Summary. Bending the Curve: 10 Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability. University of California systemwide report, University of California.
    [Publication]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, and Aaron Smith. (2015). Ex post costs and renewable identification number (RIN) prices under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 15-22.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Ghandi, Abbas, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2015). Is resource nationalism on the rise?: Evidence from service contracts in eight countries. International Association for Energy Economics Energy Forum, 24 (1), 35-37.
    [Manuscript] [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2014). The benefits of investing in energy research and development. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 8 (8).
    [Publication]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2014). Perverse consequences of incentive-based groundwater conservation programs. Global Water Forum, Discussion Paper 1415.
    [Publication]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2014). Controlling compliance costs for California’s LCFS with a price ceiling. Policy brief, University of California at Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.
    [Policy brief]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). Containing the costs of California’s low carbon fuel standard. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 7 (12).
    [Publication]
  • Lade, Gabriel E., and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2013). A report on the economics of California’s low carbon fuel standard and cost containment mechanisms. Prepared for the California Air Resources Board. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-13-23.
    [Report]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). Incentive-based groundwater conservation programs may have unintended results. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 7 (6), 5-6.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2012). On designing and analyzing policies for renewable fuels. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 6 (12), 4-5.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2011). The effects of an E10 ethanol-blend policy on California. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 5 (5), 6-7.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2010). Gasoline price volatility. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 4 (11), 6-8.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia, Wei Zhang, Omid Rouhani, and Lea Prince. (2009). The implications of an E10 ethanol-blend policy for California. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 13 (2), 1-4.
    [Publication]
  • Pfeiffer, Lisa, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin. (2009). Incentive-based groundwater conservation programs: Perverse consequences? Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, 12 (6), 1-4.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2007). California’s gasoline tax. California State Controller John Chiang Statement of General Fund Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1 (7), 5-8.
    [Publication]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2001). The scholar as activist: A colloquium explores these dual roles. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletin, XXX (9), 1-3.
    [Publication]


  • Blogs

  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). Paradox on the Plains: As water efficiency increases, so can water use. California WaterBlog.
    [Blog]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). The unintended consequences of incentive-based groundwater conservation programs: A study using spatial data. Energy Dimensions.
    [Blog]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2013). On designing and analyzing policies for renewable fuels. Energy Dimensions.
    [Blog]
  • Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia. (2012). California should raise its gasoline tax. Energy Dimensions.
    [Blog]