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Joshua Blonz

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California - Berkeley, 2017
  • B.A., Economics, Pomona College, 2008
Current Research Topics
  • Principal-agent problem, Energy policy
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2020 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2019 - 2020
  • Postdoctoral Scholar

    Resources for the Future

    2017 - 2019
  • Electricity Demand as a High-Frequency Economic Indicator: A Case Study of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Hurricane Harvey
    Joshua Blonz and Jacob Williams
    FEDS Notes (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2781
  • The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem
    Joshua A. Blonz
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2019)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2019.071
  • Essays in Environmental and Energy Economics
    Joshua Blonz
    Dissertations (University of California, Berkeley) (2017)
  • Social Safety Nets and US Climate Policy Costs
    Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw, and Margaret Walls
    Climate Policy (2012)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2011.644073
  • Climate Policy’s Uncertain Outcomes for Households: The Role of Complex Allocation Schemes in Cap-and-Trade
    Joshua Blonz, Dallas Burtraw, and Margaret A. Walls
    B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2533
  • Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies in the Electricity Sector
    Dallas Burtraw, Margaret Walls, and Joshua Blonz
    U.S. Energy Tax Policy (2010)
    https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921865.002
  • Growing Complexities: A Cross-Sector Review of U.S. Biofuels Policies and Their Interactions
    Joshua A. Blonz, Shalini P. Vajjhala, and Elena Safirova
    RFF Discussion Paper (2008)
  • conference

    June 2021

    AERE Summer Conference

    The Canary in the Coal Decline: Appalachian Household Finance and the Transition from Fossil Fuels

  • conference

    January 2021

    AEA Annual Meeting

    Exporting Carbon: US Coal Demand, International Leakage, and Implications for Climate Policy

  • conference

    June 2020

    AERE Summer Conference

    Exporting Carbon: US Coal Demand, International Leakage, and Implications for Climate Policy

  • conference

    September 2019

    The Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop

    The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem

  • conference

    July 2019

    NBER EEE Summer Institute

    The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem

  • conference

    June 2019

    AERE Summer Conference, Lake Tahoe

    The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem

  • conference

    March 2019

    UC Berkeley POWER Conference

    The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem

  • conference

    March 2017

    UC Berkeley POWER Conference

    Making the Best of the Second-Best: Welfare Consequences of Time-Varying Electricity Prices

  • conference

    June 2016

    AERE Summer Conference, Breckenridge CO

    Energy Efficiency Savings in Low-Income Households: Evidence from the California Savings Assistance Program

Referee
  • AEJ: Economic Policy
  • Economic Letters
  • Energy Journal
  • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
  • Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Nature Energy
  • Nature Sustainability
  • Energy Economics
Last update: June 30, 2022