Ivan Rudik

Chief Environmental Economist
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Associate Professor (on leave)
Cornell University
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
SC Johnson College of Business

NBER Research Associate
CESifo Research Network Affiliate


Work in progress

Equity and efficiency in international climate adaptation portfolios
Derek Lemoine, Antonia Marcheva, Ivan Rudik

Improving benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program for biodiversity
Chen-Ti Chen, Alison Johnston, Catherine Kling, Amanda Rodewald, Ivan Rudik

Working papers

The economic effects of climate change in dynamic spatial equilibrium
Ivan Rudik, Gary Lyn, Weiliang Tan, Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
Media: The Economic Times

Economic geography and the efficiency of air pollution regulation in the United States
Alex Hollingsworth, Taylor Jaworski, Carl Kitchens, Ivan Rudik
[conditionally accepted at JPE: Micro]

The environmental effects of economic production: Evidence from ecological observations
Yuanning Liang, Ivan Rudik, Eric Zou

Equity and Efficiency in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Adaptation Investments
Ivan Rudik, Derek Lemoine, Antonia Marcheva (randomized author order, NBER EEPE Book Chapter)

The social value of hurricane forecasts
Renato Molina, Ivan Rudik
Media: Marketplace

Synthesis of evidence yields high social cost of carbon due to structural model variation and uncertainties
Frances Moore, Moritz Drupp, James Rising, Simon Dietz, Ivan Rudik, Gernot Wagner
Media: The New York Times

Published and Forthcoming Papers

A thousand cuts: Cumulative lead exposure reduces academic achievement
Hollingsworth, A., J.M. Huang, I. Rudik, N. Sanders. Forthcoming.
Journal of Human Resources.
Media: The 74, Tradeoffs, The Hill, Econofact, The Guardian
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The effect of leaded gasoline on elderly mortality: Evidence from regulatory exemptions
Hollingsworth, A. and I. Rudik. 2021.
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Media: Energy Institute Blog, Innovation Frontier Project, AEA Chart of the Week, Econofact, Vox
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Conservation co-benefits from pollution regulation: Evidence from birds
Liang, Y., I. Rudik, E. Zou, A. Johnston, A. Rodewald, C. Kling. 2020.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Media: Audubon, PNAS Podcast, Forbes, Smithsonian
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Costs of inefficient regulation: Evidence from the Bakken
Lade, G. and I. Rudik. 2020.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
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Optimal climate policy when damages are unknown
Rudik, I. 2020.
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
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External impacts of local energy policy: The case of renewable portfolio standards
Hollingsworth, A. and I. Rudik. 2019.
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
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Air pollution and visitation at U.S. national parks
Keiser, D., G. Lade, and I. Rudik. 2018.
Science Advances.
Media: Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, Associated Press, and others

Tradable credit markets for intensity standards
Rudik, I. 2018.
Economic Modelling.
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Steering the climate system: Using inertia to lower the cost of policy
Lemoine, D. and I. Rudik. 2017.
American Economic Review.
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Managing climate change under uncertainty: Recursive integrated assessment at an inflection point
Lemoine, D. and I. Rudik. 2017.
Annual Review of Resource Economics.
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Opportunities for advances in climate change economics
Burke, M., M. Craxton, C. D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graff-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W.M. Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D. L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K.Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, I. Rudik, J. Stock, and R. S. J. Tol. 2016.
Media: Futurity, Iowa Public Radio (River to River)


Environmental economics (undergrad)
Environmental economics (masters)
Dynamic optimization (Ph.D.)