Lucas W. Davis
Lucas W. Davis is an Assistant Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (starting July 1, 2009) and a Faculty Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. Prior to coming to Haas, he was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at MIT. He received a B.A. with high honors from Amherst College in 1996 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2005.
Davis’ research focuses broadly on public economics, applied microeconomics, and energy and environmental economics. He has published papers in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, and Journal of Political Economy and currently serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Public Economics. Currently Davis is studying a variety of topics, including public policies for addressing air quality in urban areas, the economic cost of price controls in energy markets, alternative forms of retail electricity pricing, and the environmental consequences of international trade in used cars.