Jonathan Colmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia, and the Co-Founder and Director of the Environmental Inequality Lab. 

He is a Theme Leader for the Climate & Environment Program at PEDL (CEPR), a research affiliate of CEPR, the CESifo Network, IZA, and the IGC, and a research associate at the Center for Economic Performance, and the CAGE Research Centre

Jonathan is an environmental economist, who also works in the area of growth and development economics. His research combines data with insights from economic theory and environmental science to better understand how economic activity and the environment influence one another.

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My paper "Does Pricing Carbon Mitigate Climate Change? Firm-Level Evidence from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme" (joint with Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, and Ulrich Wagner) has been published at The Review of Economic Studies!

My paper Do Carbon Offsets Offset Carbon?, with Raphael Calel, Antoine Dechezleprêtre , and Matthieu Glachant is forthcoming at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics!

My paper The Changing Nature of Pollution, Income, and Environmental Inequality in the United States, with Suvy Qin, John Voorheis, and Reed Walker has been published in the AEA Papers & Proceedings!

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