Waxman, Andrew Robert | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University
  • M.Sc., Economics for Development, Oxford University
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University
Research Areas
  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
Teaching Areas
  • Economics
  • Environmental and Energy Policy
  • Quantitative Methods

Andrew Waxman is an applied microeconomist examining the relationship between environmental outcomes, urban policies and inequality. Much of his work consists in trying to think about how household location decisions of place of work and residence have implications for levels of emissions from home electricity usage as well as from commuting using personal vehicles. The link between these sectors has important implications for the design of cities and for understanding the full effects of policies targeting housing or transportation. Waxman has also studied real-time pricing of congested freeways in Los Angeles and has worked on research exploring how public transportation capacity in cities affects the welfare of high- and low-skilled workers.


NewsApril 2, 2021
April 2: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

  • Patrick Bixler spoke to the Associated Press about philanthropic gifts and scientific discovery after former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, gave $150 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for research in biology and AI. 

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Media MentionJanuary 19, 2021
It’s time for electric vehicles to pay their share for Texas highways

A bill before the Legislature proposes an annual fee on electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Media MentionJanuary 15, 2021
Opinion: Fee for electric, hybrid vehicles is good for Texas roads

The bill, introduced by state Rep. Ken King of Hemphill, will help to recoup infrastructure costs from hybrid and electric vehicle drivers who currently pay little or no gas taxes.

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