Waxman, Andrew Robert | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • 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.

Newsworthy

NewsJuly 14, 2021
A federal tax credit could incentivize (and accelerate) the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

A current federal tax credit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon dioxide from industrial sources could be critical to help the U.S. reach end of decade carbon neutrality targets while yielding economic benefits, particularly on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin published today in Energy Policy.

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NewsJune 18, 2021
Sheila Olmstead, Andrew Waxman, Ben Leibowicz lead team awarded $850,000 to study the economics of carbon capture and storage

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a team led by LBJ School Professor of Public Affairs Sheila Olmstead a $850,000 grant to study the economics of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). The three-year project is a unique collaboration between social science scholars at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wyoming, supported by physical science experts at UT's Bureau of Economic Geology. It will not only develop and complete four projects on the economics of CCUS, but will also create an interdisciplinary research network to engage further study.

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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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