The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has awarded three prizes to Harvard students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or resource economics — one prize each for a senior thesis, master’s student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award.

The program is a University-wide initiative based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government that seeks to develop innovative answers to today’s complex environmental challenges.

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Prize for the Best Senior Thesis
Jackson Salovaara, “Coal to Natural Gas Fuel Switching and CO2 Emissions Reduction”

The Christopher P. Kaneb Prize for the Best Paper by a Master’s Student
The prize was shared among the authors of two papers:
Jonathan Glassman and Vilas Rao, “Evaluating the Economic Benefits and Future Opportunities of the Maine Island Trail Association”

Torben Mideksa, “The Economic Impact of Oil Endowment: The Case of Norway”

The Enel Endowment Prize for the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student
The prize was shared between the authors of two papers:
Sounman Hong (with Thummim Cho), “Induced Innovation in Auto Industry: Marginal Cost of Quality Approach”

Matthew Ranson, “Rational Climate Skepticism and Non-Convergent Beliefs”